Appalachian Regional Healthcare


    Job Locations US-KY-Martin
    Posted Date 4 months ago(6/25/2019 11:21 AM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Health Professional
    ARH Our Lady of the Way
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    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



    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


    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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