Houston, Texas

Overview

Make Lives Better Including Your Own.

If you want to work in an environment where you can become your best possible self, join us! You'll earn more than a paycheck; you can find opportunities to grow your career through professional development, as well as ongoing programs catered to your overall health and wellness.

Full suite of health insurance, life insurance and retirement plans are available and vary by employment status. Additional benefits offered include, but are not limited to:
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Pet Insurance
  • Adoption Reimbursement Benefits
  • Variety of Associate Discounts
Veterans, transitioning active duty military personnel, and military spouses are encouraged to apply.

Please note, Brookdale is committed to complying with all applicable laws and regulations regarding mandatory COVID-19 vaccination.

Responsibilities

Under limited supervision, coordinates nutritional care of residents by completing nutritional assessments, developing and implementing care plans and documenting dietary information about residents. Ensures diet plan is consistent with regional direction.

  • Consults with residents to evaluate nutritional needs; assesses nutritional needs by using assessment tools; in conjunction with the resident, develops a nutrition care plan; makes appropriate referrals to other care providers; conducts follow-up visits to monitor resident progress.
  • Documents care information; participates in case conferences to discuss resident's strengths and needs with team members; consults with team members regarding residents; review records to determine client progress and makes modifications to the diet plan.
  • Clinically supervises residents with high risk conditions such as diabetes, obesity, etc.
  • Identifies the need for and develops nutritional education materials and tool to assist residents; conducts staff training related to nutrition;
  • Attends conferences, meetings and educational programs to maintain currency in the field of nutrition.


  • This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should perform all duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.

    Qualifications

    Education and Experience
    Bachelor's degree in Dietetics, Nutrition Science or a related field and two years of experience in nutritional counseling.

    Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special Requirements
    Must be currently licensed as a Registered Dietician. Must have a valid driver's license and a current 3-year driving abstract with no more than one moving violation as a condition of employment.

    Management/Decision Making
    Applies existing guidelines and procedures to make varied decisions within a department. Uses sound judgment and experience to solve moderately complex problems based on precedent, example, reasonableness or a combination of these.

    Knowledge and Skills
    Possesses extensive knowledge of a distinct skill or function and a thorough understanding of the organization and work environment. Has working knowledge of a functional discipline. Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of nutrition including the nutritional problems of a variety of age, cultural, social and economic groups; principles of program planning, implementation and evaluation.

    Physical Demands and Working Conditions
    • Standing
    • Requires interaction with co-workers, residents or vendors
    • Walking
    • Sitting
    • Occasional weekend, evening or night work if needed to ensure shift coverage.
    • Use hands and fingers to handle or feel
    • Reach with hands and arms
    • Possible exposure to communicable diseases and infections
    • Climb or balance
    • Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
    • Talk or hear
    • Exposure to latex
    • Ability to lift: Up to 5 pounds
    • Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens
    • Possible exposure to various drugs, chemical, infectious, or biological hazards
    • Subject to injury from falls, burns, odors, or cuts from equipment
    • Requires Travel: Occasionally
    • Vision

    Brookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.

    Houston, Texas

    People just like you, who are seeking active adult living and inspired senior lifestyles for themselves and for loved ones, are turning to Brookdale Senior Living® communities.  With us, excellent service and care are a given, where we excel is the experience. From the first day you move in, you're a familiar name, treated as an individual and a respected member of the family. As the nation’s largest owner and operator of senior living communities throughout the United States and as a leading national provider of senior-related services, Brookdale provides active retirement living and care services for thousands of seniors and their families.  Our assisted living facilities, independent living communities and continuing care retirement communities offer trained and dedicated staff. Our commitment is to help you or your loved one achieve and maintain long-term health and wellness. Brookdale currently operates more than 645 assisted living and retirement communities in 33 states across the nation. Each day, some 46,000 Brookdale associates serve nearly 60,000 residents in a variety of settings.  As testimony to our success, Brookdale retirement living and assisted living communities consistently generate high resident satisfaction ratings, demonstrating our pride, commitment to quality, and service excellence.  At Brookdale Senior Living, we are committed to creating positive, stimulating ways for you to continue living your life with meaning and purpose.

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