Emory

  • Dietetic Technician

    Division
    Emory Univ Hospital
    Campus Location
    Atlanta, GA, 30322
    Campus Location
    US-GA-Atlanta
    Department
    EUH Food & Nutrition
    Job Type
    PRN / Registry
    Job Number
    21874
    Job Category
    Food Services & Dietetics
    Schedule
    8a-4:30p
    Standard Hours
    4 Hours
  • Description

    JOB DESCRIPTION: Under the direction of the Clinical Dietitian, provides nutrition screening of inpatients and provides Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) as necessary and/or appropriate or refers patient to clinical dietitian. Provides MNT for patients with length of stay of 7 days. Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) includes assessment, nutrition diagnosis, and intervention recommendations to manage patient care. Provides basic nutrition education for inpatients and outpatients as appropriate. Consults with physicians and health care personnel to develop a nutrition plan using the Nutrition Care Process for optimum outcome. Documents care process in the medical record. Completes initial assessments, nutrition consults and follow ups per policy and as appropriate. Nutrition screening of inpatients: Screens inpatients for nutrition risk. Communicates with clinical dietitian if patient requires full nutrition assessment from a registered dietitian. Medical Nutrition Therapy: Provides nutrition assessment, follow up, and/or education for patients based on length of stay or condition. Communication with interdisciplinary team: Communicates effectively with clinical dietitians and all members of the healthcare team to provide patient centered care. Calorie count documentation: Assesses patient calorie count data and provides recommendations.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: An Associates or Bachelors degree from an accredited institution with a major in Dietetics or related field. Completion of a Nutrition and Dietetics Technician Program accredited by ACEND. Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) Nutrition and Dietetics Technician, Registered (DTR or NDTR) credential. Maintains competency in adult and geriatric nutrition. Competent in basic computer skills.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

    ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock, Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation, Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

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