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Dietetic Technician-UPMC Mercy

  • Job ID: 082100774
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 8:00a.m.-4:30p.m.
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Mercy
  • Department: Dietary and Cafeteria
  • Location: 1400 Locust Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $15.88 to $24.98 / hour

Description

UPMC Mercy is hiring a Dietetic Tech for our Pittsburgh, PA location!

Schedule would be Monday - Friday 8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m.

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.

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/intern and new associates.
  • If required, edits menus accurately in accordance to 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 tract).
  • One year health care experience preferred including experience as warranted by the type of patient care to be delivered.
  • SkillsAnalytical 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.
 

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