Job Description

Job Title: Dietetic Technician
Job ID: 723686
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Flex
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility:
Department: Magee - Nutritional Services
Location: 300 Halket St, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Description

Purpose:
Participates as a member of the multidisciplinary Patient Care Team to provide nutrition related expertise and education to meet the needs of a diverse patient population.  This position will be primarily a milk technician in the breast milk lab, located in the NICU of the hospital.  This position will need to be available for 7 day coverage, as well as every other weekend.  

Responsibilities:
  • Appropriately addresses food and nutrition service issues and effectively resolves in a timely manner; anticipates service problems and proactively seeks to implement effective solutions.
  • Assists with the education, mentoring, and training of dietetic students/intern and new associates.
  • If required, assume the responsibilities of the Diet Clerk
  • If required, edits menus accurately in accordance to diet order, preferences, age specific needs, and the Diet Manual guidelines.
  • Participate in department based Quality Process Improvement activities.
  • Performs nutrition screening of patients and accurately assess nutrition risk levels per established criteria.
  • Plans menus and nourishments with patients to meet individual nutrition care needs in accordance with diet order, patient preferences, and allergies/intolerances, keeping patient satisfaction as a priority.
  • Provide appropriate basic nutrition education based upon patient/family learning needs and abilities.
  • Provide ongoing direct patient care to include nutrition assessment, plans and evaluating outcomes.
  • Serves as a liaison between patient food service and clinical nutrition to optimize patient care and patient satisfaction.

Qualifications

  • Associate degree in dietetics with internship or BS in Nutrition/Dietetics (must have completed a degree in the dietetics tract). 
  • One year health care experience preferred including experience as warranted by the type of patient care to be delivered.
  • Skills Analytical skills to assess, plan and evaluate outcomes. Interpersonal skills to effectively interact with a diverse population and collaborate in a team environment Strong knowledge base of diet and related medical nutrition therapies. Sound nutrition education and counseling skills.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
For associate degree, CDR required within 3 months of hire. Completion of 5-10 CEU annually/50 CEU every 5 years.

  • Act 31 Clearance
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $14.82 to $22.86

Union Position: No

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