• Albany, NY, USA
  • 27.26 per hour
  • Full Time

Eklego is proud to be assisting Shaker Place, in Albany, NY with their search for a dedicated and compassionate Dietitian. Currently we have a Full-Time direct hire opportunity to work Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 5:00pm.

The Dietitian has responsibility for planning and overseeing dietary aspects of the food delivery system in a health care facility, nutritional programs for the elderly and for related health programs. In addition, this position involves assessment of nutritional needs of a client population that are residents in a health facility, a community seniors program or for individuals and families who are clients of the Health Department. These employees are responsible for planning the provision of foods and drink appropriate for the individual's physical and medical needs. Provide nutrition education and counseling to adequately meet their regular and therapeutic needs. The work is performed under general direction, with leeway allowed for exercise of independent professional judgment. Supervision may be exercised over the work of Dietetic Technicians assigned to assist the Dietitian

What will I do as a Dietitian?

  • Assesses nutritional needs of residents/clients by comparing dietary intake against standards for nutrition of normal individuals.
  • Assesses nutritional needs of "Seniors" and the elderly and prepares a dietary plan for programs such as "Wheel on Meals" and congregate dining facilities for the elderly.
  • Assesses and provides for the nutrient need of residents/clients as affected by medical regimens, drug therapy, physical limitations, etc.
  • Develops dietary plan for providing nutritional care to residents.
  • Confers with food service personnel, physicians and nurses relative to the nutritional plan for residents/clients.
  • Implements a monitoring system to determine need for adjusting patient's nutritional care plan.
  • Counsels' residents/clients and their families regarding therapeutic diets and normal nutrition.
  • Provides direction and guidance to the food service component of the dietetic service so that foods served are satisfying to the residents and the preparation and service methods retain nutrients and inhibit the growth of micro-organisms.
  • Works with facility personnel to ensure that assistance is afforded to residents needing help with eating.


  • Must be a New York State registered Dietitian or Dietitian-Nutritionist and an American Dietetic Association (ADA) Registered Dietitian.
  • Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with at least a bachelor's degree in dietetics or nutrition.
  • Prefer three to five years' experience in a long-term health care environment.
  • Experience with performing clinical assessments on residents, meeting with Care Plan Team, performing input on MDS.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status, including genetic information.

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