Do you have experience and an interest in the nutritional well-being of our patients?
This is an on-call, non-benefited position working approximately 4-16 hours per week. The nutrition technician is the customer service liaison between our patients and our registered dietitians who ensure that our patients are receiving the appropriate clinical nutrition care during their stay.
This role requires a Certified Dietary Manager (CDM), Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR) or a Registered Dietician (RD) at time of hire or within two years of hire. The position works a rotation of days, PMs and weekends.
The Nutrition Technician is the customer service liaison for patient meal ordering within the hospital. They collaborate with Registered Dietitians and members of the health care team to provide clinical nutrition care for low to moderate nutritional risk patients.
Responsible for taking meal order calls from patients and guiding them through the ordering process.
Responsible for entering of patient specific meal orders including dietary restrictions into the Foodservice computer program.
Participates in the nutrition risk screening and monitoring of hospitalized patients according to departmental and organizational guidelines by obtaining, verifying, and documenting relevant data and information for support of nutrition assessment under the supervision of the registered dietitian (RD).
Provides basic nutrition education for low risk patients as assigned by the registered dietitian (RD).
Works as a part of an interdisciplinary team in achieving and implementing departmental and organizational goals.
Participates in quality improvement activities, contributes ideas and demonstrates a commitment to make improvements in the quality of services provided by Gundersen Health System.
Performs other job-related responsibilities as requested.
|Scope of the Job|
|Age Specific Population Served||Geriatric (65 years & older)
Pediatric (1 - 12 years)
Adolescent (13 - 17 years)
Adult (18 - 64 years)
|OSHA Category||Category III - No employees in this job title have a reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious materials.|
|Education and Experience:|
|Required||High School Diploma or equivalency
|Required||No experience required.|
|Desired||1 year of health care experience.|
|Computer Systems/Software/Applications||basic computer skills|
|Communication||understand written and oral instructions|
|Communication||written and oral communication skills|
|Communication||demonstrate effective customer service to internal and external customers|
|License and Certifications|
|Required||Registered Dietetic Technician (DTR) or
Registered as a Dietitian with Commission on Dietetic Registration (RD) or
Certified Dietary Manager (CDM) within 2 years of employment
|Physical Requirements/Demands of the Position|
|Sitting||Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)|
|Static Standing||Continually (67-100% or 8 hours)|
|Walking/Standing||Continually (67-100% or 8 hours)
|Stooping/Bending||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
|Squatting||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
|Kneeling/Half Kneel||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
|Climbing Stair||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
|Reaching - Shoulder Level||Continually (67-100% or 8 hours)
|Reaching - Below Shoulder||Continually (67-100% or 8 hours)
|Reaching - Above Shoulder||Continually (67-100% or 8 hours)
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|Repetitive Actions - Fine Manipulation||Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)|
|Balance - Right Leg|
|Balance - Left Leg|
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|Not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (as in typical office or administrative work).
|Nutrition Technician (on-call)|
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