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UCLA Health Systems

Registered Dietitian, Per Diem - Cardiac Rehabilitation



Full Time

On Site


Los Angeles, California, United States


In this position, you will be responsible for delivering the Nutrition element of the UCLA Ornish Lifestyle
Medicine Program and monitoring the nutritional adequacy of each participant. This
position serves as the backup to the regular, career RD2. The RD - Per Diem
will provide the following on an 'as needed' basis: Nutrition education,
counseling, and coaching to participants in accordance to the Ornish Program's Nutrition
prescription and guidelines; baseline nutrition consultation that addresses
pertinent nutrition related clinical or psychosocial needs; participant
adherence or noncompliance to the nutrition guidelines; documentation on the education,
consults, weekly adherence, and goals; and attends and participates in weekly
team meetings when needed.



  • Bachelor's degree in Nutrition
  • Registered Dietitian license
  • BLS


  • Experience
    working with heart disease, diabetes, and plant-based nutrition
  • Experience
    in coaching individuals in making sustainable lifestyle changes
  • Knowledgeable
    about research and the role of dietary factors in heart disease, and exhibits an
    ability to explain these concepts clearly to participants
  • Excellent
    public speaking skills and knowledge of adult education
  • Excellent
    interpersonal communication skills with sensitivity to participant needs
  • Excellent
    organizational skills
  • Excellent
    computer skills
  • Desire
    and willingness to collaborate as a member of a high-functioning
    transdisciplinary team that supports personal transformation

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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