University of Rochester Clinical Dietician in Rochester, New York


Time as Reported Grade 052 SON Staff/Research Programs



General Purpose: Collaborates with members of The Healing Connection and WNYCCCED multidisciplinary treatment teams to provide medical nutrition therapy. Identifies patients' levels of nutritional risk, assesses nutrition needs, and identifies nutrient requirements according to age and disease specific needs of patients with eating disorders. Also identifies family member needs and strengths related to meal planning and preparation. Develops and implements the nutrition care plans for assigned patients. In anticipation of discharge, assists patients and parents/partners to develop skills related to meal planning and in collaboration with the primary therapist, assists parents/partners to develop skills related to meal time support. Continuously evaluates and monitors the effectiveness and outcomes of medical nutrition therapy intervention. Provides individual and group-based meal planning and nutrition education and counseling to patients and family members on appropriate food selections and eating behaviors to accomplish patient goals. Actively assesses, evaluates and maintains professional development and competency. Takes direction and receives guidance from the Clinical Director at The Healing Connection for duties performed at the clinic. Reports to Director of WNYCCCED for overall supervision.

Responsibilities: Under general direction and with latitude to exercise independent judgment:

  • Reviews verbal and written referral information related to outpatients at The Healing Connection in order to provide recommendations regarding nutritional risk and status, as well as nutrition care planning and intervention for adolescents or adults with eating disorders.
  • Provides nutritional assessment and individual and group counseling to patients with eating disorders, as well as education for families regarding patient nutritional needs. Engages in individual and group education and skills-building related to meal time planning and coaching.
  • Is available as an information resource to The Healing Connection and WNYCCCED outpatient multidisciplinary teams. Collaborates with The Healing Connection multidisciplinary team to develop and implement nutrition care plans and support the overall treatment plan for patient and family.


Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition, Foods and Nutrition or equivalent and completion of 1 year dietetic internship experience or equivalent; registered or registry-eligible by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, the credentialing agency of The American Dietetic Association.

At least one year of clinical nutrition experience with eating disorders is preferred.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job Title: Clinical Dietician

Location: School of Nursing

Job ID: 208952

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: TAR