1. Nutrition
  2. Full-time
  3. Center for Discovery
  4. Calabasas

Dietetic Intern - Eating Disorders, Residential

  1. Nutrition
  2. Full-time
  3. Center for Discovery
  4. Calabasas

Job description

Company Description

Discovery Behavioral Health (DBH) is a national leader in behavioral healthcare and one of the fastest growing companies in the field. DBH offers world-class treatment for those struggling with eating, mental health, and substance use disorders, and places a high priority on seeking employees who share our passion for improving the lives we serve.

Since 1997, Center for Discovery, DBH’s eating disorder division, has helped thousands of patients discover their path to the full and rewarding lives they deserve with evidence-based and inclusive treatment options.

Compensation Range: $51,500-59,000 salary 

Compensation will be dependent upon geographic region, education, and experience 

Our Offer to You!

We are dedicated to empowering our teammates with their professional and personal development by providing:

  • 401(k)
  • Healthcare benefits
  • Vacation and sick days
  • Employee referral program
  • Employee discounts to various stores, amusement parks, events, etc.
  • Training in best practices for telehealth
  • Continuing education (CE) programs and training
  • Weekly training opportunities
  • Advancement opportunities within the organization

Job Description

The Dietitian, exam eligible, is responsible for overseeing the Dietary component in collaboration with their Dietary Supervisor and treatment team using the Discovery Behavioral Health Clinical Model to ensure best practice of nutrition and dietary services are upheld. The Dietitian, exam eligible completes Dietary Assessments when indicated, meets with all patients weekly, conducts dietary groups, dietary exposures, communicates with outside providers & families, and oversees the Diet Technicians. The Dietitian, exam eligible is a full-time role.


  • Meet with patients upon admission to develop and implement a treatment plan
  • Initial, weekly, and discharge sessions with patients. Daily written documentation of each session completed in the appropriate time frame. 
  • Charts each patient’s progress throughout the treatment experience, ensuring all documentation reflects the goals within the treatment plan.   The Dietitian, exam eligible, ensures that all documentation is co-signed as required
  • Meet with each program patient weekly (according to level of care expectations) to implement and manage individualized dietary meal plans that meet each patient’s specific needs. 
  • Identify weekly treatment goals and communicate to the treatment team relative to individual patient needs. Registered Dietitian is an integral part of the treatment team process. 
  • Co-facilitate therapeutic family and support system work appropriate to level of care. 
  • Facilitate meals and dietary groups that are appropriate to the age group and level of care
  • Make appropriate changes to individualized meal plan as needed based on weekly weights, behaviors and overall progress with treatment goals Communication with referring and/or outpatient dietitian upon admit to treatment, throughout course of treatment as needed, and upon discharge from Outpatient Program. 
  • Communication with Medical Doctor, as needed, regarding any medical problems that may require dietary intervention. Communication with Psychiatrist where applicable. 
  • RD remains appropriately accessible to family members, including weekly communication (phone, email or in person) with parents of adolescents. 
  • Represents Center for Discovery through a positive and professional public presence while out in community settings such as educational events, Marketing events, Conferences and Talks. 
  • Understanding of application of Motivational Interviewing.
  • Completes all the responsibilities of the Registered Dietitian outlined in the Registered Dietitian Manual (per level of care).
  • Participates in on-call rotation as needed (residential level of care only)

This is a full time position that will Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. 

For a virtual tour of the facility, please visit our website at centerfordiscovery.com. 


  • Bachelor’s degree with appropriate emphasis in Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • Completion of Dietetic Internship; RD Exam eligible
  • Must have a servsafe certification in order.
  • One-year experience preferred in dietary services.
  • Must possess a current Driver’s License and be in good standing

Not sure if you meet all the qualifications? Apply anyway! To provide truly innovative care, we need to have a diverse team around us. That’s why Discovery Behavioral Health is committed to creating an inclusive environment. If you find yourself meeting some but not all the above, we’d be happy to consider your application.  

Additional Information

We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

For more information about our company benefits, please visit us at discoverybehavioralhealth.com/careers/

Discovery Behavioral Health seeks to build a diverse staff that is reflective of the patients we serve and the communities where we work. DBH encourages multiple perspectives, experiences, and strives to hire and retain a diverse workforce.

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