• Dietetic Technician

    Job Number
    231439
    Facility
    Banner--Univ Med Ctr Tucson
    Department
    Diabetes Mgt-Hosp
    Address : Location
    US-AZ-Tucson
    Work Schedule
    Varied
    Position Type
    PT: Part-Time
    Posting Category
    Culinary Services / Nutrition
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    Operating a hospital is more than IV bags and trauma rooms. One might be surprised by the number of people – and the hats they wear – who work behind the scenes to make sure a hospital runs smoothly and safely for our patients, visitors and staff. Each one plays a critical role and is part of a team to ensure the best care for our patients.

     

    Banner University Medical Center is looking for a Dietetic Technician who has a special love for helping patients. This is a great position for someone who is continuing with their education in nutritional services.   This is a Part Time position, utilized to cover vacations, weekends and holiday. You will be providing medical nutrition therapy for low risk patients.

     

    Your pay and benefits (Total Rewards) are important components of your Journey at Banner Health. Banner Health offers a variety of benefit plans to help you and your family. We provide health and financial security options so you can focus on being the best at what you do and enjoying your life.

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    About Banner - University Medical Center Tucson
    Banner - University Medical Center Tucson is nationally recognized for providing exceptional patient
    care, teaching future health-care professionals and
    conducting groundbreaking research. Also located on
    the campus is Diamond Children's - recognized for its
    specialized pediatric services including neonatal and
    intensive care, emergency medicine and cancer therapies.
    Banner - University Medical Center Tucson is Southern
    Arizona's only Level 1 Trauma Center, meaning we care
    for the most critically injured patients. The hospital is
    consistently listed among the nation's top hospitals in the
    prestigious Best Hospitals ranking by U.S. News & World
    Report. Our nurses' innovative, safe and thoughtful care
    has been recognized with Magnet ™ designation from
    the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The hospital's
    physicians are full-time faculty of the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson. Our specialty services
    include comprehensive heart and cancer care, advanced
    neuroscience techniques and a multi-organ transplant
    program. For more information about Tucson, please visit: VisitTucson.org

     



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    Stage7-2013

    About Banner Health
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    Job Summary

    This position, in collaboration with the Registered Dietitians and members of the health care team, provides clinical nutrition care for moderate and low nutritional risk patients. Provides nutrition education to patients and families on appropriate meal selections within dietary restrictions to accomplish patient goals.


    Essential Functions

  • Provides nutritional education and instruction on identified diet plans to individual patients, patients in group settings, and patient families based upon physician order and/or nutritional education needs. May provide nutrition education to community.

  • Prioritizes tasks and uses effective time management skills to maintain productivity standards. Assists the dietitian in providing an efficient and cost effective nutrition care program while meeting service excellence standards.

  • In designated areas, performs timely nutrition assessments and may provide screening using designated criteria to identify patients at nutritional risk and appropriately determines the nutritional status of patients by completing assessments based on nutrition practice guidelines.

  • Provides timely follow up and monitoring of patients identified for re-screening and re-assessment and refers patients to the dietitian; documents pertinent information in the medical records and patient plan of care while meeting requirements of regulatory agencies (i.e. Joint Commission, CMS, State and other regulatory agencies).

  • Assists with continuous quality improvement activities and ongoing problem solving and conducts meal rounds as indicated.

  • Minimum Qualifications

    This position requires: (1) an Associate Degree from an approved Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Dietetic Technician program, and successful passing of the DTR exam (Dietetic Technician, Registered) within 6 months of employment; or (2) a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics; or (3) demonstrated equivalent knowledge as typically obtained with 5 years acute-care nutrition experience.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR); Experience in Nutrition within an acute care setting is preferred.

    Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

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