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Sanford Health Nutrition Tech - Nutrition and Food Services in Thief River Falls, Minnesota

Job Title: Nutrition Tech | Nutrition and Food Services | Thief River Falls

City: Thief River Falls

State: MN

Department : Nutrition and Food Services - Medical Center - Thief River Falls

Job Schedule: Part Time

Shift: Varies

Hours Per Shift: Other

JOB SUMMARY

Provides general nutrition education in hospital or community settings, individually or in groups. Collaborates with patients, families, and other staff to plan, develop, and implement intermediate and moderate levels of nutrition therapy.

Food Services and Nutrition Therapy parameters meet the therapeutic nutritional needs of both children and adult patients. This support enhances the efficient operation of the room service program.

Ability to recognize, evaluates, and provide for nutritional needs based on cultural, ethnic, and religious beliefs. Works closely with clinical dietitians to follow through on implementation of individual nutritional plans of care for patients who are at high nutritional risk. Recommends diet changes and vitamin/mineral supplementation to physicians and other primary providers as indicated to improve nutrition status and assure nutrient adequacy for the patient. Serves as a liaison to clinical dietitians; participates in interdisciplinary patient rounds and discharge planning processes, communicates relevant facts and concerns with assigned clinical dietitians. Interprets, executes and delivers nutritional care according to diet parameters to ensure quality nutritional care on delegated patient care units. Assists patients in making appropriate selections of foods to meet therapeutic intake guidelines. Conducts patient assessments and screening to determine level of malnutrition risk according to Nutrition Therapy guidelines. Conducts patient nutrition education for individuals and/or groups as assigned. Within the community settings, provide nutrition education talks or nutrition promotion programs to people of all ages.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsible for promoting a safe environment for patients, families, staff, residents, and visitors and works collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary health care team to provide the best outcomes for patients. Presents a professional image, especially when dealing with customers. Establishes and maintains productive working relationships within and outside of own area. Demonstrates knowledge of development and delivery of patient education for diverse audiences. Delivers written and oral communication, responds to questions and concerns, and produce specific outcomes and impact. Conducts client assessments and recommends nutritional therapies accordingly. Champions and contributes to the trend of professionalism in the field of nutritional therapy. Applies professional conduct and ethics in daily work acts in compliance with legal requirements.

DEPARTMENT DETAILS

QUALIFICATIONS

Must have as Associate's degree from an ADA approved Dietary Technician Program or completed two years in a Dietetics Program.

Pervious experience in a clinical nutrition or hospital food service is desirable. Knowledge of the nutrient value of foods, normal and therapeutic nutrition, menu writing, recipe analysis, intake analysis and the ability to use computerized nutrition systems to comply with diet parameters. Proficient computer skills, and the ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize responsibilities

Registration through American Dietetics Association is preferred, if the associate is a graduate of an accredited Dietetics

Program. Possess a valid class D driver's license. Maintain a good driving record.

About Sanford Health:

At Sanford Health, we are dedicated to the work of health and healing.

Every day, we show that commitment by delivering the highest quality of care to the communities we serve.

We are leaders in health care and strive to provide patients across the region with convenient access to expert medical care, leading-edge technologies and world-class facilities.

In addition to strong clinical care, we are also committed to research, education and community growth.

We engage in medical research to not only discover innovative ways to provide care, but also cures for common diseases.

We continuously seek new ways to achieve our vision of improving the human condition here in your community, across the region and around the world.

The entire team at Sanford Health recognizes the value of healthy families and communities.

We continue to gain momentum and expand our reach. Together, we can make a positive difference now, and in the future.

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City: Thief River Falls

State: MN

Job Function: Facilities and General Services

Job Schedule: Part Time

Shift: Varies

Req Number: WD08700

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