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Dietetic Tech

Company: TalentBurst
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description
Provides nutrition care services for patients/clients to address prevention and treatment of acute and chronic diseases and conditions and the promotion of overall health and wellness in conjunction with the registered dietitian nutritionist. Participates in enteral feeding preparation by adhering to aseptic technique when producing specialty formula and human milk mixtures for patient consumption. Adheres to standards of food safety and sanitation, best practices for formula and human milk preparation in a hospital setting, regulatory standards, departmental and hospital policies and procedures in the execution of assigned duties.
Essential Functions
--- Patient Care
--- Completes nutrition assessments of patients within scope of practice of Dietetic Technician-Registered based on screening and documentation guidelines.
--- Implements and monitors nutritional interventions assigned by the RDN to meet the nutritional needs of patients
--- Estimates nutritional intakes of patients. Calculates and documents calorie counts as requested. Assists RDs with data collection as needed.
--- Identifies patients in need of in-depth assessment by RD and transfers care appropriately.
--- Instructs patients (and/or families, as appropriate) on restricted/special diets or special formulas. Refers for outpatient follow-up as necessary.
--- Is knowledgeable regarding nutritional content, sources, and use of commercial supplements, tube feeding, infant formula, and feeding modulars (fat, protein, carbohydrate, vitamins, and minerals).
--- Inputs data from outpatient diet records on computer for analysis to be completed by outpatient dietitian. Maintain updates and enter new items in Food Processor.
--- Provides nutrition and lactation education including assembly, cleaning and maintenance of breast pump equipment.
--- Enteral Feeding Production
--- Prepares, portions, delivers patient enteral feeding orders accurately and timely.
--- Knowledgeable about human milk, formulas and additives used in infant, pediatric and adult patients.
--- Practices with a questioning attitude and escalates concerns, issues or discrepancies regarding enteral feeding orders, faulty equipment and unsafe working conditions appropriately.
--- Adheres to applicable regulations, safety and infection prevention & control standards that govern enteral feeding production operations.
--- Assists in the development of educational materials and other projects.
--- Provides education with regard to nutrition and lactation.
--- Participates in site specific education events as requested
--- Business Functions
--- Maintains friendly, efficient demeanor and models Values and Service Standards.
--- Participates in ongoing quality assurance and performance improvement activities as requested.
--- Maintains productivity, screening and other documentation of activities as requested.
--- Product inventory and management.
--- Participates in training other employees as requested.
--- Maintains confidentiality of patient information.
--- Professional Development/Leadership
--- Collaborates and communicates with other members of the healthcare team
Participates in any department staff meetings and education programs as requested.
--- Maintains competence and professional development. Maintains registration as required. Uses reference materials, trends in dietetics, enteral feeding best practice guidelines and research to enhance clinical knowledge.
--- Performs other duties as requested."
--- Skills
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing to patients and families, public, medical staff and physicians.
Must be able to read English with understanding and write English legibly.
Basic knowledge and application of medical nutrition therapy in pediatric patients.
Basic knowledge of nutrient analysis, word processing, and spreadsheet software.
Competence in nutritional content, sources and use of commercial supplements, tube feedings, human milk, infant formulas and feeding
modulars (fat, protein, carbohydrate, vitamins and minerals).
Ability to perform increasingly complex mathematical calculations such as fractions, percentages, ratios, proportions and metric measures.
Computer proficiency required
Associate's Degree Nutrition or health related field Required
Bachelor's Degree Preferred
Work Experience
Prior work experience in a hospital setting or WIC program
Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations
Nutrition and Dietetic Technician-Registered (NDTR) Commission on Dietetic Registration within 6 months Required

Keywords: TalentBurst, Philadelphia , Dietetic Tech, Other , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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