Diet Technician - Full Time/Part Time in Lincoln, MA at Benchmark Senior Living

Date Posted: 10/12/2019

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Job Description

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The Dietetic Technician is responsible for the day to day assessment of all aspects of residents at moderate and low nutritional risk.  Collaborates with the registered dietitian and other members of the healthcare team in providing medical nutrition therapy. Provides nutrition care as outlined in the policies and procedures for moderate and low nutritional risk patients. Provides nutrition education to patients and families on appropriate meal selections within dietary restrictions to accomplish resident plan of care.     

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge of food service regulations in applicable state
  • Knowledge of long-term care regulations in applicable state
  • Ability to screen, assess, and educate residents at moderate and low nutritional risk
  • Data entry as needed
  • Duties as assigned
  • Assessment of resident needs related to diets and medical nutrition therapy needs
  • Communication with the Registered Dietitian
  • Communication with the Director of Dining Services
  • Communication with the management team, as needed
  • Screen all new admissions and refer all moderate and high risk residents to the RD.
  • Interview residents and families for food preferences
  • Observe patient food intake and report progress and dietary problems to RD.
  • Sanitation inspections of the kitchen and kitchenettes
  • Review monthly weight loss report with the RD

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS & EDUCATION

This position requires completion of an Associate Degree from an approved American Dietetic Association Dietetic Technician program and be registered within 6 months of employment or have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics, associate degree in related field, CDM or demonstrated equivalent knowledge as typically obtained with 5 years experience within the field. Experience as a Diet Technician in an long term care setting is preferred.

Educational Requirements and Experience:

  • 1-3 years in a long term care setting
  • Education as above