Loretto Management Corporation

Dietitian/Dietetic Technician

Department
Auburn Senior Services - 7
Type
Full or Part Time
Shift
First
Weekends Required?
No

Overview

The Clinical Dietitian is responsible for the evaluation, planning and clinical assessment of nutritional status of the residents and participants of Loretto long-term care facilities or sites. Coordinates all phases of nutrition care including nutrition assessment, care planning, monitoring, education and counseling of residents and participants in a variety of settings. Performs duties in compliance with licensing, accrediting, and regulatory agencies. Contributing member of the interdisciplinary team in establishing and implementing the interdisciplinary care plan.

 

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

Clincial Dietitian

  • Complies with all State and Federal safety, health and sanitary regulations as well as corporate policies and procedures. Collaborates with providers, residents and participants to develop nutritional plans of care. Completes initial nutritional evaluations of residents and participants, assesses and monitors nutritional risk. Reviews P.O. intakes, lab results, residents and participants, charts/med history.
  • Addresses acute clinical situations, lab results, or social changes in a resident's or participant’s status, as they arise. Reviews and revises nutritional care plans and schedules as needed.
  • Coordinates changes in nutritional care planning with staff, MDs, nurses, food service, etc and makes regular follow-ups.
  • Makes recommendations to providers regarding orders, monitoring and tolerance for enteral and parenteral nutrition. Completes follow up assessments monthly or when indicated.

 

 

Dietetic Technician

  • 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

Clinical Dietitian

  • Two years of clinical experience in a health care setting desired. Long-term care or outpatient experience preferred.
  • Completion of a dietetic internship.
  • B.A. or B.S. in dietetics from an AND (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics) accredited academic institution, required.
  • Current registration or registry eligible.
  • Able to effectively assess residents or participants’ nutritional needs and establish plans of nutritional care.
  • 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. Excellent oral and written communications skills required.
  • Proficient in MS Office and able to learn new software applications rapidly.

 

 

 

Dietetic Technician

  • 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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