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Diet Technician

at Centura Health

Posted: 10/10/2019
Job Reference #: 14924
Keywords: nutrition, diet

Job Description

  • Requisition ID2019-14924
    Work Type
    FLSA Status
  • Welcome to Centura Health

    Welcome to Centura Health – the largest health ecosystem in Colorado and Kansas. Welcome to living your mission among thousands of people on fire to live theirs too. Welcome to options and possibility where you can chart the direction and flow of your career. Welcome to the freedom to believe in what you believe, and welcome to a family guided by shared values and a commitment to extending the healing ministry of Christ. Welcome to extremely important industry challenges and opportunities to solve complex problems. Welcome to highly intelligent teams and overflowing community. And welcome to wholeness of mind, body and spirit. Welcome to Centura Health.

    Flourishing Begins Here

    You have a purpose, unique talents and NOW is the time to embrace it, live it and put it to work. At Centura Health, we value incredible people with incredible skills – but your commitment to a greater cause is something we value even more. This is the heartbeat of our organization and your time will be spent in a supportive, team environment with resources to help you flourish and leaders who care about your success.

    Performs under the direct supervision of the clinical dietician. Primary responsibilities include participation in the Nutrition Care Process (NCP) as determined by the Clinical Nutritionist/Registered Dietitian for screening for nutrition risk, obtaining diet history, explaining diet and food/drug interactions, planning menus consistent with order, calculating nutritional content of meals, conducting limited nutrition assessment, developing and implementing nutrition intervention(s) such as providing individualized or group nutrition education, and monitoring and evaluating of the patient's progress; examining the quality and accuracy of food served to patients; and maintaining professional competency and skills required for professional practice. Other duties include telephone support for room service. Uses the Scope of Dietetics Practice Framework (SODPF) to determine individual scope of practice by defining areas of expertise, skills, and competence; evaluates facility policies and state and federal regulations. Supports room service software.

    What You Bring/Job Requirements

    In addition to bringing your whole self to the workplace each day, qualified candidates will need the following:

    Previous nutrition, clinical or related experience preferred Strong communication skills; ability to read, write and speak English Basic computer skills

    Associate's Degree at an accredited university or college OR a Bachelor's Degree in dietetics, nutrition or related sciences from an accredited university or college

    Dietetic Technician Registration (DTR) from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics or eligibility for registration, preferred

    Physical Requirements:

    Light work - (Exert up to 20lbs force occasionally, and/or up to 10lbs frequently)

    Your Connected Community

    When people and places align, incredible things happen. Just like the 21,000+ amazing associates who work here, every community within Centura Health's connected ecosystem has its own unique history, story and personality.

    Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is a full-service, 522-bed acute care provider in Colorado Springs comprised of Penrose Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center. Penrose Hospital serves as the anchor hospital of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services with 364-licensed beds and the ability to provide tertiary (high tech) medical-surgical services with an emphasis on elective and outpatient care. Established in 1890, Penrose Hospital has grown to become a major health treatment and referral center, specializing in cancer care, cardiac care, emergency trauma care and physical rehabilitation. St. Francis Medical Center opened in 2008 to keep pace with the growing needs of the Colorado Springs’ community on the north side of the city. St. Francis Medical Center features 172-beds and offers a modern Birth Center, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Care Unit, Emergency Department, Level III Trauma Center, Imaging Services, Surgical Services and Critical Care Unit. It also serves as southern Colorado’s home base for the Flight For Life® Colorado air medical helicopter service. It’s an incredible time to join us as we celebrate more than a decade as one of Healthgrades “America’s 50 Best Hospitals” and Magnet Hospital designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for superior quality in nursing care. With 300+ days of annual sunshine, mild winters and easy access places like Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods and some of Colorado’s top destination resorts, you will enjoy an incredible lifestyle while having the career you’ve always wanted.

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