Title

Dietetic Technician 

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
 
About the Organization ProMedica is a mission-based, not-for-profit health and well-being organization headquartered in Toledo, Ohio. It serves communities in 28 states. The organization offers acute and ambulatory care, an insurance company with a dental plan, and post-acute and academic business lines. The organization has more than 45,000 employees, 11 hospitals, 2,100+ physicians and advanced practice providers with privileges, 1,000+ healthcare providers employed by ProMedica Physicians, a health plan, and senior care services.

ProMedica`s senior care division operates 330+ assisted living facilities, skilled nursing centers, memory care communities and hospice, palliative and home health care agencies. Services are provided in 26 states and the majority now operate under the ProMedica brand and Arden Courts. Over the next few months, the rest of our entities under the Heartland and ManorCare names will rebrand to ProMedica.

Driven by its Mission to improve your health and well-being, ProMedica has been nationally recognized for its advocacy programs and efforts to address and lead in social determinants of health, champion healthy aging and cultivate innovative solutions. For more information about ProMedica senior care services, please visit www.promedicaseniorcare.org.  
Specific Job Detail

Job Summary Coordinates nutritional care of patients by completing nutritional assessments, developing and implementing care plans, and documenting dietary information about patients. Refers patients to the Registered/Licensed Dietitian as appropriate. Essential Job Functions Every effort has been made to make your job description as complete as possible. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is a logical assignment to the position. Residents Rights • Knows and respects patient rights • Ensures protected health information is kept confidential • Reports complaints made by patients to supervisor • Reports all allegations of patient abuse, neglect and/or misappropriation of patient property Safety • Uses Standard Precautions as outlined in safety policies and procedures • Observes safety needs of patients as indicated in care plan • Wears and/or uses safety equipment and supplies when indicated and properly trained to use • Demonstrates job-specific knowledge of fire and disaster preparedness during drills or actual situations • Identifies location of MSDS for chemicals used. Is familiar with eye wash station Staff Development • Attends and participates in scheduled in-service training, educational classes and meetings as required by regulatory agencies and company policies • Participates in QAA program • Attends and participates in Circle of Care classes • Maintains registration as required by the Commission of Dietetic Registration when appropriate • Provides in-service training, educational classes, and other opportunities for staff to meet regulations and for educational development Nutritional Assessment Responsibilities • Provides nutritional care within scope of practice under the direction of a registered dietitian • Develops and utilizes a referral system for the registered dietitian for patients at nutritional risk • Uses HCR ManorCare forms and guidelines for nutritional care of patients in the Dietary Procedures Manual - Clinical Nutrition Guidelines • Ensures physician's orders are followed making recommendations for changes as needed • Completes nutritional assessments, MDSs, RAPs and care plans using electronic systems • Provides routine and change of condition progress notes in the patients' medical records • Participates with health care team concerning patients' plan of care during care conferences • Checks patients' progress toward meeting nutritional goals and determines effectiveness of nutritional care plan; documents outcome in progress notes and adjusts care plans as needed • Visits patients regarding menus, food service, food preferences and nutritional care • Uses and keeps current company electronic systems for patient dietary information • Promotes and assists in implementation of liberalized diets • Reviews weight records routinely and communicates variances to registered dietitian and interdisciplinary team

Nutritional Assessment Responsibilities, continued • Communicates patient nutrition information using 24-hour Clinical Report, Eagle Room, SBAR tools and other center communication systems • Adheres to HCR ManorCare 'Documentation Guidelines for the Clinical Record' • Participates in Quality of Life programs • Ensures compliance with nutritional standards, government regulations, and center policies and procedures • Uses sound professional judgment and standards of professional practice at all times; brings to the center information on current research and trends in the profession Systems Responsibilities • Maintains and uses electronic system for dietary information and tray ticket printing • Utilizes PCC and other center electronic systems appropriately Communication Responsibilities • Communicates with the registered dietitian, nursing service, dietary personnel and other disciplines concerning patient nutritional care. • Submits required reports to administrator as requested • Conducts periodic staff meetings Food Safety • Follows guidelines for food safety in the HCR ManorCare Dietary Procedures Manual - Food Service Management, HACCP, state and federal codes and regulations • Provides oversight in the maintenance of standards for safe food handling following center policies and procedures, local and state food codes and state and federal regulations • Maintains required local or state food safety credentials where appropriate • Coordinates with food service director and registered dietitian to conduct safe food handling training of dietary staff • Performs regular audits of dietary services to ensure safe food handling Meal Services/Menus Responsibilities • Promotes customer service and patient enjoyment of meals and dining • Advocates for patients to honor their choices in food and dining • Works with food service director to coordinates dining room service and meals served in patient rooms • Performs quality audits of meals and tray lines to ensure attractive, palatable foods are served at the correct temperatures • Makes meal rounds to observe meal service and solicit patient input concerning food and dining • Insures the correct processing of diet order changes and new diet orders from nursing service • Works with food service director to ensure that patients receive correct diets and that food preferences are honored • Adjusts menus for patient/regional preferences; approves the use of nutritionally equivalent substitutes when required • Writes menus for non-standard diets Administrative Responsibilities • Coordinates work with other departments • Attends and participates in staff meetings, departmental head meetings, and other center meetings and sits on required committees • Assists in developing and updating departmental procedures and policies • Follows HCR ManorCare policy and procedure manuals and programs • Uses HCR ManorCare forms • Performs any miscellaneous work assignments as may be required Education • Associates degree in diet technology with clinical emphasis or Bachelors degree in nutrition and dietetics • Registration with the American Dietetic Association Commission on Dietetic Registration is desirable Experience • At least two years experience in long term care, preferred Employee Name: _______________________ 8/02; Rev. 9/02; 2/08 Dietetic Technician Page 3 of 3 Physical Demands • Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Talking, hearing, depth perception, and accommodation of visual focus. Travel • N/A Working Conditions • Inside. Principal Contacts • Dietary staff, patients, families, nursing staff, and department heads. General Requirements Must be able to execute the terms and conditions set forth in the HCR ManorCare Employee Handbook, including, but not limited to: a. Works in a safety-conscious manner, which ensures that safe work practices are used in order not to pose a risk to self or others in the workplace. Reports any safety violations or hazards to supervisor b. Complies with company policies and procedures and local, state, and federal regulations c. Adheres to policy on Drug-Free Workplace d. Interacts in a tactful, diplomatic, and humanistic manner with patients, families, visitors, and co-workers to provide a safe, efficient, and therapeutically effective caring environment which ensures the self-respect, personal dignity, rights and physical safety of each patient and facility guest e. Maintains a dependable attendance record and adheres to standards of cleanliness, grooming, hygiene, and dress code. f. Takes positive action to ensure equal opportunity in the conduct of all business activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex/gender, age, national origin, disability, citizenship, veteran status or any other legally protected category. I have read/reviewed the job description for the position of Dietetic Technician, acknowledge that all items are essential to the job, understand what the job demands, and agree that I am able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

 

Sign-on Bonus None Specified 

Description

HCR ManorCare provides a range of services, including skilled nursing care, assisted living, post-acute medical and rehabilitation care, hospice care, home health care and rehabilitation therapy. Coordinates nutritional care of residents by completing nutritional assessments, developing and implemeting care plans, and documenting dietary information about residents. In return for your expertise, you'll enjoy excellent training, industry-leading benefits and unlimited opportunities to learn and grow. Be a part of the team leading the nation in healthcare.

 
Educational Requirements Associates degree in Diet Technology with clinical emphasis or Bachelor's degree in nutrition and dietetics. Registration with the Amercian Dietetic Association desirable.  
Position Requirements One to two years in related dietary capacity.  
Location 387 - ManorCare Health Services - Fountain Valley, California  

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