Loretto Management Corporation

Dietetic Technician - Auburn

Department
Commons on St. Anthony - Nutrition
Type
Full or Part Time
Shift
First
Weekends Required?
No

Overview

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.

Responsibilities

  • 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 concernsMakes modifications as appropriate.
  • May provide diet counseling to residents or participants, resident/participant families, friends and staff regarding dietary restrictions. 

Qualifications

  • 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.

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