Diet Technician Full Time Days Zephyrhills at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 9/14/2021

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Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
    Full-Time
  • Date Posted:
    9/14/2021
  • Job ID:
    21022391
  • Job Family
    Nutritional Services
  • Shift
    1 - Day

Job Description


Description

Diet Technician AdventHealth Zephyrhills

Location Address: 7050 Gall Boulevard Zephyrhills, Florida 33541

Top Reasons to Work at AdventHealth Zephyrhills

  • FH Zeph/Dade City Named One of America’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care, Orthopedics, Stroke Centers and Patient Safety three years in a row “2017-2019” by the Women’s Choice Award
  • Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade A Spring/Fall 2018
  • One of only 35 Hospitals Nationally Named as a Top General Hospital by The Leapfrog Group
  • Four Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures in 2019 by Health grades
  • First in Florida to earn Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee by The Joint Commission

Work Hours/Shift:

Full Time/Days

You Will Be Responsible For:

  • Assists Dietitian in collecting nutritionally relevant patient data to perform nutritional screening and preliminary nutritional risk evaluation
  • Screens for urgency of a nutritional assessment, care plan, and intervention that is performed by a Registered Dietitian.  Interviews patients to obtain food preferences and diet or weight history. Determines whether the patient/resident may require a nutritional assessment which is performed by a Registered Dietitian.
  • Provides nutritional education for patient and their families involving principles of special therapeutic diets; reviews current dietary practices of patient and their families; evaluates patient understanding and expected level of compliance; makes recommendations for follow up education.
  • Assists Dietitian in implementing patient nutritional preferences and monitor care plans; retrieves clinical information; generates reports and performs other duties utilizing computerized systems.
  • Assists Dietitian in performing nutritional analysis; calculates and analyzes patient food and fluid intake (Calorie Counts)
  • Collects pertinent clinical data from patient medical records in order to accurately identify current nutrition problems; utilizes approved, institution specific documentation standards to chart pertinent nutritional information into patient medical record.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned-Meal Rounds.  Demonstrates dependability, to include attendance and punctuality.
  • Attends all mandatory in-services and staff meetings. Meets and maintains current all certifications/licensures, as required.

Qualifications

What you will need:

  • A Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR) must complete associate’s degree in Nutrition/Dietetics. Approved internship.
  • Experience applying customer service behaviors and communication skills required.

  • Certified as a Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR) by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)

  • Minimum of one (1) year hospital experience preferred, registration-eligible acceptable for generalist position.

Job Summary:

The Dietetic Technician provide clinical assistance to the Registered Dietitian. Under the supervision of an RD, the DTR responsibilities include assisting the Dietitian with clinical nutrition care for patients; collecting basic nutritionally relevant data to identify patients nutritional risk level. Providing nutrition education and counseling for patients and their families; collecting clinical data from patient medical records; collecting and implementing food and nutrition preferences; retrieving and assessing patient nutritional information from computerized medical records.


This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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