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The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD), is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Dietitian at Georgia Regional Hospital At Savannah (please visit www.garegionalsavannah.com for more information about the hospital).

Job Description:

Plan and conduct food service or nutritional programs to assist in the promotion of health and control of disease. Provides nutritional assessment, education and counseling to individuals, groups or the public. Serves as a resource on nutrition and dietetics to nurses, health educators or other health care providers in the facility. Recommends nutritional care plans and documents plan and progress in records. Serves as team leader. Job Responsibilities & Performance Standards: 1. Performs job responsibilities with minimal supervision 2. Serves as job expert or organization resource in assigned areas 3. Serves as project or team leader 4. Advises clients and their families on nutritional principles, dietary plans and diet modifications, and food selection and preparation 5. Assesses nutritional needs, diet restrictions and current health plans to develop and implement dietary-care plans and provide nutritional counseling 6. Consults with physicians and health care personnel to determine nutritional needs and diet restrictions of client 7. Coordinates recipe development and standardization and develops new menus for independent food service operations 8. Counsels individuals and groups on basic rules of good nutrition, healthy eating habits, and nutrition monitoring to improve their quality of life 9. Develops curriculum and prepares manuals, visual aids, course outlines, and other materials used in teaching 10. Develops policies for food service or nutritional programs to assist in health promotion and disease control 11. Inspects meals served for conformance to prescribed diets and standards of palatability and appearance 12. Monitors food service operations to ensure conformance to nutritional, safety, sanitation and quality standards 13. Prepares and administers budgets for food, equipment and supplies

When you send your resume saved in format compatible with MS Word 2007 version to the email address listed below, you must include in the subject line the hospital location and position title.


BS in Nutrition, Health & Kinesiology, Dietetics or related field with one year experience, RD and/or LD

Preferred Qualifications

Must be licensed in the State of Georgia with the potential to be registered in 3 years. Possess excellent computer skills. Previous EMR experience a plus but not required. Must be able to work flexible shifts on weekends when needed.


25.00 / hour. This is an hourly position with no benefits associated.

Employment Information

This position is located at Georgia Regional Hospital at Savannah in Savannah, Georgia.

Since opening in 1970, GeorgiaRegional Hospital at Savannah (GRHS) has stood as a beacon of hope for consumers in need of mental health, developmental disability and addictive disease services in the southeast region of the state of Georgia.

Savannah, Georgia's First City is first, in family fun for the summer! With more than 50 cultural and historic attractions, there are plenty of museums, galleries, great entertainment and tours to keep busy and beat the heat!

Come join our team of professional staff and make a difference.

Applying for this job

Please email your cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word format to: grhs_hr@dhr.state.ga.us

To ensure proper routing/handling of your credentials, copy/paste or type the following title in the subject line of your email: Dietitian If you are currently employed by DBHDD, please include "Internal Employee" in the subject line as well.

You may be subject to a Drug Screen. You may be required to submit fingerprints to check for the existence of Criminal History Record Information through the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. You do have the right to challenge the contents of any Criminal History that is located, should you choose to do so.

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities provides services to ensure the health and welfare of Georgians. As an employee of DBHDD, in the event of an identified emergency you may be required, as a term and condition of employment, to assist in meeting the emergency responsibilities of the department.