Registered Dietitian, Per Diem

Per Diem
201 Pleasant Hill Road
Chester, NJ 07930
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Job Description

Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation | Select Medical

Chester, NJ

Registered Dietitian

Shift Hours: Flexible Day Shift, Per Diem

(This includes weekday & weekend shifts)

Benefits of becoming a Dietitian with us:

  • 8-hour shifts
  • Flexible schedule 
  • Ability to be creative with meal plans based on patient's needs
  • Manageable case load
  • High success rate of patients going home from our hospital
  • Competitive rates
  • Work-life balance
  • Team-oriented culture
  • A network of over 50K employees nationwide with advancement and relocation opportunities

We are currently seeking a Registered Dietitian for our Chester campus to work: 1-2 days per week with weekday availability. Come join the team!


Position Summary:

Provides quality nutritional care to patients, including the assessment of nutritional needs, the development of medical nutrition therapies, and implements these plans with the multi-interdisciplinary team. Participates in multi-disciplinary rounds. Provides nutrition education to patients and families. Acting Food Service supervisor as needed/ required by department. Implements established departmental and institute policies and procedures. Follows standard practices and complies with regulatory requirements.  

Specific Duties:

  • Provides quality nutrition services including, but not limited to, screening, initial assessment, re-assessments, nutrition counseling and education, therapeutic diet calculations and calorie counts. Develops appropriate nutritional care plans. 
  • Considers religious, cultural and ethical factors when completing nutrition assessments and creating plan of care. 
  • Evaluates potential food/drug interactions, and/or herb/supplement interactions. Provides nutrition education/counseling as appropriate.  
  • Attend Interdisciplinary Care meetings, when assigned, for development of patient care plans. Participates with the interdisciplinary team in various medical rounds (as available at facility) i.e., wound rounds, or dysphagia rounds. 
  • Develops and implements educational programs for patients and staff. Works with the patient to identify a nutrition education plan and sets achievable goals.  
  • Keeps current with nutritional practices and theories. Maintains current ADA requirements, (i.e., Professional Portfolio, self development and continuing education classes.) 
  • Oversees Food and Nutrition departmental office systems, including diet cardex, place cards, ordering nutritional supplements, etc. Utilizes the electronic patient information system as needed.
  • Acts as Food Service manager during scheduled weekends, holidays, or covering vacation shifts. Supervises staff along with Dietary Manager to achieve hospital and departmental mission and goals.


Minimum Education & Experience (Including Licenses):

  • Bachelor's degree in Food & Nutrition or equivalent is required. 
  • Current registration as a Registered Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) is required.
  • One to three years in a healthcare setting is preferred. 

Additional Data

Overview of Select Medical Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospitals

Select Medical's Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospitals provide advanced treatment and comprehensive care to best address the medical, physical, emotional and vocational challenges for individuals with:

  • Brain Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stroke
  • Amputation
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Orthopedic Conditions 
  • Multiple Traumas


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