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Diet Technician

Company: Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Location: Hartford
Posted on: April 21, 2017

Job Description:

Assists the dietitian in the nutritional care of pediatric patients, including nutrition screening, implementation of diet orders including infant formulas and coordinates accurate record keeping. ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES SCREENS: Screens all admitted patients for nutritional risk and charts into medical record. Provides tracking system for high risk nutrition patients. EDUCATES Teaches families about special diets. Oversees growth policies. Documents education in educational tool and care plan. Conducts in-services for PCAs, kitchen staff and cooks related to diets and nutritional care. Helps in identifying the need for nutrition education materials and in developing the materials. Assists in training new diet technicians and diet assistants. ASSISTS Check special diet trays before they are delivered to patients. Assists the dietitian and health care team in planning, implementing and evaluating nutritional care by collecting data for assessment. Participates in meal rounds to assess appropriateness of diet (e.g. texture, ability to swallow, age appropriateness of food). Checks on acceptance of supplements. Communicates feeding status to dietitian (RD). Completes computer Nutrition analysis for inpatients and outpatients. Documents in medical record. CQI Assists in quality improvement activities, especially as it relates to the quality of the food service and formula recipes. Generates quality improvement reports. Participates in quality improvement meetings with Food Services. Conducts test trays. CONTINUING EDUCATION Maintains professional expertise through involvement in professional organizations and continuing education programs. Encourage team members to adhere to professional standards and to expand competencies. Demonstrates knowledge of the age-related differences and needs of patients in appropriate, specific populations from neonate through adolescence and applies them to practice. Demonstrates support for the mission, values and goals of the organization through behaviors that are consistent with the CCMC STANDARDS. B.S. Degree in Nutrition or A.S. Degree in a Dietetic Technology Program Required. 1 year experience. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Keywords: Connecticut Children's Medical Center, New England, Diet Technician, Healthcare, Hartford, Northeast

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