At UPMC, we are committed to keeping our communities safe and healthy as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds.

Our recruiters will continue to fill positions throughout this time, but interviews and other processes may be modified to protect the safety of our candidates and employees. Thank you for your patience.

For more information about UPMC's response to COVID-19, please visit upmc.com/coronavirus.

Search Our Jobs

   Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct

Dietetic Technician II

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 standard daylight hours, Monday thru Friday and will also include rotating weekend and holiday shifts.

Responsibilities:

  • If required, edits menus accurately in accordance to diet order, preferences, age specific needs, and the Diet Manual guidelines.
  • Assists with the education, mentoring, and training of dietetic students/intern and new associates.
  • Lead one department inservice/initiative/professional contribution through to completion annually with the ability to actively endorse evidence based practice.
  • Performs nutrition screening of patients and accurately assess nutrition risk levels per established criteria.
  • Provide appropriate basic nutrition education based upon patient/family learning needs and abilities.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Provide ongoing direct patient care to include nutrition assessment, plans and evaluating outcomes.
  • Participate in department based Quality Process Improvement activities.
  • If required, assume the responsibilities of the Diet Clerk

 

Qualifications

  • BS in Nutrition/Dietetics (must have completed a degree in the dietetics tract) with 1 year experience or Associate Degree with 3 years clinical nutrition experience as a registered dietetic technician (DTR).
  • 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. Completion of 5-10 CEU annually/50 CEU every 5 years.


UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Total Rewards

More than just competitive pay and benefits, UPMC’s Total Rewards package cares for you in all areas of life — because we believe that you’re at your best when receiving the support you need: professional, personal, financial, and more.

Our Values

At UPMC, we’re driven by shared values that guide our work and keep us accountable to one another. Our Values of Quality & Safety, Dignity & Respect, Caring & Listening, Responsibility & Integrity, Excellence & Innovation play a vital role in creating a cohesive, positive experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. Ready to join us? Apply today.

   Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct