Registered Dietitian

Remote Position

Care Delivery

Full Time

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Equip is a virtual program helping families recover from eating disorders at home with comprehensive, gold-standard care created by experts in the field and people in recovery. Equip’s five-person care teams include dietitians, physicians, therapists, and mentors who deliver wrap-around support to provide families healing and lasting recovery.

We created Equip to increase access to evidence-based treatment for all people affected by eating disorders. In line with this mission, we are committed to partnering closely with insurance companies and ensuring our team, patients, treatment, and brand reflect the diversity of those affected by eating disorders.

About the role:

The Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) at Equip Health is an integral component of our comprehensive 5-person treatment team, which also includes a peer mentor, parent mentor, medical provider and therapist.

The RDN is responsible for all nutrition related aspects of care, and will work closely with family members to Equip them with the skills needed to nutritionally restore their child. Equip is a ‘virtual clinic’, which means that care is delivered remotely through our telehealth platform. The RDN is responsible for consulting in a collaborative fashion with the Equip treatment team to provide evidenced based care for families undergoing eating disorder treatment for their child (via Equip’s family-based treatment approach).

Responsibilities

  • Assist patients and families in helping the patient transform their maladaptive eating patterns into a healthy relationship with food through provision of ongoing support
  • Develop and implement individualized treatment plans to facilitate patients' progress based upon patient’s unique needs. This is accomplished through regular meetings with families via telehealth, which will include an initial nutrition assessment, prescription of a meal plan (utilizing Equip’s feeding philosophy and meal planning approach) and assessment of target weight ranges
  • Guide process of exposure to fear/challenge foods
  • Communicate patient's meal plan, and any other special nutrition related concerns clearly to all team members, and provide education around how to alleviate or resolve nutrition related concerns
  • Echo treatment team’s directives in interactions with families (presents as a united front)
  • Assist with discharge planning
  • Update treatment plans weekly with patient’s progress, treatment goals, nutrition related assignments or directives, nutrition related concerns
  • Reassess nutritional needs on an ongoing basis and communicates recommendations to treatment team (and families)
  • Deliver evidence-based nutrition education geared toward challenging irrational thoughts and beliefs around food/nutrition, weight and shape that fuel the eating disorder behaviors
  • Establish a therapeutic relationship with families, including rapport building, appropriate boundary setting, and a working alliance with team and family toward treatment goals
  • Thorough documentation within Equip’s electronic medical record in accordance with Equip’s policies and procedures
  • Requirements

  • Central or East Coast Based
  • Bachelor's degree or college and course work accredited or approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
  • Licensed RDN required, and eating disorder experience preferred (also prefer some exposure/experience to family based eating disorder treatment approaches, but not required)
  • Strong skills in communication and collaboration with diverse teams
  • Experience working on interdisciplinary teams
  • Organized and results-driven
  • Ability to understand and balance business needs and clinical priorities
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment, subject to rapid change and innovation
  • Benefits

    Competitive salaries and bonuses, flexible hours from home, flexible time-off, health benefits, career development opportunities, and exciting team retreats are among the myriad benefits you'll experience while working at Equip.

    Equip is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.