Dietetic Technician

US-NY-New York
2 weeks ago
Job ID
2017-10844
# Positions
1
ArchCare at Mary Manning Walsh Home
Experience (Years)
4
Category
Food and Nutrition Service
Work Days Per Week
5
Shift
D
Shift Start Time
8am
Shift End Time
4pm
Type
Full-Time
# Hours
37.5

Overview

ArchCare, the Continuing Care Community of the Archdiocese of New York, provides top-quality healthcare and other services to thousands of people each day through an ever-expanding array of home- and community-based and residential care programs. We offer: 

  • Long-term nursing home care and short-term rehabilitation
  • Nursing home alternatives that keep seniors healthy, safe and independent    
  • Healthcare plans that coordinate members’ every healthcare need
  • Home health services for infants, children and adults
  • Family-centered hospice and end-of-life care
  • Specialized programs for people with exceptional care needs, including Huntington’s Disease, HIV/AIDS and developmental disabilities

As one of the largest and most dynamic Catholic health systems in the nation, ArchCare caters not just to the physical health of those we serve, but to their emotional and spiritual well-being, too. Helping families understand their healthcare options and cope with the challenge of making sure their loved one is well cared for is just as important to us. 

Join the ArchCare Team

Our team of dedicated Care Members are shaping the health care landscape of today and tomorrow.

Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Clinical Nutrition Manager, responsible for patient contact, nutrition care, patient menu management, data collection, nutrition screening, diet menu and spreads as per Geri Menu (C-Board system) and communication of patient needs.

  • Distributes and collect menus, as assigned, in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Plans regular and modified menus based on current diet manual.
  • Assists patients in completing menu selections in compliance with prescribed diet, as assigned by dietitian.
  • Offers alternatives to menu as allowed on prescribed diet in accordance with food allergies or sensitivities, cultural, ethnic and religious preferences, when patient inquires or needs additional selections.
  • Provides basic nutrition education to patients.
  • Documents nutrition care provided to patients in the medical record, under the direction of the Registered Dietitian.
  • Prepares list report of supplements, tube feedings, and enteral formula in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Complies with regulatory agency standards, including federal, state and JCAHO.
  • Adheres to facility confidentiality, HIPAA regulations, and patient rights policies
  • Completes all required documentation, reports and logs in a timely, professional and thorough manner.

  • Communicates effectively with all team members, patients and families through conferences, individual consultation and committee participation. This includes telephone, written, and electronic communication as needed

  • Communicates to department patient care and food service issues.

  • Follows facility and department infection control policies and procedures.

  • Participates in facility-wide and department Performance Improvement

  • Program and on Performance Improvement teams to improve processes and patient care.

  • Participates and attends departmental meetings, staff development, and professional programs, as appropriate.

  • Visits patients on an assigned nursing unit or area and helps ensure that every patient is visited by a member of the management or professional team at least once during their hospital stay.

  • Contributes to stated patient satisfaction goals by providing quality service.

  • Reads and complies with all policies and procedures of facility, TouchPoint and Compass as appropriate.

  • Follows all security procedures for facility and department.

  • Follows facility, department, TouchPoint and Compass safety policies and procedures to include incident reporting.

  • Wears name tag identification and is aware of role in minimizing security incidents

  • Follows the facility’s protocols for Hazardous Materials and Waste Program.

  • Adheres to Emergency Preparedness Program and participates in disaster drills as appropriate.

  • Adheres to Life Safety Program and participates in fire drills as appropriate.

  • Responds to utility failures per department policy.

  • Projects and practices consistent ownership attributes, which provide a high level of customer service at all points of contact

 

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before customers or associates of facility.

 

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

 

C-Board or Geri-menu software extensive knowledge

 

Registered Dietetic Technician (Commission on Dietetic Registration) if candidate posseses an associate degree. If a candidate posssess a B.S. degree in Nutrition or Dietetics, does not have to be registered.

 

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

 

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