Dietetic Technician

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Job Summary:
Under the direction of the Clinical Dietitian, the Dietetic Technician is responsible for the nutritional care of all infant through geriatric inpatients with low to moderate nutritional risk. Duties include nutritional assessment, care plan development and implementation, menu selection assistance, checking trayline for accuracy and nutrition counseling. The incumbent performs duties and tasks in accordance with performance standards established for the job. The incumbent may have access to highly confidential patient, employee and/or Mercy proprietary information, and must handle & protect the information in accordance with hospital & system policies, HIPAA requirements and the highest level of ethical standards. The incumbent is responsible for reporting all security events, potential events, or other security risks to the organization. The incumbent is responsible for participation in and completion of all patient safety initiatives appropriate to the position, and conducts all job responsibilities according to the Mission and Values of Mercy Hospital.
Education and experience enabling State of Maine licensure as a Dietetic Technician.
One (1) year or more of clinical experience preferred. Must have analytical and problem solving skills to evaluate low to moderate risk patients, modify diets according to prescription and perform nutrition assessment. Must have initiative to act independently to follow-up on low risk patient medical status and follow through with appropriate nutrition care with minimal supervision. Excellent interpersonal skills are required for the incumbent to communicate in a positive, encouraging manner with patients and families in detailing care requirements and providing education. The incumbent must deal professionally and effectively with medical staff and coworkers in explaining and guiding the nutrition facet of patient care and resolving problems. Must be highly accountable as the incumbent's work and judgment directly impacts patient care. The incumbent has access to confidential patient information.

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