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Dietetic Technician II

Description

UPMC Shadyside is seeking a casual Dietetic Technician to support the Nutrition Department.  Nutrition graduate students will be considered!  Applicants will be placed in the appropriate job title and salary based on their individual experience and education.

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:

 

  • 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 environmentStrong 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.
 

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COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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