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Dietetic Technician

Description

UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital is seeking a Full-time Dietetic Technician to support the Nutrition department!

This position will work shifts between 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. This will include varying weekdays and every other weekend/holiday. Hours are subject to change based on business needs.

This position will primarily be in the NICU milk lab and will spend the majority of the time mixing milk. 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.

Responsibilities:

  • Serves as a liaison between patient food service and clinical nutrition to optimize patient care and patient satisfaction.
  • 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/interns and new associates.
  • If required, edits menus accurately in accordance with diet order, preferences, age-specific needs, and the Diet Manual guidelines.
  • If required, assume the responsibilities of the Diet Clerk
  • Provide ongoing direct patient care to include nutrition assessment, plans, and evaluating outcomes.
  • Provide appropriate basic nutrition education based upon patient/family learning needs and abilities.
  • Participate in department based quality process improvement activities.
  • 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.
  • Performs nutrition screening of patients and accurately assess nutrition risk levels per established criteria.

 

Qualifications

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

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • For an associate degree, CDR required within 3 months of hire. Completion of 5-10 CEU annually/50 CEU every 5 years.
  • Act 34 with renewal

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

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