Here at Dietitians On Demand, we’re on a mission to help dietitians find jobs and help facilities find dietitians. When you’re in a staffing bind, we’re standing by ready to help. There are a few things clients can do to help us find the perfect dietitian. When we make the perfect match, everybody wins.
Communicate, communicate, communicate
In the current climate, let’s face it – a great dietitian can be hard to find. When we have found the perfect dietitian to share with you, if you don’t move quickly, you just might lose them. It’s no exaggeration to say that we fill most jobs in a matter of days, so there’s no time to waste! Quick responses to emails and calls are the best way to secure an amazing dietitian your facility will love.
Decide on your wants and needs
After submitting a request to Dietitians On Demand, we will reach out to you to discuss your staffing needs in greater detail. We’ll ask you questions like:
- What type of dietitian do you need?
- How many hours per week will they need to work?
- What level of experience are you looking for?
Now is the time to tell us what traits and skills are must-haves for your facility and which ones are just nice to have. For example, maybe you are looking for a NICU dietitian and need a candidate with at least one year of experience in that setting. On the other hand, you may be able to shift clinical responsibilities of your current staff and could accept a new grad dietitian. Based on what you tell us, our Regional Account Managers will go to work finding the dietitian that fits your exact specifications.
Be as specific as possible
How soon do you need help? For how long? Are you open to a traveling dietitian? Do your dietitians write orders? Would you consider a new grad dietitian? How many dietitians would your facility have if it were fully staffed? How many do you have now? What’s the average census? Are there any non-traditional responsibilities this dietitian would have?
The more you can tell us, the more successful we’ll be in finding your perfect dietitian. So, don’t hold back on the details. If you need something specific, just say so. Chances are, we can meet your unique needs.
If things have changed, tell us
Maybe you had lost all hope of ever finding a dietitian and then, BOOM, the perfect dietitian walked in your door and asked for a job. (We can dream, right?) When circumstances change, let us know right away.
Maybe you initially requested part-time help, but now you need full-time coverage. Or maybe your maternity leave vacancy decided to stay home permanently. Or you found the perfect dietitian on your own and no longer need staffing support.
Whatever the situation, our Regional Account Managers can adapt, but only if they know about your changing needs. We will keep working for you until you give the word to stop. So, if your needs have changed in any way, just send us an email so we can switch gears to better serve you.
Let us help you!
When it comes to dietitian staffing, our Regional Account Managers have seen and done it all. They are intimately familiar with staffing trends and have come up with many creative solutions to please both client and dietitian. Feel free to ask for our suggestions on how best to fill your job. Depending on the setting, geographical location, budget, and hours, we may suggest something different than what you originally had in mind. At the end of the day, we’re here to help you and will work tirelessly to that end.
Sara Glanz, MS, RD, LD, CNSC worked as a traveling dietitian for Dietitians On Demand for two years before joining the team as the corporate dietitian. In this role, she has championed the continuing education program to empower dietitians everywhere to achieve their professional goals.
Dietitians On Demand is a nationwide staffing and recruiting company for registered dietitians, specializing in short-term, temporary and permanent-hire positions in acute care, long term care and food service positions. We’re dedicated to dietitians and helping them enhance their practice and excel in the workplace. Check out our job openings, request your coverage, or visit our store today!