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Registered Dietitian- Eating Disorder, Residential- Full Time

Company: Center For Discovery
Location: Milwaukee
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

Who is Discovery Behavioral Health?

Discovery Behavioral Health (DBH) is a national leader in behavioral healthcare and one of the fastest growing companies in the field. DBH offers world-class treatment for those struggling with eating, mental health, and substance use disorders, and places a high priority on seeking employees who share our passion for improving the lives we serve.

Since 1997, Center for Discovery, DBH's eating disorder division, has helped thousands of patients discover their path to the full and rewarding lives they deserve with evidence-based and inclusive treatment options.

Our Offer to You!

We are dedicated to empowering our clinicians with their professional and personal development by providing:

  • 401(k) with company match
  • Healthcare benefits
  • Vacation and sick days
  • Employee referral program
  • Employee discounts to various stores, amusement parks, events, etc.
  • Training in best practices for telehealth
  • Continuing education (CE) programs and training
  • Weekly training opportunities
  • Advancement opportunities within the organization
    Job Description

    Center for Discovery's Registered Dietitian Program integrates an All Foods Fit approach, with Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size (HAES) -- principles. This program is weight inclusive to support our diverse group of clients in healing their relationship with food and body image. The dietary program integrates evidence-based practices to treat all eating disorder diagnoses and co-occurring disorders in collaboration with medical professionals to promote medical stability and nutrition rehabilitation.

    In alignment with our integration of Exposure and Response Prevention, clients participate in various food exposures while in treatment to reduce anxiety associated with certain foods or food-related situations.

    This integrative and transformative approach empowers clients to find what recovery means for them, through aiding them on the path to improving their relationships with food, mind, and body.

    Responsibilities
    • Meet with each patient on a weekly basis to implement and manage individualized dietary meal plans including conducting weekly calorie counts
    • Conduct Dietary Intake on admit
    • Complete documentation on each client's progress throughout the treatment experience, making sure that daily progress notes reflect the goals within the treatment plan
    • Facilitate Nutrition Groups that are appropriate to the adult and adolescent age groups.
    • Implement one dietary treatment plan for each client within a week of admission
    • Communicate with referring and/or outpatient treatment team throughout patients' treatment episode
    • Oversight of Diet-technicians to encourage supportive mealtimes and monitoring supplementation
    • Collaborate with the Director of Dietary Services and the treatment team to ensure the best standard of nutrition and dietary services are occurring
    • Enforce dietary program and advise clients appropriately on food choices
    • Demonstrate understanding of the medical consequences of eating disorders, the hazards of re-feeding and how to avoid complications
    • Ability to implement specific dietary exchange patterns through knowledge of portion size and caloric recommendations
    • Facilitate family sessions and education; including therapeutic meals; as appropriate
    • Communication with medical doctor, as needed, regarding any medical problems that may require dietary intervention. Communication with psychiatrist where applicable.
    • Registered dietitian remains appropriately accessible to family members, including weekly communication (phone, email or in person) with parents of adolescents.
      This is a Full-Time position at one of our residential programs. For a virtual tour of the facility, please visit our website at centerfordiscovery.com.

      Qualifications
      • Course work accredited or approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and an RD/RDN credential
      • One year experience in dietary counseling, preferred experience or education with treating eating disorders or other mental health conditions
      • The Registered Dietitian must be fully registered/certified in the appropriate state, candidates who have completed their dietetic internship and are eligible to take the registration exam may be considered
        Additional Information

        We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

        For more information about our company benefits, please visit us at discoverybehavioralhealth.com/careers/

Keywords: Center For Discovery, Milwaukee , Registered Dietitian- Eating Disorder, Residential- Full Time, Healthcare , Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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