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Nutritionist-Vertava Health-Southaven, MS

Location: Southaven
Posted on: February 7, 2024

Job Description:

Ready to make a real impact on lives through nutrition? Join Bradford Health Services (Vertava Health) as Nutritionist in our collaborative and compassionate team! If you're a passionate professional with a degree in food and nutrition dietetics, let's work together to create healthier futures. Are you up for the challenge of guiding patients towards better health and wellness? Apply now and be a part of something meaningful!

Bradford Health Services (Vertava Health) is a leading national behavioral healthcare system for mental health and substance use disorders, providing a full continuum of services based on the individuals' varying needs at different times in their health and recovery journey. We apply evidence-based treatment modalities at every level of care and embed digital health tools to enhance and amplify clinical outcomes. With a growing list of Joint Commission accredited inpatient and outpatient locations across the country, a virtual care platform and a national network of healthcare providers, Vertava Health pioneers care that empowers people so that they can live out their best future.

In order to make this possible, we need an exceptional Nutritionist for our location in Southaven, MS. Think you have what it takes to help us change lives all over the country?


As a Nutritionist at Vertava Health, you will have a primary role of assessing patients' and clients' nutritional and health needs. As well as counseling patients on nutrition issues and healthy eating habits and developing meal and nutrition plans. Depending on the location of the facility, this role is appropriate for Bachelor's level candidates who are currently licensed. You will work closely with the Medical Director, and the entire treatment team in a supportive, team-based approach that models collaborative, solution-based problem solving, and authentic communication.


Assessments and Treatment Planning

  • Assess the dietary and health needs of patients, establish treatment plans, and communicate with patients regarding the important of health and nutrition
  • Set clear objectives and provide support to patients to help them in their progress
    Collaboration and Communication
    • Develop a supportive, therapeutic relationship with each patient
    • Maintain a professional, sensitive demeanor with patients
    • Work closely with all departments and treatment team members
    • Meet directly with patients to identify dietary/nutritional educational needs; provide individual instruction with resources you find fit
    • Observe and report on patient plans, nutrition, and health
    • Collaborate with the Medical Director and other members of the team to identify and connect with patients in need of nutrition counseling.
      • Bachelor's degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university with a major in food and nutrition dietetics
      • Must be licensed in the state of Mississippi
      • Must have passed the CDR Exam
      • Proven experience as a Nutritionist
      • The ideal candidate is compassionate, professional, organized, and efficient
      • The Ideal candidate is passionate about nutrition, health, and helping others
      • Being an active listener to accurately help patients to their needs
      • Effective writing skills to develop nutrition plans as needed
      • Above reproach reasoning, logic and critical thinking skills
      • Experience teaching others about nutrition and overall health
      • Positive Energy
      • Other duties as assigned by your leader
        • Ability to use hands and fingers, talk or hear
        • Ability to sit, stand, walk and reach continually. Ability to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch frequently
        • Ability to frequently lift and carry up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and carry up to 50 pounds
        • Close vision required to see computer monitor and read documents
        • Work environment is indoors and climate controlled. Occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions
          We Offer:
          • A competitive salary plus benefits
          • Generous Paid Time Off for Work-Life Balance
          • Professional growth opportunities
            Bradford Health Services (Vertava Health) does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. In addition to federal law requirements, Bradford Health Services complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

Keywords: ADDICTION AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES, LLC, Southaven , Nutritionist-Vertava Health-Southaven, MS, Healthcare , Southaven, Mississippi

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