Registered Dietitian - Inpatient Rehab

Per Diem
1199 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange, NJ 07052
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Job Description

Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation | Select Medical

West Orange, NJ 


For over six decades, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation has pioneered the course of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Consistently named to “America’s Best Hospitals List” by U.S News & World Report, Kessler has set the gold standard in rehabilitation and is ranked as one of the leading rehabilitation hospitals in the nation.

We are seeking a per-diem registered dietitian to work in our Food and Nutrition Department located at our West Orange, NJ campus. 

 The requirements are a minimum of 4 working days per month, 2 of which must be weekend days. Increased weekend availability is a positive. 




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-interdisciplinary rounds.  Provides nutrition education to patients and families.  Acting Food Service supervisor as needed/ required by the 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 an appropriate nutritional care plan. 
  • 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.  
  • Communicates and implements the nutritional plan of care with the interdisciplinary care team. 
  • Attend Interdisciplinary Care meetings, when assigned, for the development of patient care plans. Participates with the interdisciplinary team in various medical rounds (as available at the 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 cards, 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 Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree with major studies in Food and Nutrition related field required
  • Current state licensure/certification - if required by state
  • Current registration by the Commission on Dietetics Registration required
  • One year of word experience in a facility setting with clinical responsibilities or equivalent required

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

**Select Medical is committed to having a workforce that reflects diversity at all levels and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment, and employees are treated during employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.


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