Frequently Asked Questions

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Do you accept insurance for virtual nutrition counseling?

In-network coverage depends on each client’s insurance plan, state and each provider’s enrollment status. We will bill your insurance for you, however, you are responsible to know and understand your benefits. Click here to learn more about insurance options.

What is the virtual nutrition counseling process?

First, you’ll select your state from the drop down menu. Then select your registered dietitian. A package list will appear and from there, you can learn more and select a package. Next, you’ll receive a confirmation email and will be able to activate your account. After that, you’ll complete intake documents, handle insurance options and explore all the online portal options.

What is a “registered dietitian” and how is it different than a nutritionist?

A registered dietitian has the credential “RD” or “RDN.” To get the RDN credential, an individual must complete a bachelor’s degree in nutrition with a standardized curriculum and supervised practice through an accredited dietetic internship, coordinated program or graduate school. Once each of these steps is completed, individuals must pass a national credentialing exam before they can use the title of RDN. 

What happens in a virtual nutrition counseling discovery call?

The free 15-minute discovery call gets you started finding the right dietitian for you. This session is focused on getting to know you and answering burning questions. It is not intended to give medical advice. Specific advice, planning and guidance are reserved for the consultations.

What happens when my assignment ends?

While we can’t guarantee continuous employment through our company, we make every effort to find your next assignment when one wraps up.

Let your Regional Account Manager know if you’d prefer to keep working or take time off at the conclusion of your assignment.

Do you offer any remote or work-from-home positions?

You can search the keyword “remote” on our job board to find any remote opportunities. However, our positions almost always require a dietitian to work onsite at a hospital, long term care community or an outpatient setting.

How do I become a travel dietitian?

You go through the same application process as you would for a local position. When you speak with the Regional Account Manager for the position, they’ll review any possible travel details, ie: housing, mileage, per diem, transportation.

How can I tell if a position is local or travel?

Travel positions will note in the online job description if any travel expenses are covered. You can also search the career portal for the keyword: travel.

Are all your dietitian jobs travel jobs?

No, we offer a mix of both local and travel positions and most of our consultant dietitians work near their home. Travel dietitians can travel regionally or nationally and they temporarily relocate to work.

Will I be expected to have state licensure?

If licensure is required in the state you’ll be working, yes! If you’re new to the licensure process, be sure to look into the details for your state before applying. Every state is different, and some processes can take weeks for processing. If you have questions, our team of Regional Account Managers can assist.

Check here for current state licensure regulations.

Can I work as a 1099 independent contractor for Dietitians On Demand?

Generally, no. We only hire W2 employees.

Will I be employed by Dietitians On Demand or by the site I’m working at?

We hire you on as an employee of Dietitians On Demand for the duration of your assignment.

How soon will I be expected to start working an assignment?

You will notice that most of our positions list the start date as “ASAP” – this means that you will be expected to start the assignment as soon as prescreening and onboarding have been completed.

The start date can range from a few days from now, to a couple weeks from now, it all depends on the urgency and the facility’s onboarding requirements.

Do I have to pay a fee to work for Dietitians On Demand?

Fees are never charged to our employees or candidates. As a staffing company, we specialize in matching dietitians from our database to clients who request our services.

It’s free to join our database and work with our team of Regional Account Managers. Note that we are not headhunters.

How do I apply or get involved with Dietitians On Demand?

When you see a position in which you’re interested, simply submit a resume! A Regional Account Manager will be in touch with you. Once you’re placed in a position, you’ll officially join the team.

How do you select and screen your dietitians?

Our dietitians go through in-depth screenings before they arrive onsite, this includes an interview, a clinical assessment and reference checks. This ensures that not only is the dietitian awesome, but keeps the process fast, too.

How does pricing work?

Our rates vary based on several different factors, including location, duration, hours per week and more. Our dietitians are covered under our liability insurance and we handle all payroll administration.

How long will it take to get a candidate started at my site?

Our average number of days to fill a position is seven, however this varies greatly based on location, assignment details and Human Resources screening requirements.

Do you have dietitians available in my area?

We staff registered dietitians across the country. We’ve placed dietitians in 47 states and have established a network of dietitians nationwide who want to work for us. Plus, we have many travel dietitians available to travel to your site in case no local candidates are available.


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