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

Registered Dietitian - Eating Disorder, Residential

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

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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: $66,560-74,000 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 Registered Dietitian is responsible for overseeing the Dietary component in tandem with the Center For Discovery Clinical Model.


  • Meet with each patient on a weekly basis to implement and manage individualized dietary meal plans including conducting weekly calorie counts
  • Conduct Dietary Intake on admit
  • Complete documentation on each client’s progress throughout the treatment experience, making sure that daily progress notes reflect the goals within the treatment plan
  • Facilitate Nutrition Groups that are appropriate to the adult and adolescent age groups.
  • Implement one dietary treatment plan for each client within a week of admission
  • Communicate with referring and/or outpatient treatment team throughout patients' treatment episode
  • Oversight of Diet Techs to encourage supportive mealtimes and monitoring supplementation
  • Collaborate with the Director of Dietary Services and the treatment team to ensure the best standard of nutrition and dietary services are occurring
  • Enforce dietary program and advise clients appropriately on food choices
  • Demonstrate understanding of the medical consequences of eating disorders, the hazards of re-feeding and how to avoid complications
  • Ability to implement specific dietary exchange patterns through knowledge of portion size and caloric recommendations
  • Facilitate family sessions and education; including therapeutic meals; as appropriate
  • Communication with medical doctor, as needed, regarding any medical problems that may require dietary intervention. Communication with psychiatrist where applicable.
  • Registered dietitian remains appropriately accessible to family members, including weekly communication (phone, email or in person) with parents of adolescents.
  • Participate in on-call rotation as needed (residential level of care only)

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

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


  • Bachelors Degree with appropriate emphasis and completed accredited dietetic internship
  • Preferred one year experience in dietary counseling.
  • 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 have a thorough knowledge of nutrition and dietary interventions in the mental health field.

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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