Licensed Clinical Dietitian
Every day is an opportunity for our associates to deeply connect with people in a profound and personal way. Our associates are the core of our mission and we know that offering them genuine rewards and heart filling job satisfaction is the key to our success as a company. Here you’ll find opportunities to grow your career at any level whether you have direct contact with resident or support someone who does, and be inspired personally. With over 60,000 associates, there’s a place for you to make a difference in lives of the families we serve throughout our continuum of care.
Under limited supervision, coordinates nutritional care of residents by completing nutritional assessments, developing and implementing care plans and documenting dietary information about residents. Ensures diet plan is consistent with regional direction.
- Consults with residents to evaluate nutritional needs; assesses nutritional needs by using assessment tools; in conjunction with the resident, develops a nutrition care plan; makes appropriate referrals to other care providers; conducts follow-up visits to monitor resident progress.
- Documents care information; participates in case conferences to discuss resident’s strengths and needs with team members; consults with team members regarding residents; review records to determine client progress and makes modifications to the diet plan.
- Clinically supervises residents with high risk conditions such as diabetes, obesity, etc.
- Identifies the need for and develops nutritional education materials and tool to assist residents; conducts staff training related to nutrition;
- Attends conferences, meetings and educational programs to maintain currency in the field of nutrition.
This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should perform all duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics, Nutrition Science or a related field and two years of experience in nutritional counseling.
Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special Requirements
Must be currently licensed as a Registered Dietician. Must have a valid driver's license and a current 3-year driving abstract with no more than one moving violation as a condition of employment.
Applies existing guidelines and procedures to make varied decisions within a department. Uses sound judgment and experience to solve moderately complex problems based on precedent, example, reasonableness or a combination of these.
Knowledge and Skills
Possesses extensive knowledge of a distinct skill or function and a thorough understanding of the organization and work environment. Has working knowledge of a functional discipline. Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of nutrition including the nutritional problems of a variety of age, cultural, social and economic groups; principles of program planning, implementation and evaluation.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions
- Requires interaction with co-workers, residents or vendors
- Occasional weekend, evening or night work if needed to ensure shift coverage.
- Use hands and fingers to handle or feel
- Reach with hands and arms
- Possible exposure to communicable diseases and infections
- Climb or balance
- Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
- Talk or hear
- Exposure to latex
- Ability to lift: Up to 5 pounds
- Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens
- Possible exposure to various drugs, chemical, infectious, or biological hazards
- Subject to injury from falls, burns, odors, or cuts from equipment
- Requires Travel: Occasionally
Brookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.