Dietary Technician - Full-Time - Days

US-VT-Morrisville
1 month ago
Job ID
2017-1461
# of Openings
1
Category
Support Services
Type
Full-Time
Shift
Days
FLSA Status
Non-Exempt

Overview

Perform diversified duties in the diet office, e.g. write menu/diet requisitions. Consult with and instruct inpatients concerning diets. Assist dietitian with supervisory responsibilities. Follow standard practices and comply with regulatory requirements. Compliance with all applicable State and Federal laws, regulations, and policies governing the provision of health care.

Responsibilities

  • Performs diversified duties in the diet office. Write menu requisitions for special diets. Refer unusual diets to the dietician. Circulate on assigned patient floors during meal distribution, observing patient food intake and reactions. Consult with patient and nursing personnel concerning patient diets and food preferences, and instruct as needed. Enter required/ pertinent information in the patient kardex and keep kardex current.
  • Perform nutritional assessments on assigned floors involving review of patient charts and diagnosis, following established guidelines, as directed by dietician. May assist in development and implementing educational programs for staff and patients. Attend meetings/ conferences with medical, nursing, social service, other allied health professional personnel concerning patient care.
  • Attend in-service and other required meetings. Participate on committees as directed.
  • Enhance professional growth and development through educational; programs, seminars, conferences, etc.
  • Maintain established department policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance, safety, environmental and infection control.
  • Maintain required records, reports, and statistics.
  • Prepare worksheets for cooks for processing diet orders. Supervise the tray line, observing food quality, temperature, portion size, and adhere to menu.

Qualifications

  • High school education or GED.
  • Vocational education in food trades desired.
  • One year of food service experience desired.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills. Numerical and oral skills. Ability to work on schedule. Ability to speak and write effectively.

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