Registered Dietitian - Per Diem/PRN

Job ID 289220
Per Diem
300 Market Street
Saddle Brook, NJ 07663

Job Description

Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation | Select Medical

300 Market St, Saddle Brook, NJ 07663

Registered Dietitian - Inpatient Rehab

Shift Hours: Per Diem / PRN 

9:00AM - 5:00PM

Benefits of becoming a RD with us:

  • Full-benefits package (Including medical, dental, vision, 401k, life insurance, short and long term disability & more)
  • Impact on patient's recovery process and quality of life
  • High success rate of patients being discharged home 
  • Team-oriented culture
  • A network of over 50K employees nationwide with advancement and relocation opportunities


As an RD you will provide quality nutritional care to patients such as the development, implementation and monitoring of Medical Nutrition Therapy. Works collaboratively with medical staff, clinical staff, patients, families and food service staff to ensure implement nutrition care plans and maintain departmental standards. Provides nutrition education to patients, families and food service staff. Serves as a nutrition resource to the mult-disciplinary team. 

  • Perform nutrition assessments and re-assessments, identifies nutrition goals and interventions, monitors and evaluates patient progress. Provides clear and concise medical record documentation.
  • Develop and monitor enteral and/or parenteral nutrition support regimens in conjunction with pharmacy and the medical staff.
  • Collaborates with Speech Therapy regarding diet progression and transitional feeding to meet nutritional needs.
  • Clarify admission orders to ensure nutrition support, diet and oral supplement orders are consistent with the facility’s established nutrition support formulary and diet manual.
  • Consider religious, cultural and ethnic factors in development of nutrition care plans.
  • Evaluate potential food/drug interactions, and/or herb/supplement interactions. Provides nutrition education/counseling as appropriate.
  • Develop and implement educational programs for patients and staff. Works with the patient and family to identify educational needs, achievable goals and provides patient education. Serves as a resource to the medical staff regarding evidence-based nutrition practice.
  • Attend Interdisciplinary team meetings and communicate patients’ nutrition care plan, progress and recommendations. Participates in interdisciplinary team rounds i.e., wound care.
  • Participate in departmental and facility Performance Improvement Program, including data collection and analysis.
  • Serve as a resource to food service staff to assure the patient care plan is implemented. Advises food production staff regarding any special preparation techniques to be used for modified diets.
  • Participate in developing, planning and standardizing menus. Reviews and approves general and therapeutic menus. Reviews and approves menu substitutions. Performs meal rounds and tray audits to ensure patient meal trays are consistent with the prescribed diet and meet standards of quality, quantity, temperature and appearance.
  • Review yearly updates and approves therapeutic diet manual annually. Educates clinical and food service staff on location of the Nutrition Care Manual. Maintains hard copy of simplified diet manual for downtime.
  • Keeps current with nutritional practices and theories. Maintains current professional registration requirements (i.e., Professional Portfolio, self-development and continuing education). Demonstrates interest in continuing education, academics or specialized certification to further enhance professional skills.
  • Communicate patients’ needs to appropriate team members (i.e., pain and suctioning). Acts as a liaison between the patient, multi-disciplinary team, medical staff and food service.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum requirements:

  • Bachelors degree with major studies in Food and Nutrition related field
  • Current state licensure/certification, if required by state
  • Current registration by the Commission on Dietetics Registration
  • One (1) year of work experience in a facility setting with clinical responsibilities or equivalent

Additional Data


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.