Nutritionist Job Description: Top Duties and Qualifications

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A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimise 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 specialised, consider including the specialisation 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

WW is looking for candidates to help change people’s lives. We are a global wellness technology company inspiring millions of people to adopt healthy habits for real life. We do this through engaging digital experiences, face-to-face workshops and sustainable programs that encourage people to move more, shift their mindset and eat healthier while enjoying the foods they love. By drawing on over five decades of experience and expertise in behavioral science, we build communities in order to deliver wellness for all. Role Overview: The WW global food data is one of the most important foundations of the WW digital product. It underpins the program experience that enables millions of members to eat healthier and lose weight. This role will lead and manage our local Food Database collaborating with the Global Food Data Nutrition Team ensuring that our process for uploading food and drink product information is continuously kept up to date with food innovations and global standards, developing new food rules and data for existing and new food programmes, providing SmartPoint values for all food and drink (generic, branded, and restaurants), and validating crowdsourced food. This role is responsible for the UK scan rate and increasing the rate to Global standards (above 75% scan rate), relationship management with key brands, restaurants and supermarkets and project management on all aspects of the Food & Database product at WW. Key Collaborate with the Global Food Data Nutrition Team on food rules and data for new and existing programmes, providing SmartPoint values for the business to use across both print and digital collateral. Own and manage local scan success rate in app , ensuring that it continues to increase and meets and/or exceeds global benchmarks - above 75% at all times. Update and add food and drink product information to the food database , constantly ensuring our website and app are up-to-date with the latest information - WW Verified. Ensure overall food tagging / members food preference is up to date, allowing the business to innovate around how recipes are served up in the app [website] What’s in my Fridge?) Overall responsibility for the internal WINE systems (WW International Nutrition Editor) that generates overall SmartPoint values for food. Working closely with Lead Food Data Nutrition for International on the food data strategy and engineers on this global backend system staying informed and up to date with a detailed understanding of the current food database systems & other future innovations, including all reporting, importing and exporting systems. Manage automation between partners (retail brands, supermarkets, food manufacturers, etc) and our database to improve match rates and overall size and selection of food in our database. Provide track count reports to the business to help determine future offerings. Day to day contact with external data suppliers [website] Mintel, GS1, Nutritionix). Own and manage timelines for supply of food and drink data to internal stakeholders. Requirements: A degree in Nutrition Science or Registered Dietician 3+ years of food, nutrition (or related) data entry and product/project management experience Demonstrable achievements related to relationship management improvements / automation and clear project ownership with positive results. An interest in food and drink brands and the nutritional aspects / role they play in wellness / Passion for health and food data, [website] labels for grocery products and nutrients in meals and restaurant foods, food classification, differences in food culture and cooking. Proficient computer skills with experience working with nutrient / food data and confident with learning new computer software skills and new technology platforms. Interest in data and/or data science. (Experience with Looker or NoSQL databases - a plus) Demonstrable attention to detail and accuracy. Excellent organisational skills to manage data workflows. Ability to work under pressure and be flexible Self-starter Experience in working in an agile environment preferred At WW, it is our priority to cultivate a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are committed as individuals, as an organization, and as fellow humans, to advocate for and support our employees, our members, and our communities. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, national origin, marital status, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.

Example 2

Registered Nutritionist Advert – Executive Health and Catering Lead As a world-recognised centre of clinical excellence and research, Cleveland Clinic is expanding its global footprint to London in 2021. Through collaboration and learning, Cleveland Clinic London will combine the best of Cleveland Clinic with the best of UK Healthcare. Cleveland Clinic London will be offering health screens out of its General Practice Institute, including its premier Executive Health screen. The Executive Health screen will be fully personalised to the individual and will include a full physical and mental health assessment, comprehensive lab tests and diagnostic imaging. The Executive Health screen will also offer individuals the opportunity to have expert nutritional advice from our nutrition and dietetics team. We are therefore looking for an exceptional candidate to support the nutrition aspect of this service. This is a truly unique opportunity for a UKVRN Registered Nutritionist with previous experience of working in a clinical setting and alongside a dietetic team, to lead on nutrition input to the Cleveland Clinic London Executive Health service. This varied role will also be responsible for leading on nutrition input for the inpatient menu. This will involve close collaboration with the food services team – including the head chef, the food services management team and ward based food service caregivers. The registered nutritionist will work alongside the lead for dietetics in having oversight of all therapeutic diets, menu coding, allergens and overall balance and nutritional adequacy of the menu. In order to meet the changing demands of an evolving dietetic service, the post holder will also provide ad hoc support with clinical ward work for the dietetic team when required. Depending on the demands of the service, this may involve having a small clinical caseload and full support, guidance and oversight of this will be provided by senior dietitians. You will also be fully supported to maintain your CPD and to build on your skills where a development need might be identified. You will be expected to have the following:
  • A solid base of experience of working within a clinical setting, ideally having had a previous role within a Dietetic department
  • Sound base of knowledge on Human Nutrition and Disease
  • Evidence of clinical reasoning skills and an understanding of clinical information relevant to this role [website] anthropometrics, relevant medical history, blood results.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Previous experience of working What we can offer you:
  • Competitive salary
  • The opportunity to be part of a truly unique project and the development of a new service
  • 25 days Annual leave plus 8 days Bank holiday a year
  • Auto-Enrolment of 5% pension
  • Cleveland contribute 10%
  • Gym facilities located within our Admin Office Building at a discounted rate through Salary Sacrifice
  • Seasonal Ticket Loans
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • 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 jobseekers 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-focused 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 employee 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 employee. 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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