Registered Dietitian

The Renfrew Center
Published
July 11, 2021
Location
Philadelphia, PA
Job Type

Description

The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia (Roxborough area) has an opportunity for a Full-Time Registered Dietitian

Build your career with the leading provider in the field of eating disorders! 

The Renfrew Center has been a pioneer in the treatment of eating disorders since 1985. As the nation’s first residential eating disorder facility, now with 19 locations throughout the country, Renfrew has helped more than 75,000 women with eating disorders and other behavioral health issues.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Completes a comprehensive nutritional assessment on each patient upon admission
  • Counsels patients on principles of well-balanced nutrition in individual sessions and conduct group nutrition discussions 
  • Prepares individualized meal plans that consider the needs of the patient including medical, nutritional, age, cultural, religious, and ethical concerns
  • Provides at minimum weekly individual nutritional counseling for patients and family (as needed)
  • Conducts nutrition education groups that are appropriate for adult and adolescent populations
  • Provides updates on the nutritional status of each patient weekly as part of team rounds/meetings and as requested
  • Completes all required documentation and reports in a timely manner, maintaining compliance with the policies and procedures
  • Participates in development and updates of patient cycle menu
  • Manages inventory and food ordering/restocking for weekly food orders
  • Communicates effectively with other departments to provide the high-quality patient care
  • Demonstrates accountability for the proper use of patients protected health information
  • Participates in presentations of scheduled in-services and other appropriate training activities
  • Utilizes supervisory feedback to improve performance
  • Monitors meals and snacks, including eating/modeling normal eating with eating disordered patients
  • Communication with referring and/or outpatient dietitian upon admitting to program, during the course of treatment as needed, and upon discharge from the program
  • Performs Quality Improvement activities
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Education, Competencies, and Credentials:

  • Registered Dietitian with current registration with the Commission on Dietetic Registration and up to date continuing education credits
  • Bachelor’s degree in dietetics required; Graduate degree preferred
  • Minimum of 2-3 years nutrition counseling experience preferred
  • Experience with eating disorder population 

Skills:

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of, and ability to, assess eating disorders
  • Knowledge of nutrition counseling techniques and practices
  • Ability to develop and implement nutritional treatment planning
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information in accordance with state and federal law
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations
  • Skill in demonstrating tact, resourcefulness and patience
  • Ability to work well within a clinical team setting
  • Ability to adhere to and enforce policies and procedures
  • Ability to adapt to diverse client groups
  • Kitchen management knowledge
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to communicate kindly, professionally & effectively nutrition-related information to clients no matter what their unique situation

Hours:  40 hours per week

Health and Welfare Snapshot: 

  • Medical/RX and Vision
  • Dental
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • 401K Plan with Employer Match
  • Voluntary Short-Term Disability
  • Employer Paid Long-Term Disability
  • Group Life and AD&D

The Renfrew Center provides women with the tools they need to succeed — in recovery and in life. Offering a warm, nurturing environment, Renfrew emphasizes a respect for the unique psychology of women, the importance of a collaborative, therapeutic relationship and the belief that every woman needs to actively participate in her own growth and recovery.

The Renfrew Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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