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.
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:
Physical requirements necessary to perform these duties routinely include:
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)