The DTR is responsible for providing technical support for the Registered & Licensed Dietitians (RD, LD) who provide nutritional care to pediatric, adolescent, and select adult patients in assigned service lines. The DTR screens patient medical records for nutritional risk factors and assessment needs, obtains clinical information, calculates nutrient intake, provides nutritional care to assigned patient populations, provides basic diet instructions, provides general nutrition education, and completes growth charts and other forms for inclusion in the patient?s medical records (all under the supervision of an RD, LD).The DTR demonstrates competence (age-related, developmentally-related, and culturally-inclusive) in skills defined in duties and responsibilities.
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3 days per week in the Comprehensive Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Program. Includes a weekend rotation.
KNOWLEDGE , SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
1. Associate Degree in nutrition from an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) approved program, AND Registration or Registration Eligible with completion of exam within 3 months of hire.
2. Experience as a dietetic technician preferred; clinical pediatric experience desirable.
3. Analytical and organizational skills required to evaluated patients? nutrition needs, with age/developmental appropriateness in mind, and to formulate and implement care plans.
4. Strong verbal and written communication skills required to educate patients, families/caregivers, hospital staff and the public; and to write reports and correspondence and document patient care activities.
5. Effective interpersonal skills required in interactions with patients and families/caregivers, CHI medical, nursing and allied medical staff, other clinical dietitians, other hospital personnel, and other agencies and institutions and the public.
MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Note frequency as Constantly (67-100%), Frequently (34-66%) and Occasionally (0-33%) for each requirement. Also note any lifting requirements with pound limit.
Sitting - frequently
Talking on phone/in person - frequently
Typing on a keyboard - frequently
Standing/walking - occasionally
The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.