Diet Technician

Job Description

 
  • Responsible for patient/Inmate contact, nutrition care, data collection, nutrition screening, and communication of patient/Inmate needs
  • Maintains files and information on inmate nutrition status/care; prepares monthly diet summary and nutrition care report to be submitted to Dietary Operations Manager
  • Participates in planning, implementation and coordination of nutrition education classes for inmates and staff and assists in the development of nutrition education materials and activities
  • Adheres to facility confidentiality, HIPAA regulations, patient rights policies, regulatory agency standards, including federal, state, ACA, and State of Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
  • Assists patients/Inmates 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

Requirements

 
  • Excellent organizational and customer service skills
  • Must have skills and knowledge in clinical dietetics
  • Ability to evaluate and assess nutritional status and identify nutritional problems and potential problems
  • Ability to develop appropriate plans to address nutritional issues in a correctional setting


Education/Experience

  • Bachelor degree (B.S.) from four-year college or university in Nutrition or Dietetics; or Associate degree (A. A.) in Dietetic Technology (following The Commission on Dietetic Registration curriculum) and registered
  • Registered Dietetic Technician (Commission on Dietetic Registration) if has an associate degree. If has a B.S. degree in Nutrition or Dietetics, does not have to be registered
  • At least two (2) years’ experience in clinical dietetics
  • Experience in food service administration is strongly preferred

 

MUST BE ABLE TO SUCCESSFULLY PASS A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK AND DRUG SCREEN

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