SRH - Diet Technician
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POST DATE 8/2/2020
END DATE 8/3/2020
Spaulding Rehabilitation Network
Assist the Registered Dietitian in assessing individual nutritional needs, implementing nutritional prescription and providing feedback related to acceptance and tolerance of nutrition therapies. Gatekeeper for all communication for nutrition and food service department.
Utilize Nutrition-specific software daily to communicate patient needs and enter menu data. Manually enter diet orders, speech therapy orders, allergies, and preferences into nutrition-specific software proficiently and accurately.
Visit assigned patients daily to verbally collect menu selections, food preferences, and allergies, as well as provide real-time diet education to reinforce nutrition-support diagnosis and to ensure patient selections comply with prescribed diet.
Collect nutrition-relevant information from family members and/or members of the interdisciplinary team regarding food allergies, food preferences and nutrition status.
Guide patients, families and consulting multidisciplinary clinical team members regarding the food preparation, food selection and menu-planning based on individual patient needs.
Evaluate patient functioning and capabilities related to acuity of daily meal selection.
Collect patient calorie count data and calculate macronutrient intake to progress patients to nutrition treatment goals.
Distribute and retrieve selected patient paper menus per established timeframes.
Observe patient food intake; report progress or response to treatment and dietary problems to the dietitian.
Complete clerical duties including preparing tray tickets, production sheets and updating patient menus to meet the diet order.
Independently manage all phone calls received in the diet office.
Effectively and efficiently communicate time-sensitive, menu-specific patient and therapy needs to the kitchen supervisors, cooks, therapists and nurses.
Quality assurance monitoring is completed per stated expectations.
Additional department, organization, or network activities are completed per established objectives.
PCC Organizational Values of Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence are upheld.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Required Completion of or current enrollment in a nutrition related bachelor s program.
Preferred Previous food service and/or patient interaction experience.
Preferred Register Diet Technician (DTR)
Effective verbal, electronic and written communications skills using the English language.
Computer proficiency required. Microsoft office applications preferred with ability to learn new software. * Maintain variable work schedule to provide patient care as needed (evenings, holidays, weekends and travel).
Highly developed communications and interpersonal skills. Can work well with diverse populations.
Work independently, be self-directed and contribute as a member of a team. * Anticipate challenges and develop and implement strategies for addressing them.
* High level of service delivery. Demonstrate initiative with ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines and adapt to changing situations.
* Strong attention to detail.
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