Utilizing electronic medical records completes nutrition screening and assessment for patients using defined criteria; assists patients with meal planning and correct menus to be compliant with physician’s diet prescription.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Adheres to TMC’s values of Compassion, Community, Dedication, and Integrity. Works collaboratively and supports efforts of other team members.
Supports quality improvement initiatives through team participation, data collection, process change implementations and other activities.
Adheres to TMC organizational and department-specific safety standards, confidentiality, values and policies.
Documents relevant aspects of nutritional care for patients in accordance with departmental standards.
Records patient diet information and preferences into a computerized system.
Consults with nursing personnel and patients concerning patient’s diet and food preferences and instructs as needed.
Coordinates and provides individual patient nutritional care; performs nutritional assessments on assigned floors involving review of patient charts and diagnoses.
Calculates nutrition content of foods consumed by patient and records in medical record.
Compiles dietetic information for use by kitchen personnel in food preparation.
Evaluates patient meal acceptance and makes rounds to all units.
EDUCATION: Successful completion of upper level diet and nutrition course or completion of Dietetic Tech Registration program, plus a high school diploma or General Education Degree (GED); or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
EXPERIENCE: Six (6) months of food service experience in a healthcare setting. One (1) year of experience preferred.
LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: None required.