Nutritionist

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Miraval Arizona (www.miravalresorts.com) is a premier resort and destination spa which provides the space - physically and spiritually - to reconnect with oneself on the path to a life in balance.  Nestled at the base of the stunning Catalina Mountains, Miraval Arizona's 118 rooms and 16 residential villas, situated on 400 acres of lush Sonoran Desert, create an inspiring backdrop that is warm and welcoming any time of the year. Our luxurious accommodations, world renowned spa services, award winning cuisine, and cutting edge programs and activities have led to Miraval’s recognition as the #1 spa in the world, year after year.

 

Job Summary

 

The Nutritionist provides high quality service to guests through education lectures and one-on-one counseling. The Nutritionist assists the culinary staff in presenting meals that comply with Miraval’s food philosophy. The Nutritionist is responsible for creating and adapting new, creative and progressive programming for Miraval guests.
Job Responsibilities
·         Creates, adapts and conducts nutrition classes
·         Conducts individual guest consultations
·         Conducts Resting Metabolic Rate and Body Composition diagnostic testing
·         Remains current on nutrition information and science
·         Assists the culinary staff in providing nutritionally balanced food options
·         Assists the Executive Chef and culinary staff in analyzing menu items for nutrients
·         Communicates special food requests to culinary and food and beverage staff
·         Maintains complete confidentiality in all guest/program matters in accordance with Miraval policy
·         Demonstrates and incorporates mindfulness in all guest contact, programs, experiences and written materials
·         Attends to daily maintenance and operations of the department
·         Performs other duties as assigned by the Nutrition Manager or Director of Programs



Job Requirements
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
·         Registered Dietitian. (A Registered Dietitian is a food and nutrition expert who has met the minimum academic and professional requirements to qualify for the credential "RD.")
·         Adheres to all employee guidelines, standards, policies and procedures relevant to the position, stay abreast of any changes, updates or revisions that occur. Maintain complete communication and cooperation with all Miraval staff.
·         Strong teaching and counseling skills required
·         Ability to perform nutritional diagnostic testing and interpretation of nutritional specific information
·         Experience in individual counseling
·         Experience in group education/teaching
·         Experience in nutrition specific diagnostic testing
·         Excellent command of the English language in communicating both verbally and non-verbally
·         Ability to prepare/write educational materials for guests
·         Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, employees, guests and the general public
·         Ability to calculate calorie and nutrient requirements
·         Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, fractions and decimals
·         Ability to work with food measurements for nutrient analysis
·         Ability to apply common sense to carry out instructions in written, oral or diagram format
·         Ability to handle conflicting ideas and controversies around nutrition and communicated information diplomatically
 
The Physical demands described here represent those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
·         While performing duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk use hand to write on chart, talk, hear, see, taste, smell
·         The employee must regularly lift and/or move 10 pounds
·         Specific vision abilities required include distance vision, color vision and peripheral vision

The work environment characteristics described here represent those that an employee may be exposed to while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
·         Employee will perform most tasks in small group settings in a classroom/meeting room environment
·         One on one consultations will be held in an office setting
·         The noise level in the environment is moderate


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