Dietetic Technician Job Description Sample
Dietetic Technician - Auburn
The Dietetic Technician is responsible for resident and participant nutrition care planning, implementation and evaluation under the supervision and guidance of the Registered Dietitian. The Dietetic Technician is a contributing member of the interdisciplinary team in establishing and implementing the interdisciplinary care plan.
Completes required documentation thoroughly, accurately, and promptly, as assigned (i.e., nutrition assessments, weight logs, enrollment sheets, admission and discharge, etc.).
Assists Dietitian in screening of residents or participants. Reviews hospital discharge information when available. Coordinates resident's and participant’s meal selection in accordance with personal preference and diet regimes. Follows up with new enrollees/admissions regarding nutrition plan of care/acceptance.
Assists Dietitian in assessment of weight loss/gain of residents and participants.
Maintains resident/participant profiles in the dining software system.
Reports any potential nutritional concerns to the Registered Dietitian. Assists Dietitian in the follow-up of nutrition complaints or concerns. Makes modifications as appropriate.
May provide diet counseling to residents or participants, resident/participant families, friends and staff regarding dietary restrictions.
Two (2) years clinical or food service experience in a clinical setting, preferably in a long term/acute care organization.
Associates degree in food service or nutrition related field.
Dietetic technician registration is preferred.
Proven organizational skills.
Ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment.
Ability to communicate effectively with participants, residents, and families from diverse backgrounds who may have physical, sensory and mental impairments. Strong oral and written communications skills required.
Basic computer skills required and the ability to learn new software applications. An equivalent combination of education and experience which provides proficiency in the areas of responsibility listed above may be substituted for the above education and experience requirements. Division || Business Unit: Auburn Senior Services - 7 Shift: First Weekends Required?: No External Company Name: Loretto Management Corporation External Company URL: http://www.loretto-cny.org/
Job Summary: Under the direction of the Clinical Dietitian, the Dietetic Technician is responsible for the nutritional care of all infant through geriatric inpatients with low to moderate nutritional risk. Duties include nutritional assessment, care plan development and implementation, menu selection assistance, checking trayline for accuracy and nutrition counseling.
The incumbent performs duties and tasks in accordance with performance standards established for the job. The incumbent may have access to highly confidential patient, employee and/or Mercy proprietary information, and must handle & protect the information in accordance with hospital & system policies, HIPAA requirements and the highest level of ethical standards. The incumbent is responsible for reporting all security events, potential events, or other security risks to the organization. The incumbent is responsible for participation in and completion of all patient safety initiatives appropriate to the position, and conducts all job responsibilities according to the Mission and Values of Mercy Hospital.
Requirement: Education and experience enabling State of Maine licensure as a Dietetic Technician. One (1) year or more of clinical experience preferred.
Must have analytical and problem solving skills to evaluate low to moderate risk patients, modify diets according to prescription and perform nutrition assessment. Must have initiative to act independently to follow-up on low risk patient medical status and follow through with appropriate nutrition care with minimal supervision. Excellent interpersonal skills are required for the incumbent to communicate in a positive, encouraging manner with patients and families in detailing care requirements and providing education.
The incumbent must deal professionally and effectively with medical staff and coworkers in explaining and guiding the nutrition facet of patient care and resolving problems. Must be highly accountable as the incumbent's work and judgment directly impacts patient care. The incumbent has access to confidential patient information.
Dietetic Technician The Dietetic Technician is responsible for the maintenance and accuracy of the computer card file for each patient which can include: diet order, tube feeding order, allergies, supplements, nourishments and food preferences. Responsible for obtaining & entering of daily menu selections into the CBORD & EPIC computer systems via the Call Center, printing of daily reports as assigned, and preparation of meal tickets for the tray line.
May be assigned to screen patient charts, document nutrition assessments and re- assessments if indicated. May provide nutrition education as appropriate to patients and/or family members as requested. Performs other job-specific duties as assigned.Education/ License Certification Requirement: AAS Degree meeting the educational standards established by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) leading to a Bachelors' degree in Nutrition/Dietetics required.
Bachelor's degree in Nutrition/Dietetics preferred. DTR certification required Skills: Strong communication (both oral and written) and customer service skills.
Must be flexible with work assignments and able to work in a labor-intensive work environment. Ability to read well and write legibly. Basic computer skills required, knowledge of CBORD (diet order management system) preferred. Bilingual preferred
- Experience*: Foodservice Ambassador/Dietary Aide experience preferred. Knowledge of therapeutic diets and nutrition supplements required.
Dietetic Technician (Per Diem)
001N1W Job Category
Job Description Implements and evaluates the selective food service provided to patients. Coordinates and collaborates the meal service for a designated group of patients with other health care professionals. Maintains various patient records in accordance with department policies and procedures.
Implements and evaluates the selective meal service provided to patients. Assists patients in completing menus and offers alternate food selections, when required.
Obtains patient’s food preference, allergies and intolerances from patient and or family member. Records information in departmental system.
Assists in modifying daily menu in accordance with the physician’s written diet order, the departmental Diet Manual, established Nutrition and Food Service Department, the patient’s food preferences and/or allergies and the meal pattern established by the Registered Dietitian. Records menus into departmental computer system.
Checks patient tray line.
Reports inaccuracies in the processing of information by the computerized system to management.
Performs related duties, as required.
Associates Degree in Nutrition or Dietetics, required.
Registration with the American Dietetic Association, preferred.
Prior dietetic experience, preferred.
Overview To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day. The dietetic technician assists the dietitian in the nutritional management and care of patients throughout the life cycle. The dietetic technician's focus is to assure optimal nourishment based on medical and age specific needs, and patients'personal preferences through the translation of the science of nutrition and the study of food into clinical applications. EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran
Demonstrates effective organizational skills to ensure the smooth functioning of dietary service by adhering to established standards of obtaining patient selections and following script.
Follows script and demonstrates appropriate customer service skills as evidenced by PI monitors.
Demonstrates effective organizational skills to ensure the smooth functioning of dietary service by adhering to established standards of processing patient selections efficiently.
Processes meal selections in an efficient and accurate manner, achieving standard for average patient selection call length per meal period, demonstrating ability to prioritize patient demands, and excellent customer service skills as evidenced by PI monitors.
Demonstrates effective organizational and communication skills to ensure the smooth functioning of dietary service by adhering to established standards of time management in the Call Center.
Properly adheres to time constraints with phone use and achieves standards in regards to time spent in not ready mode.
Demonstrates effective technical skills to ensure that patients receive meals which incorporate personal preferences, dietary restrictions and age-specific needs. Demonstrates accuracy in reviewing/verifying diet orders, updating computerized patient kardex, and following early and late check procedures.
Accurately corrects patient menu selections via computerized diet system, taking into account therapeutic restrictions, space limitations, menu glossary guidelines, age-specific needs, and patient preferences with 90% accuracy.
Actively participates in inservice and applicable training programs to remain current in professional knowledge and clinical skills as evidenced by maintaining American Dietetic Association registration through the accumulation of CE credits.
Attends all scheduled inservices obtaining 85% on evaluations or attends Journal Clubs or other arranged sessions, as monitored by supervisor.
Qualifications EDUCATION AS degree from an accredited dietetic technician program or BS in food and nutrition (may be in process), or equivalent combination of education and experience. EXPERIENCE Registered dietetic technician preferred. SPECIAL SKILLS Excellent interpersonal (both oral and written) communication skills required. Excellent customer service skills and telephone manner required. Must possess a working knowledge of medical nutrition therapy and food service operations to ensure patients receive safe and appropriate food and nutrition services. Ability to use computers for computerized diet order entry and menu systems required. PHYSICAL DEMAND No special conditions.
DepartmentFOOD/NUTRITIONAL SVC-DIET TECH
CategoryFOOD & NUTRITION
Position TypeCasual/Per Diem Non-Benefits Eligible
Work DaysEVERY OTHER WEEKENDAND HOLIDAYS AS SCHEDULED, SHIFTS START AS EARLY AS 5:30 AM, END AS LATE AS 7:30 PM,WORKS IN 4 OR 8 HOUR TIME BLOCKS
Work HoursAS ABOVE, START AS EARLY AS 5:30 AM, END AS LATE AS 7:30 PM
Work ShiftEVERY OTHER WEEKEND, SOME HOLIDAYS
Registered Dietetic Technician
4- Star rated skilled nursing facility in Marin County is looking to full time position of Diet Tech. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply! This is a full –time benefited position.
· Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR) OR Certified Dietary Manager (CDM) credential required
· Positive spirit and flexible attitude
· Team player
· Self motivated
· Ability to work in a fast paced environment
· Ability to multi- task.
· Interview patients, family, and staff to obtain nutritional information
· Develop and adjust meal plans to maximize food intake
· Provide diet education as indicated
· Complete nutritional portion of MDS assessments
· Complete screening of admissions assessments
· Complete quarterly nutritional assessments
· Initiate and update patient care plans
· Attend interdisciplinary meetings
· Assist the Registered Dietitian and Dietary Manager as needed
· Will be trained in both clinical nutrition and food service, however majority of job responsibilities will be in clinical nutrition
Presents professional image to consumers through dress, behavior and speech.
Adheres to Company standards for resolving consumer concerns.
Ensures that all consumer/resident rights are protected.
We look forward to meeting you!!!
Please reply with cover letter and resume to this job posting or to Ana Farrer, RD email: email@example.com
Opening Full Time 40 hours Grade 077 Food & Nutrition Svcs/Patient Schedule TO BE DETERMINED; EVERY OTHER WKEND/HOL Responsibilities
To develop plans and provide medical nutrition therapy to patients in accordance with their physician prescriptions and in a manner that is highly responsive to patient needs, thereby supporting a shortened length of stay. Uses available resources in the most cost-effective manner. Works in conjunction with the Clinical Dietitian in performing these duties.
Typical Duties: Visits patients at meals, monitors meal acceptance and resolves challenging food service problems in such a way as to maximize patient satisfaction, while meeting patient's clinical nutrition needs; charts clinical nutrition recommendations in the medical record to promote positive outcomes for patients; obtains and enters extensive food preferences in the CBORD computerized diet system from patients who are having major food service problems; communicates food quality/acceptance issues to department management that reflect trends. Participates in departmental committees/activities to assure patient satisfaction with food service.
Advises or receives referrals from Patient Diet Clerks for handling non-routine diets or situations; maintains the integrity of the CBORD Diet Office computer system; calculates meal plans for non-routine pattern diets and enters them in the computer system; checks or prepares menus or tray tickets for non-routine therapeutic diets, entering and locking selections in the system without delaying tray assembly. Participates in quality control data collection related to the Diet Office and/or patient care. Maintains the integrity of the selective menu system, nourishment system and tube feeding inventory/ordering system; advises Unit Support Assistants and departmental staff in adjusting trays for changed diet orders.
Investigates and documents plans for handling allergy diets. Screens patients to identify risk level; assesses patients at moderate nutritional risk; develops and implements medical nutrition therapy for same. (May be assigned to infants, children, adolescents, adults or geriatric populations.) Calculates patient nutrient intakes, as ordered by physicians. Educates patients, their families and significant others on simple nutritional regimes; arranges individual follow up as needed.
Plans meals with difficult and/or malnourished patients to reach clinical nutrition goals. Documents all aspects of patient nutritional care in their medical records. Collaborates with the Clinical Dietitian and other healthcare team members, verbally or via the medical record, to recommend the least restrictive but acceptable nutrition regime based on their knowledge of the patient's condition.
Participates in precepting undergraduate dietetic students and in training and coaching Unit Support Assistants regarding their food service role. Participates in orienting and training Clinical Dietitians, peers and Patient Diet Clerks.
Associate’s degree in related field and experience in a health care setting preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/DisabledJob Title: Dietetic Technician
Location:* Strong Memorial Hospital
Job ID:* 206062 Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time:* Full-Time
HCR ManorCare provides a range of services, including skilled nursing care, assisted living, post-acute medical and rehabilitation care, hospice care, home health care and rehabilitation therapy. Coordinates nutritional care of residents by completing nutritional assessments, developing and implemeting care plans, and documenting dietary information about residents.
In return for your expertise, you'll enjoy excellent training, industry-leading benefits and unlimited opportunities to learn and grow. Be a part of the team leading the nation in healthcare. 4127 - Heartland of Hillsboro, Ohio One to two years in related dietary capacity. Equal Opportunity Employer
Dietetic Technician Posted: Dec-22-2017 Job Code: 1182 Department:
Patient Food Services (02) 8341 Schedule: Per Diem Shift: Variable shift Hours: 8 hour shift Job Details:
SUMMARY: Conducts nutrition screening and routine nutrition assessments, develops and implements nutrition care plans for assigned patients, and documents the plan and follow-up information in the medical record. Coordinates mealtime activities and assists staff in preparation of hot and cold menu selections for meal services. Monitors quality and accuracy of food served to patients.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 1. Minimum of an Associates degree granted by a U.S regionally accredited university or college and completion of a dietetic technician program approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of the American Dietetic Association is required. 2. Experience as a dietetic technician or diet clerk preferred 3.
Registered or eligible for registration as a Dietetic Technician/Registered (DTR) by the Commission of Dietetic Registration of the American Dietetic Association 4. Education and/or certification in Food Services sanitation required. 5. Experience working on a computer using word processing, spreadsheet and graphics software desired.
Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Dietetic Technician (Per Diem, Day Shifts) to work in the Diet Consultants Department at the First Hill campus in Seattle, WA.Responsible for performing technical nutrition care functions including computer processing of required nutritional patient information, in coordination with a Clinical Nutrition Specialist.
In this position you will:
Assist and counsel patients and families in diet and diet progression, collect and calculate nutrient intakes, and assign nutritional risk level
Obtain, evaluate, and utilize dietary history and clinical information to plan nutritional care
Perform related tasks as required
Required Qualifications for this position include:
Completion of an approved American Dietetic Association (ADA) Dietetic Education Program or Bachelors Degree in Dietetics or Food & Nutrition
Current State of Washington Food and Beverage Service Worker’s Permit
Preferred Qualifications for this position include:
- Six months to one year of nutrition care experience in a hospital setting preferred
First Hill: The 697-bed tertiary-care center on the Swedish/First Hill campus is the flagship of the Swedish health-care system. Swedish/First Hill has one of the most active and advanced birthing programs in Washington state and houses a Level III neonatal intensive-care unit. More surgeries are performed each year at Swedish/First Hill than at any other facility in the region; volumes include more total joint replacements than any other medical center in the state. We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details https://caregiver.ehr.com
Our Mission Our Non-Profit Mission: Improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.
About Us Swedish is the largest nonprofit health care provider in the Greater Seattle Area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); ambulatory care centers in Redmond and Mill Creek; and Swedish Medical Group a network of more than 183 primary care and specialty locations throughout the Great Puget Sound area. Swedish employs more than 13,000 employees and 4,200 physicians. Whether through physician clinics, health education, research and innovation or other means of outreach, we’re committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
Schedule: On Call
Job Category: Other Licensed Technicians
Req ID: 169616
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