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

Lead Registered Dietitian - Eating Disorder, Outpatient

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

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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: $75,000-80,000 salary 

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

Our Offer to You!

We are dedicated to empowering our employees 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.
  • Continuing education (CE) programs and training
  • Weekly training opportunities
  • Advancement opportunities within the organization

Job Description

The Lead Registered Dietitian is responsible to consult in a collaborative fashion with the Director of Nutrition & Wellness, and the treatment team to ensure the best standard of nutrition and dietary services are occurring. The Lead RD also collaborates with all of the other RDs and Diet Techs (DTs)  to ensure that, within the facility, the dietary program is organized and executed to the Discovery's standards.  The RD completes a Dietary Assessment when indicated and directed by the treatment team. The RD meets with all assigned patients weekly, conducts Nutrition Education Groups and Dietary Experientials and oversees the responsibilities of the Diet Technician.


  • Conduct Dietary Initial Intake Assessment and corresponding documentation within 72 hours of admission, including collecting data related to height, weight medical history, and determine TBW.  
  • Implement one dietary treatment plan for each patient within 72 hours of admission.
  • Conduct weekly, and discharge sessions with patients. Daily written documentation of each session completed in an appropriate time frame.
  • Documents each patient’s progress throughout the treatment stay according to Center for Discovery documentation guidelines and protocols. 
  • Meet with each assigned patient 1-2 times per week based on level of care, and implement/manage individualized dietary meal plans to meet patient’s needs. 
  • Oversees the kitchen to ensure safety and sanitation
  • Monitors grocery purchasing for appropriateness with regards to patient needs and budget
  • Responsible for dietary training within facility

This is a full time position at our Thousand Oaks program that will work Monday-Friday 8am-4pm. 

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


  • Bachelors Degree with appropriate emphasis and completed accredited dietetic internship
  • One year experience in dietary counseling, preferred one year experience specifically with treating Eating Disorders as well as some leadership or management experience
  • The Registered Dietitian must be fully registered/certified in the appropriate state, candidates who have completed their dietetic internship and are eligible to take the registration exam may be considered
  • Must pass all applicable state background checks.
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of nutrition and dietary interventions in the mental health field. Must be able to communicate with persons from all educational and cultural backgrounds. Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.

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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