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Dietetic Technician

Reference Number: RKPADT24255

Dietetic Technician
experience  Not Disclosed
location  Philadelphia, PA
duration  6.0 Months
salary  Not Disclosed
jobtype  Not Disclosed
Industry  Healthcare
Job Description

Description :


Provides nutrition care services for patients/clients to address prevention and treatment of acute and chronic diseases and conditions and the promotion of overall health and wellness in conjunction with the registered dietitian nutritionist and other providers of direct patient care. Participates in enteral feeding preparation by adhering to aseptic technique when producing specialty formula and human milk mixtures for patient consumption.
Adheres to standards of food safety and sanitation, best practices for formula and human milk preparation in a hospital setting, regulatory standards, departmental and hospital policies and procedures in the execution of assigned duties.


Essential Functions

Patient Care
Completes nutrition assessments of patients within scope of practice of Dietetic Technician-Registered based on screening and documentation guidelines.
Implements and monitors nutritional interventions assigned by the RDN to meet the nutritional needs of patients
Estimates nutritional intakes of patients. Calculates and documents calorie counts as requested. Assists RDs with data collection as needed.
Identifies patients in need of in-depth assessment by RD and transfers care appropriately.
Instructs patients (and/or families, as appropriate) on restricted/special diets or special formulas. Refers for outpatient follow-up as necessary.
Is knowledgeable regarding nutritional content, sources, and use of commercial supplements, tube feeding, infant formula, and feeding modulars (fat, protein, carbohydrate, vitamins, and minerals).
Inputs data from outpatient diet records on computer for analysis to be completed by outpatient dietitian. Maintain updates and enter new items in Food Processor.
Provides education with regard to nutrition and lactation including but not limited to assembly, cleaning and maintenance of breast pump equipment, special diet education, formula/modified human milk education.
Enteral Feeding Production and Human Milk Management
Prepares, portions, delivers patient enteral feeding orders accurately and timely.
Knowledgeable about human milk, formulas and additives used in infant, pediatric and adult patients.
Practices with a questioning attitude and escalates concerns, issues or discrepancies regarding enteral feeding orders, faulty equipment and unsafe working conditions appropriately.

Essential Functions

Provides education with regard to nutrition and lactation, assists in developing education and other projects.
Participates in maintenance of human milk inventory. Assists with human milk shipment and safe disposal as needed and adheres to standards with regard to transport and shipment of human milk.
Adheres to applicable regulations, safety and infection prevention & control standards that govern enteral feeding production operations.

Business Functions

Maintains friendly, efficient demeanor and models Client CARE Values and Service Standards.
Participates in ongoing quality assurance and performance improvement activities as requested.
Maintains productivity, screening and other documentation of activities as requested.
Participates in training other employees as requested.
Maintains confidentiality of patient information.
Professional Development/Leadership
Collaborates and communicates with other members of the healthcare team
Participates in any department staff meetings and education programs as requested.
Maintains competence and professional development. Maintains registration as required.
Uses reference materials, trends in dietetics, enteral feeding best practice guidelines and research to enhance clinical knowledge.
Performs other duties as requested.



Education Level Field of Study Required/ Preferred

Associate's Degree Nutrition or related program by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Required
Bachelor's Degree by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Preferred

Work Experience :

Prior work experience in a hospital setting or WIC program --Preferred

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations:

Dietetic Technician-Registered (DTR) Commission on Dietetic Registration within --9 months ---Required and
Certified Lactation Consultant (CLC) ALPP ----Preferred
Serv Safe Certification (SSC) ServSafe ----Preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Skills Required/ Preferred

Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing to patients and families, public, medical staff and physicians. Required
Must be able to read English with understanding and write English legibly. Required.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Skills Required/ Preferred

Basic knowledge and application of medical nutrition therapy in pediatric patients. ---Required
Basic knowledge of nutrient analysis, word processing, and spreadsheet software. ---Required
Competence in nutritional content, sources and use of commercial supplements, tube feedings, human milk, infant formulas and feeding modulars (fat, protein, carbohydrate, vitamins and minerals). ---Required
Ability to perform increasingly complex mathematical calculations such as fractions, percentages, ratios, proportions and metric measures. ---Required
Computer proficiency required. ---Required


Work week & start time of work week: Sunday – Saturday
This role requires variable shifts – including holidays, weekdays, and weekends (day and night shifts). Workers will be provided with schedules biweekly.
Training for the first 3 days is mandatory and fulltime (8:30-5). After orientation, - 90 days, workers will shadow across all shifts. There is no flexibility in this requirement.
Pt min of 20 hrs/ wk.
1st 3 months are ft then pivot to the pt.


8:30AM – 5:00PM
9:00AM – 5:30PM
10:30AM – 7:00PM
3:00PM – 11:30PM
VIVA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants have an equal opportunity for placement, and all employees have an equal opportunity to develop on the job. This means that VIVA will not discriminate against any employee or qualified applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status

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