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DIETETIC TECHNICIAN

Job Description

Under direction, performs a variety of duties involved in assisting dietitians in diet instruction & nutritional screening and supervising food service employees in preparation and service of food.

Under the supervision of the Supervising Dietitian in the Food and Nutrition Services Department of the Riverside County Regional Medical Center, the Dietetic Technicians act as liaison between nutrition services and the food production system, thereby relieving the dietitians of the routine activities involved in providing nutritional care. Incumbents in this class have direct patient contact when giving discharge diet instructions and interviewing for background information related to nutrition. They also oversee the delivery of food trays to patients and monitor the patients' satisfaction. They may be assigned to administrative food service functions such as supervision of food preparation, food service (tray line or café) and catering.
 EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES: • Reviews patient charts.

• Interprets lab values as related to nutritional status.

• Interviews patients on admission or change in diet prescription in order to obtain diet history and food preferences.

• Charts initial nutritional screening in patient chart; gives diet instruction to patients on normal, restricted sodium, restricted cholesterol and food & drug interactions in preparation for discharge.

• Assists dietitians in instruction of patients on special diets; writes special menus; recommends supplemental feedings & writes enteral formula recipes.

• Supervises the tray line workers preparation of food trays for patients to assure accuracy of diet and proper portioning, appearance and arrangement of food on trays.

• Supervises food service hostesses doing patient meal delivery.

• Solves problems related to nutrition services such as assisting in patient discharge follow-up.

• Conducts normal nutrition classes for expectant parents.

• Tallies calorie intakes for malnourished patients to assure adequate intake; provide input in planning of patient menus.

Job Requirements

Experience: Experience in a food or nutritional environment.

Knowledge of: Nutrition as a basis for health; therapeutic nutrition; body physiology; basic principles, methods and techniques of diet planning, food preparation & presentation; difference in age-specific nutritional care of patients; techniques of interviewing, counseling and teaching; basic supervisory skills.

Ability to: Assess through interview, chart & lab value analysis the nutritional status of a patient; plan menus that meet the nutritional needs of patients within a hospital setting and following discharge; to assist the dietitians in a variety of ways in implementing the nutrition care plan; instruct patients and their families at their level of understanding and age; motivate food service workers to achieve established quality and quantity standards.

License or Certificate: Possession of a valid Certificate of Registration as a dietitian technician as issued by the Registration Commission of the American Dietetic Association following the completion of a 2-year Dietetic Technician degree program at a recognized college and a Food Service Handler's Permit as issued by the County of Riverside Department of Health.
 SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: To Apply:

The County of Riverside is no longer accepting hard-copy resumes.

Please submit your resume via email to [Click Here to Email Your Resumé] or use the online resume builder by visiting this link -

http://www.rc-hr.net/resumebuilder/resume_submit.asp

Contact Human Resources Analyst Betts Poole for more information (951) 486-5532

Position will remain open until filled.

Pre-Employment
All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of both pre-employment physical exam, including a drug/alcohol test, and a criminal background investigation, which involves fingerprinting. (A felony or misdemeanor conviction may disqualify the applicant from County employment.

***New employees hired anytime during the 2009-2010 Fiscal Year into classifications affected by Mandatory Furloughs will be required to participate in the furlough program. Supervisors should contact their Human Resources Services Team for guidance on prorating the furlough amount for new hires.***
 

Read this posting for special application instructions. Unless otherwise stated, use our resume builder to submit your resume, or select 'Apply' on this page. For specific questions regarding this position, contact [Click Here to Email Your Resumé] at 951/486-5532.

All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment physical exam, including a drug/alcohol test, and a criminal background investigation, including fingerprinting. (A felony or misdemeanor conviction may disqualify the applicant from County employment).

Required Probationary Period - As an Approved Local Merit System, the County of Riverside requires all new regular or seasonal employees to serve an initial probationary period, the duration of which is indicated in the applicable Memorandum of Understanding, County Resolution, or Salary Ordinance. Temporary and Per Diem employees serve at the pleasure of the agency/department head.

The County of Riverside is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the County of Riverside to provide employment opportunity for all qualified persons. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, or denial of medical and family care leave, or any other non job-related factor.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS - The County of Riverside is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the applications or selection process may contact the Disability Access Office at (951) 955-5663 or via email at [Click Here to Email Your Resumé]. Individuals with hearing and/or speech impairments may also contact the recruiter for this position through the use of the California Relay Service by dialing 711.

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Health Care
Education Not Specified
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Government - Civil Service
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 21027
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