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Therapeutic Diet Technician (DT) 

Category Healthcare Professional Opportunities  
Req Number HEA-24-00023  
Open Date 2/6/2024  
Number of Openings 1  
Department Inpatient Rehab & Complex Continuing Care Service 

Work type Regular Full-time 

Grade None Specified 

FTE 1.0 

Posting Close Date 02/16/2024 

Description

Join us in building a world of possibility! Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is Canada’s largest pediatric rehabilitation hospital, and a top 40 Canadian research hospital. Serving over 8,500 families annually in both inpatient and outpatient programs and services, Holland Bloorview is renowned for its expertise in partnering with clients and families to provide exceptional care and is the only organization to ever achieve 100 per cent in three successive quality surveys by Accreditation Canada.

Holland Bloorview’s vision is to support the most meaningful and healthy futures for all children, youth and families. We are an academic hospital, fully affiliated with the University of Toronto. All clinical staff are expected to contribute to the academic agenda through one or more of the following activities: supervising students, teaching, academic service, scholarship and research.

Holland Bloorview has won numerous awards including Greater Toronto's Top Employers, Canada's Top Employers for Young People and Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures. We offer an inspiring, inclusive, innovative, and collaborative work environment with competitive compensation and benefit packages and programs that support ongoing learning and professional growth.

The Position:

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital has a full-time opportunity for a Therapeutic Diet Technician (DT), who under the supervision of a Registered Dietitian will be responsible for interacting with clients regarding food preferences, menu selection, the development of individual dietary plans, ensuring clients’ special or therapeutic diets are addressed. The position is split role between inpatient rehabilitation and complex continuing care and the food service department. They will report to the Clinical Operations Manager of Clinical Nutrition and the Director of Food Services.

The position's regular work hours are Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4 pm. Weekend coverage may be required based on operational need.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Liaison between inpatient rehabilitation and complex continuing care and Food Services.
  • Consults with the dietitian and healthcare team regarding nutritional goals for clients.
  • Modify/monitor meals in accordance with diets and changes in health status, as recommended and monitored by the dietitian or physician.
  • Conduct audits to ensure accuracy of diet orders, preference lists, and meals tickets and communicate any discrepancies to the production team.
  • Observe changes in eating habits and bring any changes or concerns to the attention of the dietitian.
  • Communicates necessary client dietary orders to Food Services, including enteral feeds/formula recipes.
  • Responsible for formulary room, inventory of nutrition products, and production of recipes for tube feeds/infant formulas.
  • Documents relevant information and interventions in the client’s medical record.
  • Participates in departmental monthly meetings, quality assurance projects, and collaborates with quality and service improvement initiatives.
  • Complies with workload measurement statistic entry.
  • Other clinical duties as required or delegated by the dietitian or Food Service.

Qualifications: 

  • 2-year college program in food and nutrition management or 4-year university degree in food and nutrition or equivalent.
  • Member of Canadian Society of Nutrition Management (‘CSNM’) required.
  • Completion of the Advanced Food Handler’s certification required.
  • Previous experience working with a paediatric population and children with disabilities would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of Meditech software would be an asset.
  • Experience in diet modification and client/patient education would be an asset.
  • Intermediate computer skills and the ability to work with Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good organizational and analytical skills.
  • Effective interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate with clients and families and interprofessional team members.

The Therapeutic Dietetic Technician (DT) employs strategies and through collaboration with others, works to achieve common goals by effectively sharing and applying knowledge and skills in food, nutrition, dietetics, and food services management. The DT demonstrates excellent communication and customer service skills and the ability to work closely with the dietitian and other healthcare professionals.

 
About the Organization Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital creates a world of possibility by supporting children and youth with disabilities, medical complexity, illness and injury. All of our work is guided by our strategic plan, Transformative Care, Inclusive World: Holland Bloorview 2030. The plan: https://strategicplan.hollandbloorview.ca/

To get a glimpse as to who Holland Bloorview is, we invite you to watch the Dear Everybody, This is Holland Bloorview video. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbp-WhflXXo&feature=youtu.be

Holland Bloorview is committed to fostering a climate of inclusion, diversity, equity accessibility, and anti-racism (IDEAA). This commitment is central to, and mutually supportive of, our research excellence mandate. We welcome and respect the diversity of all members of our community and we seek to create an inclusive culture for our clients, families, research scientists, staff, participants, trainees, volunteers, trustees, and partners. To help in our journey towards fully reflecting the communities we partner with, we welcome and encourage applications from Black individuals and other racialized persons, Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities, LGBTQI2SA+ persons, and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas within our community. Holland Bloorview is committed to fair assessment of a candidate's abilities, and consideration for diversity of thought, method, and experience, including non-traditional career paths.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, accommodation will be provided throughout the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Please notify us of any accommodations that you require by contacting humanresources@hollandbloorview.ca or 416-425-6220.  

This position is currently not accepting applications.

To search for an open position, please go to http://hollandbloorview.appone.com



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