Dietetic Technician Job Description Sample
The Dietetic Technician, under the direction of the Registered Dietitian, ensures that quality nutritional services are provided to residents on a daily basis to meet their prescribed Plan of Care in accordance with company standards and federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations.
Essential Activities and Tasks
Care Management and Service Delivery
Listens and responds to the needs of residents and staff members.
Reviews the dietary requirement of each resident admitted to the facility and assists the attending physician in planning for the residents prescribed Plan of Care.
Develops a Plan of Care that identifies the dietary problems/needs of the resident and the goals to be accomplished for each dietary problem need identified.
Assures that the resident's individual needs are met by following special diet orders and serving food in accordance with established portion control procedures.
Visits the residents periodically to evaluate the quality of meals served, likes and dislikes, etc.
Reviews Plan of Care and menus to assure they are in compliance with the physician's orders.
Administration and Reporting
Ensures that Plan of Care and progress notes pertaining to nutritional history, assessments, and significant changes in diet are informative and descriptive of the services provided and the residents' response to the services.
Maintains current and accurate records through use of computers and/or other documentation in accordance with company standards and federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations.
Quality, Compliance, and Risk Management
Observes the preparation and serving of food at meal times to ensure meals are compliant with the residents' Plan of Care.
Coordinates and ensures the quality of nutritional care with the Director of Culinary and Nutritional Services and Director of Nursing.
Ensures that established quality assurance, infection control, and universal precaution practices are maintained when performing dietary procedures.
Assists with identifying, evaluating, and classifying routine and job related functions to ensure the culinary services tasks involving potential exposure to blood/body fluids are properly identified and recorded.
Reviews, develops, and implements a plan of correction for culinary and nutritional services concerns and/or deficiencies noted during quality assurance and state and city survey inspections and provides to Director of Culinary and Nutritional Services.
Maintains the confidentiality of all resident care information.
Willingly and consistently shares observations and insights of departmental operations that may improve quality and efficiencies of department.
Attends all-employee and departmental meetings and in-service training as scheduled or as directed.
Works independently with minimal direction conducting resident nutritional counseling to recommend and make decisions on their diet and nutritional needs based on thorough planning and analysis.
Distributes dietary requirements to food production staff through diet cards and tallies.
Coaches and educates staff members on individual residents' nutritional needs.
Inspects food storage areas for upkeep and supply control and make recommendations as appropriate.
Assists in maintaining dietary and nutritional policies and procedures.
Serves on various committees and attends meetings of the community providing written and/or oral reports of services and activities regarding the department.
All other duties as assigned.
Associate degree of Applied Science in Dietetic Technology from a school accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) required.
Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR) designation from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) required.
ServSafe certification required or willing to obtain within a reasonable timeframe.
Two years experience as a dietetic technician in a hospital, long-term care facility, or other related health care environment preferred.
Proficiency with Windows, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and the internet.
Proficiency with diet management software.
- Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
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Responsibilities and Qualifications
Under the supervision of the Nutrition Service Supervisor, the Dietetic Technician is responsible to assist patients and staff in a timely manner with Room Service request. Provide individual guidance to patients and staff with meal selections and answer questions within scope and training of special diets.
Complete billing processes for patient enteral feedings, and galley stock. Make referral to in-patient dietitians as needed. Ninety percent of work is computer related between electronic health record and Cbord nutrition software.
Assist Nutrition Services supervisor upon request. Perform duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission, values and Mercy Service Standards.
Demonstrates active listening, verbal and written communication skills
Provides professional and proper telephone etiquette 100% of the time while placing patient meal request and answering nursing staff questions.
Maintains positive communication both oral and written with all mercy staff.
Capable of good critical thinking skills to solve issues as they arise in work unit.
Each career at Mercy represents unique members of our caring ministry's "body", working together for the health and strength of the whole. To achieve our goals, we need all the parts functioning at their best and this requires the specific qualifications that you'll bring with you:
Education: Associate Degree from approved tech program or B.S.
Degree in Food and Nutrition or program/experience in department with college training in dietetics or two years experience in the Diet Office. Licensure: Certifications: Other: Good communication skills. Preferred Education:
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The Job Benefits Supplemental Questions
Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC) is recruiting for Dietetic Technicians who assist Dietitians by performing routine duties related to the nutritional care of patients. Duties include documenting initial nutrition screening and on-going patient follow-up care under the supervision of a Dietitian; referring high risk patients to the Dietitian for assessment; writing and modifying patient menus based on physicians' and Dietitians' orders; performing calorie counts and documenting results in the medical record; evaluating patient outcomes and adjusting care based on the patient's response; training and educating dietetic interns and students; and serving as a resource for the Nutrition Services office and food service staff.
For more detailed information, refer to the Dietetic Technician job description.
Excellent benefits that include:
Registration: Must possess and maintain current registration with the Commission on Dietetic Registration as a Dietetic Technician.
The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, while being attentive to verbal and non-verbal cues and nuances. The candidate will possess the ability to work through problems, provide solutions and recommend improvements. Additionally, the candidate will be a valued team player who effectively manages time, while considering departmental deadlines.
Application Procedure: Applications will be accepted until Friday, April 26, 2019 at 5:00pm. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application and/or supplemental questionnaire.
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Examination: There will be a competitive evaluation based on a review of the Application and Supplemental Questionnaire. It is to your advantage to include as much relevant and detailed work experience as possible.
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Sodexo is seeking a Full time Dietetic Technician for Martha & Mary Heath and Rehab Center in Poulsbo, WA.
We are looking for candidates who will:
Be a dietetic technician with a special interest in the senior population. DTR or CDM credentials are a plus!
Provide 1:1 care to our residents in the form of assessments, new resident orientations, obtaining food preferences, etc.
Support a fulltime dietitian on staff
Provide one on one and group education to patients, as well as staff and work well with physicians, nursing, and ancillary staff
Possess the ability to creatively problem solve, work independently with minimal supervision and make decisions while working within a self-directed and team-oriented work environment
Have excellent interpersonal communication skills to interact with a wide variety of individuals and groups
Are you ready to start your Sodexo career? Apply now!
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Responsible for handling the day-to-day basic nutrition care
Key Duties- Supports basic nutrition services of population served to ensure nutrition needs and customer satisfaction levels are met. Supports client relationships and satisfaction and client contractual obligations to ensure account retention.
Promotes and educates others on food and nutrition programs according to Sodexo standards and policy.
Collaborates and communicates with culinary and clinical departments on established processes, special diets, and menu requests and apprises manager of potential problems.
Helps ensure compliance with all federal, state and local regulations as well as Sodexo/client policies and procedures (e.g. Health Dept., HIPAA/Privacy Act, Joint Commission, quality assurance, safety, operations, and personnel) and follows operating standards, implements quality improvements and communicates them to other departments.
Qualifications & Requirements
Basic Education Requirement
- Associate's Degree Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.
This position is for a full-time or part-time position for a Dietetic Tech. This position will have the option serve as clinical support for one or more long term care communities in the Dayton, OH area.
Purpose of Your Job Position
The primary purpose of your job position is to plan, organize, develop and direct the overall operation of the Food Services Department in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that governing our facility, and as may be directed by the Administrator, to assure that quality nutritional services are being provided on a daily basis and that the food services department is maintained in a clean, safe, and sanitary manner.
Delegation of Authority
As Dietetic Technician, you are delegated the administrative authority, responsibility, and accountability necessary for carrying out your assigned duties.
Must possess, as a minimum, an Associate's Degree in Dietetics from an accredited college or university.
Must have, as a minimum, 2 year(s) experience in a supervisory capacity in a hospital, nursing care facility, or other related medical facility.
Must have training in cost control, food management, diet therapy, etc.
Must possess a current, unencumbered active registration with CDR
Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public.
Must be knowledgeable of dietary practices and procedures as well as the laws, regulations and guidelines governing dietary functions in the nursing facility.
Must possess leadership ability and willingness to work harmoniously with and supervise other personnel.
Must maintain the care and use of supplies, equipment, etc., and maintain the appearance of food service areas; must perform regular inspections of food service areas for sanitation, order, safety and proper performance of assigned duties.
Must have patience, tact, cheerful disposition and enthusiasm as well as be willing to handle residents based on whatever maturity level they are currently functioning.
Must be able to relate information concerning the resident's condition.
Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.
Under the general supervision of a Senior Dietitian Clinical Dietitian or Lead Dietetic Technician supports the Clinical Dietitians by collecting information reporting observations and communicating with the patient/client family or caregiver. Obtains nutrition/weight histories food allergies and preferences adjusts meal selections for food preferences and diets monitors menu selections and makes adjustments for compliance with prescribed diets.
Conducts meal rounds to monitor food consumption and customer satisfaction and provides education and guidance on food choices and meal planning. Reports observations to the Clinical Dietitian to assist in documenting response to the nutrition care plan and to assist in adjusting the nutrition care plan to meet patient/client goals and achieve desired outcomes. Implements and monitors nutrition interventions as assigned by the Clinical Dietitian
Conducts nutrition screening according to pre-established criteria.
Collects and reviews food and nutrient intake information (e.g. current and previous diets meal and snack patterns nutritional supplements typical foods and beverages chewing and swallowing difficulties cultural and religious preferences and food allergies and intolerances.
Obtains anthropometric information from medical records or by interviewing patients families or caregivers.
Visits patients and reviews medical records after department nutrition risk notification from electronic nursing nutrition screen received to validate risk notification and document if high risk not indicated. Communicates results in designated computer system.
Provides nutrition interventions/plans of care (e.g. menu correction diet education) as designed and directed by the Clinical Dietitian.
Responds to patient inquiries regarding interventions in accordance with scope of practice.
Verifies the nutrition intervention/plan of care is being implemented and the patient needs are met.
Provides nutrition monitoring and supports nutrition evaluation through meal rounds nutrient intake analysis and documentation and diet reinforcement.
Visits patients family members and care partners to review patients progress and discuss their nutritional care plans; conducts continual nutrition assessments and evaluation of patient and suggest revisions to plan as patient�s condition warrants.
Conducts individual and group patient education and nutrition classes preparing patient for continued care at home.
Coordinates work and daily activities of the Nutrition Hospitality Associates. Provides input into performance appraisals and corrective disciplinary action as appropriate.
Coordinates the timely processing of menus and makes sure they are circulated and retrieved accordingly as close to schedule as possible and that the necessary corrections are made to provide for proper meal preparation and delivery. Works with Get Well Network or other electronic menu system to collect menu choice information. Meets with unit assistants on units as needed to communicate important information regarding meal service delivery and pick up.
Acts as a liaison between nursing and Food & Nutrition Services.
Completion of a baccalaureate degree granted by a US regionally accredited college/university or foreign equivalent and completion of a ACEND Didactic Program in Dietetics.
Thorough understanding of the scientific basis of nutrition and dietetics application of principles of nutrition to human physiology and disease states and a foundation of evidence based practice. A thorough knowledge of the nutritional values of food and food groups.
Analytical ability to identify overt and potential nutritional problems. The ability to develop nutritional care plans for review by the Clinical Dietitian.
Oral and written communication skills necessary to work effectively with patients families and hospital personnel in communicating nutrition care plans etc. Supervisory skills to provide direction in the collection of menus.
Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide nutritional care to patients based on age specific competencies and patient's cultural religious or ethnic and nutrition preferences.
Demonstrated understanding of and ability to work within the food service system. Demonstrated computer competency in Microsoft Office
Prior experience in a nursing home or hospital and with food and nutrition and hospital electronic health record is desirable.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Some exposure to communicable diseases when in contact with patients but hazards are minimized by adherence to established safety procedures and precautions.
Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status. Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Location: Rhode Island Hospital USA:RI:Providence
Work Type: Per Diem
Shift: Shift 1
Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Dietetic Technician (Per Diem, Days) to work in Clinical Nutrition at Swedish First Hill 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 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)
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
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.
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.
1.Demonstrates effective organizational skills to ensure the smooth functioning of dietary service by adhering to established standards of obtaining patient selections and following script. 1.1 Follows script and demonstrates appropriate customer service skills as evidenced by PI monitors. 2. Demonstrates effective organizational skills to ensure the smooth functioning of dietary service by adhering to established standards of processing patient selections efficiently. 2.1 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. 3. 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. 3.1 Properly adheres to time constraints with phone use and achieves standards in regards to time spent in not ready mode. 4. 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. 4.1 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. 4.2 Properly uses tablet PC to obtain patient selections. 4.3 Provides patients with information concerning therapeutic diets and instructs patients on menu selections which conform to the diet order, as necessary based on RD, nursing staff and Press Ganey feedback. 4.4 Maintains computerized diet system with required demographic, patient preference, and room service status information with 90% accuracy as per QI monitors. 4.5 Correctly enters and updates 3 and 8 p.m. nourishment orders into the computer, with >85% accuracy. 4.6 Reviews current diet order list for each designated service and updates diet orders and allergies in computerized diet system, at early and late check, before meals, and as assigned with >90% accuracy as per QI monitors 4.7 Ensures all patients on assigned units receive a tray as appropriate, by calling or visiting patients as needed with >90% accuracy by established deadlines. 5. 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. 5.1 Attends all scheduled inservices obtaining >85% on evaluations or attends Journal Clubs or other arranged sessions, as monitored by supervisor. 5.2 Accumulates the appropriate amount of CE credits and promptly provides documentation of maintained registration as a Dietetic Technician as dictated by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. 5.3 Appropriately trains and orients dietetic interns and/or new staff members to clinical operations on assigned service, as scheduled. 5.4 Attends all department and DTR meetings scheduled during regular work hours. Reads and implements directives from meeting minutes, mailings, memos and postings. Assists in establishing, communicating, and implementing policies and procedures.
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.
Registered dietetic technician preferred.
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.
Under the direction of a registered dietitian, is responsible for providing quality food and nutrition services by ensuring patients receive appropriate foods and supplements according to individual preferences, age-appropriate needs and physician''s orders.
Must react well under pressure, deadlines, and multiple priorities. Must demonstrate ability to communicate and work collaboratively as a member of the food and nutrition team.
Must acts as a liaison between food service and patient care staff. Must prioritize work so that patient expectations are met. Must follow the principles, practices and expectations of providing excellent customer service.
Position requires walking and ability to sit or stand for periods of time. Position requires use of a computer and telephone for periods of time.
No special conditions.
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The Dietetic Technician (PD) assists the Clinical Dietitian with the nutritional care of patients. Obtains food preferences and routinely visits patients to monitor satisfaction. Screens patients for nutritional risk and communicates nutritional concerns to the RD as indicated.
Assists with formula preparation and delivery as needed.May be assigned to Breastmilk Lab #to prepare and distribute breastmilk orders as primary responsibility. Minimum Education: Completion of Dietetic Technician program# and A.A. degree program which meets Commission on Dietetic Registration/AND standards. # License, Registration #Required:#Registered Dietetic Technician
#Ability to communicate with patients and staff effectively
2-4 years experience required
To assist in developing and providing quality nutritional care to patients under the direction and supervision of a licensed, registered dietitian. The dietetic technician will also provide nutritional education to patients.
All team members are responsible for bringing life to our Purpose Statement – Inspire health. Serve with compassion. Be the difference – through every action and every interaction at work.
Visits patients for food preferences and nutritional screening as assigned by licensed registered dietitian or policy. Collects patient nutrition data and compiles for the licensed registered dietitian.
Monitors nourishments, menu accuracy, and additional quality indicators as assigned.
Completes, distributes, and collects data for intake analysis.
Acts as a liaison between food service production, patient services, and patients.
Maintains clean, organized work environment.
Performs all assignments, tasks and duties in a safe and efficient manner, following all established safety guidelines.
Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by clinical nutrition manager or licensed registered dietitian.
Performs other duties as assigned.
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