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Mountainside Treatment Center Canaan, CT Nutrition Program Manager Other (Full-time) Job ID JL86 posted on 04/04/19

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Position Description

Who We Are:

We are a dynamic, fast-paced and growing company that values innovation and an obsession with providing Best in Class service to our customers.  Mountainside, founded in 1998, is a leading behavioral healthcare provider dedicated to treating alcohol dependency and drug addiction. Accredited by The Joint Commission and CARF for its high standards of care, Mountainside seeks out passionate and talented individuals to join its staff. We believe that every employee, regardless of position, plays a role in our success.

Who You Are:

You are energetic, enthusiastic, and client-driven. You are comfortable working in teams with different backgrounds and expertise and understand the importance of collaboration to deliver the best possible care for our clients. You persist in accomplishing objectives, have excellent attention to detail, and you are comfortable setting priorities. You believe that you can contribute to the success of a company and are looking for a work family to join for the long term.

About the Position:

The Nutritionist will provide nutritional evaluation and treatment for adults age 18 years and older.  The Nutritionist will collaborate with the multidisciplinary team, attend clinical meetings, assess and counsel clients individually as determined by their medical need, as assigned by the medical or psychiatric APRN and Medical Director.  He/she will identify appropriate medical nutrition interventions for clients in Detox/Residential Treatment. Nutritionist will hold nutrition group sessions. Nutritionist will also manage all aspects of the nutrition program, from administrative tasks to collaborations to grow the program and maintain high quality standards.

Your Role:

Administer and manage medical nutrition interventions as needed.
Provide recommendations for nutritional and dietary supplements with the assistance of the medical staff.
Conduct nutritional groups for clients as assigned in detox, residential and extended care programs.
Order/ Review lab work or other diagnostic tests as appropriate.
Complete thorough assessment and documentation of current and past medical history, environmental and psychosocial characteristics that may influence nutritional status, screen for eating disorders, and conduct  nutrition-focused physical exam to determine malnutrition risk.
Work closely with Food Services Director to consult on overall food choices as well as food as medicine interventions for clients.
Coordinate with other departments (Medical, Clinical, Mind Body Spirit, Food Services) to provide integrated client care.
Consult with other health professionals to provide optimal patient care, referring clients to additional health care professionals as necessary.
Obtain medical records from previous providers for the purpose of client evaluation as needed.
Provide staff in-service bi-annually regarding different aspects of nutrition’s effect on substance use and mental health issues.
Create, revise and update nutrition curriculum bi-annually or as needed to reflect updates in scientific literature.
Monitor interventions and keep track of monthly caseload.
Complete monthly Key Performance Indicators as they relate to nutrition program metrics
Comply with all federal, state and accreditation regulatory requirements.

Desired Qualifications


Have been awarded a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education with a major focus on human nutrition or dietetics. Master’s degree is preferred.
Successfully completed the Registration Examination for Dietitians administered by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and/or Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists.
Maintain an active Certification in Dietitian/Nutritionist in the state of Connecticut.
Experience in and knowledge of substance abuse treatment field preferred.
Experience working with Eating Disorders clientele is preferred.
Experience with nutrition counseling in clinical setting preferred.
Proficiency with EMR (Electronic Medical Records), Microsoft Office Products such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint.


Lea Richman

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