Appalachian Regional Healthcare

  • DIETETIC TECH-REGISTERED-MARTIN

    Job Locations US-KY-Martin
    Posted Date 4 months ago(6/25/2019 11:21 AM)
    Requisition ID
    2019-12858
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Health Professional
    Community
    ARH Our Lady of the Way
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Department
    Dietary
    Shift
    Day Shift
  • Overview

    The employee assists and supports state licensed, registered Dietitians in the provisions of nutritional care to patients.  Duties include interviewing patients and using pre-established criteria to identify patients/residents at risk; gathering informations from, and documenting in, the medical record; developing nutritional care plans for patients not at nutritional risk; monitoring and assisting in the evaluation of food intake; adjusting meal patterns and nourishments for selected patients about their prescribed diets; and providing individual/group/or community education as assigned for non-complicated clinical patients/residents.

    Special Instructions

    MUST BE CERTIFIED

    Responsibilities

    The primary purpose of this positions is to directly assist Dietitians in providing nutrition education and therapeutic and nutritional care to the Residents.

     

    The major duties include:

    1. assisting the Dietitians with nutritional assessment of patients;
    2. obtaining pertinent data from the patients' medical records and information in the nutrition files;
    3. assessing patients using basic screening screening criteria for malnutrition or other nutritional risks;
    4. participating in weekly unit conferences with health care team staff and investigating problems identified at rounds;
    5. interviewing patients for diet patterns, food preferences and acceptability, food tolerances and allergies;
    6. recording information in nutrition files and notifying the proper person of any issues of immediate concern so needed adjustments to the menus can be made promptly;
    7. conducting patient meal rounds on a weekly basis for assigned units and notifying Dietitian of any significant findings;
    8. receiving menus and nourishment slips from trays of foods not consumed and investigating problems;
    9. providing technical support to the Health Care food service operation; and assisting with the teaching of nutrition to Residents.

    Physical Requirements:

    Physical requirements necessary to perform these duties routinely include:

    1. Standing for prolonged periods
    2. Considerable walking
    3. Bending
    4. Lifting/pulling/pushing of objects between 10 to 20 pounds frequently
    5. Lifting/pulling/pushing of objects between 20-100+ pounds less Frequently

    Qualifications

    At least 6 months to one year in general foods systems administration in combination with 6 months of direct clinical patient/resident experience are required for tis position (ADA experience blocks required to become a Diet Technician will meet his qualification- however, additional experience is is desirable)

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