The Diet Tech will provide nutritional services to elders/residents, guests, and other personnel under the standards of professional responsibility and practice.
- Assists with maintaining the clinical and food service areas in compliance with local, state and federal regulations.
- Completes a nutrition assessment and develops a care plan within the appropriate time frame on each resident. Updates the care plan promptly as resident condition/ information changes.
- Updates progress notes weekly and as needed - i.e. abnormal labs, wounds, weight loss or gain, diet changes, medication and supplement changes.
- Serves as a liaison with nursing and the elder assistants related to real or potential problems that may exist related to nutritional concerns.
- Attends care conferences, risk meetings, and other meetings as assigned. Makes physician recommendations as needed and follows up with progress notes and updates the care plan.
- Meet with elders/families to receive feedback on meal offerings and recommendations for meals
- Attend morning leadership meetings.
- Perform ServeSafe training for all newly hired elder assistants; perform in-services training as needed on food safety ensuring safety of the elders and the neighborhood is in compliance at all times (topics include sanitizer bucket, food temp, proper storage, etc).
- Attend new hire orientation.
- Completes and publishes menus/recipes/prep sheets for each house. Create grocery list and place food order weekly. Observe food order deliveries at each house to ensure all needed food supplies are in stock and available for planned meals. Stock pantry/refrigerator with food order in each house. Reviews menu for nutritional adequacy and variety; review meal plans/recipes with elder assistants and send to RD for approval.
- Monitors staff to ensure meals are prepared as planned. Perform kitchen audits, report all findings to Guide/Coach and develop corrective action plan for deficits as needed. Follow up on action plans to inspect and confirm that all deficits are corrected.
- Review and maintain log sheets at each house.
- Order all kitchen wares, sanitation, and cleaning supplies for kitchen
- Assist with meal preparation and give instruction as needed; observe meal times on a regular basis to verify safety compliance (temps, gloves, sanitation)
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- Associate degree in dietetic technology from an ADA accredited program
- Registered Dietetic Technician
- Supervisory, computer, nutrition and food service experience preferred
- Recognize the autonomy and dignity of all elders; communicate a sense of caring, concern, and dignity for elders.
- Understand how to place decision-making in the hands of the elders whenever possible and appropriate.
- Make prompt and accurate judgments with regard to elder care and emergencies.
- Excellent communication skills and ability to work with persons of all levels of background and education as well as persons with cognitive and physical limitations.
- Must have problem solving skills and be able to make a critical analysis of situations.
- Must be able to adapt effectively to change.
- Must be able to multi-task and work independently.
- Good command of the English language, both written and oral.
- Must be an effective team member and support others on the team.
- Must engage in the Otterbein Experience and culture and exhibit the 21 expected behaviors and adhere to the Mission, Vision and Values of Otterbein.
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