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Diet Technician

32 hours weekly
Barberton Campus

Functions as a member of interdisciplinary health care team by receiving nutrition related assignments from the registered dietitian. Performs the screening/rescreening of patients throughout their stay in the hospital. Assists the registered dietitian in the assessment, development and instruction of nutritional care plans for patients of any age. Educates patients on menu selections allowed within the diet prescription and maintains and updates diet orders; monitors carbohydrate controlled, renal and other therapeutic diets. Accurately obtains meal orders from patients via phone calls or assisting the patient on the nursing unit with computer. Identifies and educates patients on their prescribed diets during the meal selection. Uses the computer to process orders with consideration for delivery times and peak periods in the kitchen. Communicates with the nursing staff and tray passers regarding any patient food and nutrition needs.

Formal Education Required:
- Associate Degree Program approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Registered Diet Technician, DTR or bachelors degree in Dietetics.
- Maintains a personal professional portfolio of 50 continuing education units in a five year period per the Commission on Dietetic Registration.