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Dietetic Technician

  • Job ID: 220001HR
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Shadyside
  • Department: Clinical Nutrition
  • Location: 5230 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15232
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $16.36 to $25.72 / hour

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.

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 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 within 6 months of hire. Completion of 5-10 CEU annually/50 CEU every 5 years.
 

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  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

 

Must be able to work M-F daylight, rotating weekends/holidays

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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