When Is It A Good Time to Use Temporary Dietitian Staffing?

They say worrying is like a rocking chair: it keeps you busy, but it doesn’t get you anywhere. Staffing emergencies happen and can be quite worrisome. If you find yourself in the midst of one of these scenarios, call Dietitians On Demand and put your worries to rest.

A vacancy

If a full- or part-time registered dietitian hands in a two-weeks’ notice, contact us immediately. Often Dietitians On Demand can find temporary coverage long before a site’s HR department finds a new employee. The earlier you contact a dietitian staffing company, the better chance there is for overlap before the current dietitian’s last day. Sometimes it even works out that the temporary RD is a great fit for the permanent position, and both candidate and client get to test the relationship before committing.

An extended leave of absence (FMLA, maternity leave, etc.)

It often doesn’t make sense to hire someone new to cover a vacancy this brief. Many of our Dietitians On Demand consultant dietitians are flexible and can work with an open-ended end date. This flexibility is especially helpful when the return date may be unknown, as in the case of FMLA. Plus, if there’s time to plan in advance, like in the case of maternity leave, overlap training can occur.

A vacation coverage

There’s nothing better than being able to actually relax on vacation, right? Rest assured that your patients and/or kitchen are covered by contacting Dietitians On Demand for temporary dietitian coverage during vacations ranging from a few days to a few weeks.

As the nationwide leader in staffing registered dietitians, the Dietitians On Demand office fields last-minute requests for dietitian coverage for any duration. Some lapses in coverage can be planned around, but some happen unexpectedly. If you find yourself in any of these situations, click here, request coverage and take a deep breath. Your request is in good hands.