Registered Dietitian

Job ID
2022-6510
Job Locations
US-CA-Aliso Viejo
Posted Date
4 days ago(8/5/2022 2:57 PM)
Category
Operations

Overview

Company Summary

If you are searching for a fulfilling place to develop your career and an opportunity to make a difference in helping others, then keep reading on. Here at AAC, we have a progressive culture; we listen to your ideas, value a work/life balance, invest in education, and we foster trust and respect for all individuals. Our exceptional comp and strong benefits include company matching 401K, medical, dental, vision and life insurance. We are looking for our future leaders, who are not only going to fill the qualifications for this job description, but who are going to exceed expectations. Be a part of a team whose mission is to provide quality, compassionate, and innovative care to adults struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. Our purpose and passion are to empower patients, their families, and our communities by helping individuals achieve recovery and optimal wellness of the mind, body, and spirit.

Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plans menu for clients, published 4x/week.
  • Prepares and delivers Nutrition Education classes to clients at least 3x/week.
  • Prepares individual nutrition assessment for each client within one week of arrival and prepares/documents meal plan prior to client's graduation from program.
  • Directs Head Chef and other cooking staff in areas including menu, meal prep, kitchen cleanliness, and customer service. Manages food inventory alongside Head Chef.
  • Assists with cooking classes as needed/required.
  • Provides guidance individually or in group discussions on the importance of following well-balanced nutritional guidelines.
  • Assists in authoring recipes for client's dossier.
  • Leads at least one grocery store tour and/or one restaurant outing with clients per week.
  • Assists Fitness Trainers with fitness assessments when needed.
  • Provide clients with positive, supportive, and constructive feedback in matters of nutrition and wellness.

Qualifications

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Dietetics, Nutrition, or related, equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must be a Registered Dietitian in the state of employment.
  • Must possess extensive knowledge of nutrition and must be able to teach those principles to others.
  • Knowledge of addiction and drug treatment preferred.
  • Functions with an awareness of patient safety issues and applies basic principles of safety as identified within the facility.
  • Ability to read and interpret written information; write clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar. Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; and participates in meetings.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Physical Requirements

AAC is committed to principles of equal opportunities for all employees.  The Company will provide reasonable accommodations that are necessary to comply with State and Federal disability discrimination laws

  • Prolonged sitting at a desk
  • Must be able to lift 15 pounds at a time

American Addiction Centers is an equal opportunity employer.  American Addiction Centers prohibits employment practices that discriminate against individuals or groups of employees on the basis of age, color disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other category deemed protected by state and/or federal law.

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