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Nutrition Technician I, 20hrs/week, day shift

Company: Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital
Location: Omaha
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title: Nutrition Technician I
Job Location: Omaha
Immediate Supervisor: Patient Food Services Manager

Status: Hourly

JOB OVERVIEW

  • Meets with patient/resident daily to gather meal and snack selections; specifically discussing individual food preferences and nutritional content of food/beverage items.
  • Enters nutrition requests received into electronic medical record and meal management software.
  • Manages time and activities to meet deadlines.
  • Maintains thorough and accurate records.
  • Maintains an organized, structured work environment.
  • Works cooperatively with nutrition therapists, and other healthcare clinicians, so that individualized orders are processed expediently and accurately.
  • Coordinates all information received so that each patient/resident receives consistent nutrition care.
  • Rotating weekends, holidays, and on-call coverage are routinely scheduled.
  • Work will be performed in an ethical and legal manner following organizational policies, processes, protocols and procedures .
  • Responsible for quality service delivery and internal/external customer relations for Madonna as a whole, including upholding the mission and values for the department and facility. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    (INFORMATION)

  • Visits patients/resident daily to gather meal/snack selections and enters directly into meal management software.
  • Processes payment and meal selections for guest meals upon request.
  • Receives orders via electronic medical record such as, but not limited to: snacks, encourage fluids, calorie counts, and requests for change in meal delivery time and/or place; making changes in meal management software so that all meals are served safely with the patient-- s/resident-- s rehabilitation and quality of life goals in mind.
  • Answers the phone and checks email throughout the day.
  • Evaluate and monitor quality control standards of food and nutrition services . (PEOPLE)

  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with coworkers and other facility departments to provide a unified approach to customer care.
  • Communicates necessary nutrition care information so all Nutrition Therapists/Nutrition Technicians II are informed of changes in a timely manner.
  • Interacts with customers and staff in a customer-focused manner, displaying hospitality and collaboration.
  • Follows instruction from manager to perform other functions as assigned in order to achieve the goals within the department.
  • Participate in intradisciplinary/interdisciplinary meetings, as assigned.
  • Assists in corrective action when unsafe practices are being performed and alerts director or manager. (THINGS)

  • Must be able to operate copier, telephone, fax machine and have computer skills, including e-mail, word processing, presentation and spreadsheet functions.
  • Complete all mandatory education programs on a yearly basis in accordance with departmental guidelines.
  • Maintains a safe environment for the department.
  • Handles and operates all necessary equipment and performs required duties according to established safety standards to maintain compliance with regulations and prevent injury.
  • Recognizes and adapts activities appropriate to the specific needs of the patient/resident population and demonstrates knowledge of specific issues directly related to the age of the patient/resident population.
  • Alert the clinical nutrition manager of any problems with patient meal management software.
    PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
    • Light work with routinely pushing a cart and laptop weighing up to 55lbs.
    • Occasional lift and carry up to 25 pounds.
    • Frequent lift and carry up to 10 pounds.
    • Frequent walking.
    • Frequent grasping of both hands requiring normal grip strength based on national averages.
    • Requires sufficient sight to see and read reports and computer screen.
    • Requires sufficient hearing and speaking to communicate by phone or in person.
    • 100% of work is inside. QUALIFICATIONS (Education/training and/or Experience)
      • Minimum two years nutrition or related area education preferred.
      • Associates degree from certified Dietetic Technician program or a Bachelor's degree in Nutrition and/or Food Service Management from an accredited college or university preferred.
      • Ability to communicate effectively, including giving and receiving information.
      • Experience using electronic medical record and nutrition software preferred. Madonna is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, Omaha , Nutrition Technician I, 20hrs/week, day shift, Professions , Omaha, Nebraska

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