Nutritionist Job Description: Top Duties and Qualifications

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Nutritionist job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimize your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialized, consider including the specialization in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

  • Nutritionist
  • Senior Nutritionist
  • Clinical Dietitian
  • Nutritionist (Part-Time)
  • Registered Dietitian
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Example 1

*Nutritional Support Worker* *Reporting to the Family Service Manager of the Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society, the Nutritional Support Worker will provide basic nutrition education to Urban Aboriginal and Non- Aboriginal prenatal, new mothers, and children ages 0-6 years of age as well as working with all other Urban Aboriginal families that require Nutritional advice.* *CORE Requirement: * FOOD SAFE is a must! Knowledge in traditional Indigenous foods and Knowledge of Indigenous health issues Nutritional Support worker experience Experience in the Early Childhood Development field Minimum 3 years work related experience in providing Nutritional support services to families. Experience working with pre-natal women, young mothers, and children ages 0-6 years of age. Minimum 3 years experience working with Indigenous children and families and or Indigenous organizations. Evaluate and assess Nutritional status of children, families, and clients and have a clear understanding of Indigenous historical issues. Educate and consult with clients and families on nutritional issues, both individually and in group settings Provide education and training to families, caregivers and professionals regarding diet, health, and clients lifestyle. Able to formulate a treatment plan based on realistic needs and goals. Experience in menu planning, food preparation including assisting families shop for food on limited incomes. Design nutritional education services, by researching, developing, writing, and updating nutritional information that is applicable for all our families. Link with the Healthy Beginnings program Preparing nutritional meals for groups and in our kitchen program Assist other staff with preparing meals for their groups and provide a healthy snacks suggestion list. The health of babies prenatally and postnatally will be optimized through proper nutrition, immunization, parent-child attachment and healthy lifestyle choices by parents or care providers. Attend community meetings and workshops as it pertains to Nutritional support. Participate in community health fairs and information booths. Promote services of nutritionist through advertising, networking, and the development and distribution of promotional material. *OTHER Qualifications: * Proven communication, oral, written and computer skills. Monthly reports submitted to Family Service Manager Documentation and report writing Keep accurate records of client progress. Training and experience in workshops and educational sessions for groups Respect and knowledge in Indigenous culture, values, and beliefs Networking with related agencies, bands, and aboriginal organizations Methods of Intake, assessments, intervention, and prevention Crisis intervention, Conflict resolution skills, Strong team player, and the ability to maintain *OTHER Employment RequirementS: * Meet with clients and identify their dietary needs by assessing their health, exercise routine, and food habits. Develop and help implement personalized nutrition plans for clients. Offer advice on how to stay healthy and provide support to help clients with their progress. Simplify important information to clients and explain the benefits of staying on a healthy diet. Help establish short and long-term goals. Ensure that you stay updated on the latest nutritional diets and trends. Teach the public and other health specialists about nutrition through articles and group seminars. Have a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s license, reliable transportation, and ability to travel within the Kamloops Service area, as required. Must pass a criminal record check. *Performance Criteria: * Completed tasks relative to any, or all, of the above duties and measured in terms of: Services provided, number of clients and family support provided. (Quantity, Quality, and Timeliness) Knowledge of the Job Work Attitude Interpersonal Working relationships *Preference will be given to applicants of Aboriginal ancestry as per section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code (please self-identity in your cover letter).* Term: Full time position Monday to Friday Hours: 8:30 to 4:30 May require some flex time. Wage: $25.00 per hour S*ubmit an updated resume, with three past supervisor’s letters of reference, a cover letter outlining why you are the best candidate for the position. Fax 250 376-[phone number]or email family service manager* *No phone calls.* *Incomplete applications will not be considered. Attention to detail is imperative.* *Starting Date: As soon as possible* COVID protocols in place Job Type: Full-time Schedule: * Monday to Friday

Example 2

*Nutritionist / Sales Associate* We are a cold-pressed juicery with 15 locations in the GTA. Our philosophy is rooted in increasing access to raw, 100% organic plant-based nutrition. Our goal is to keep our community informed about what they’re consuming and why we feature certain beneficial ingredients in our recipes. We take nutrition seriously and never compromise nutritional integrity or take any shortcuts — our dedicated team handpicks 100% organic produce each morning and cold-presses it daily to produce raw, living, non HPP’d juice to nourish our community. * We’re on the lookout for passionate and enthusiastic Nutritionists or Sales Associates to join our **Yorkdale location.* * If you: * * Have experience in a customer service/retail setting * Enjoy engaging, educational dialogue about nutrition and wellness and have a genuine commitment to customer service * Are passionate about 100% organic plant-based nutrition * Are well-spoken, dedicated, hard-working and outgoing * Nutrition background considered an asset * Food Handler Certification considered an asset * For In-Store Nutritionists, 1-2 years educational background in field required * For temporary roles, preference to candidates who are flexible to rotate as per the schedule at other Village Juicery Retail store locations * Your will include: * * Establishing a genuine and respectful connection with every customer * Fueling customers with delicious juice samples and knowledge * Collaborating with management to achieve sales and store goals * Daily upkeep of store cleanliness, processing payments, and opening and closing procedures * Light preparation of food and beverages * What we are offering: * Job Types: Permanent Role - Full-time / Part-time * Hourly wage starting at $15.5- $17.50 (this includes Tips and Bonus) * Your own daily dose of delicious cold-pressed juice to keep you well-nourished and energized! We’d love to hear from you! We are committed to equal employment opportunity and respect, value and welcome diversity in our workplace. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, [phone number]and the Ontario Human Rights Code, accommodation will be provided to candidates with disabilities during the recruitment and selection process. If you are invited to participate in the process and require an accommodation, please let us know in advance Job Type: Part-time

Example 3

*Company description* NEW Health and Wellness facility in Toronto. The Clinic at Beverly Hills will be providing a variety of health and wellness services in our state of the art facility! Our Clinic Info list of Clinical Specialists: * General Surgeons * Urologist * Cosmetic Surgeon * Plastic Surgeon * Gynecologist *Job description* We are looking for a qualified and energetic nutritionist who will grow with our business. You will be supporting a wide range of individuals through virtual consultation. You will provide advice concerning their eating habits, their lifestyle and, above all, their motivation. *Responsibilities* * Provide care education to patients through virtual care * Engage in meaningful conversations with customers and deliver exceptional customer service * Provide customers with relevant information, products and guidance (within reason) regarding their natural health needs * Comply with all company rules, regulations, policies and sanitation standards * Must have knowledge of natural health, including vitamins, supplements, and nutrition * Updated knowledge regarding nutrition trends and attaining optimal health * Strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills * Enthusiastic, friendly and energetic with a genuine desire to provide outstanding service * Strong attention to detail and an obsession for client satisfaction * Positive attitude * Excellent time management skills and dependability * Critical thinking skills; initiative, decisiveness, and creativity in problem solving * Kindness and compassion; a desire to help with a passion for working with people * Highly motivated, reliable, and timely Job Types: Full-time, Casual Salary: $20.00-$24.00 per hour Schedule: * Day shift Experience: * Registered Dietitian: 1 year (preferred) Work remotely: * No

Nutritionist job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of a Nutritionist job summary

Our gym is hiring a Nutritionist to join our staff. We’re looking for a self-motivated, highly energetic professional who understands the nutritional needs for a wide range of people, from clients who want to lose weight to those who are building muscle for athletic pursuits. The ideal candidate will have a background in sports, fitness and nutrition as well as a service-oriented attitude. He or she will establish replicable dietary standards for our members and provide one-on-one consultations on an as-needed basis. A free membership to our gym is just one of the exciting benefits of working for us.

Nutritionist responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the job reports to.

  • Create meal plans for clients who want to lose weight, add muscle or achieve other nutrition-related goals
  • Consult with clients on healthy nutrition and dietary choices
  • Author written meal plans for dissemination to members
  • Manage the consultation calendar for both yourself and our personal trainers
  • Publish one blog post monthly on nutritional habits and practices for our website

Nutritionist qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition or Dietetics preferred
  • 7+ years’ experience as a professional nutritionist
  • Must be a registered dietitian (RD)
  • Advanced knowledge of the way nutrition and exercise complement one another during the pursuit of athletic goals
  • Familiarity with Nutritionist Pro software
  • In-depth knowledge of nutritional models
  • Understanding of diabetic nutrition a plus
  • Excellent verbal and presentation skills
  • Willingness to travel to partner gyms when needed
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