• Dietetic Technician

    Banner HealthPhoenix, AZ 85067

    Job #942804981

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    We are seeking candidates with an Associate Degree from an approved Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Dietetic Technician program and successfully passed the DTR exam (Dietetic Technician, Registered) within 6 months of employment or possess a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics or demonstrated equivalent knowledge as typically obtained with 5 years acute-care nutrition experience-required

    Your pay and benefits (Total Rewards) are important components of your Journey at Banner Health. Banner Health offers a variety of benefit plans to help you and your family. We provide health and financial security options so you can focus on being the best at what you do and enjoying your life.

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    About Banner Estrella Medical Center

    Banner Estrella Medical Center is a 305-bed acute care hospital providing a full range of health care services to the fast growing communities of west Phoenix. Opened in 2005, this is an innovative, fully electronic facility that features electronic medical records, computerized physician order entry, digital radiography, sophisticated ICU monitoring and much more. In fact, we've been named one of the "ten most innovative hospitals in the country" by Newsweek Magazine and are recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of Phoenix's Best Hospitals. The hospital is also designed to provide a soothing, healing atmosphere for both patients and their family members. We encourage the use of such therapies as pet therapy, aromatherapy, spiritual care and Reiki Therapy.

    About Banner Health

    Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to make health care easier, so life can be better. The many locations, career opportunities, and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.

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    Job Summary

    This position, in collaboration with the Registered Dietitians and members of the health care team, provides clinical nutrition care for moderate and low nutritional risk patients. Provides nutrition education to patients and families on appropriate meal selections within dietary restrictions to accomplish patient goals.

    Essential Functions

    • Provides nutritional education and instruction on identified diet plans to individual patients, patients in group settings, and patient families based upon physician order and/or nutritional education needs. May provide nutrition education to community.

    • Prioritizes tasks and uses effective time management skills to maintain productivity standards. Assists the dietitian in providing an efficient and cost effective nutrition care program while meeting service excellence standards.

    • In designated areas, performs timely nutrition assessments and may provide screening using designated criteria to identify patients at nutritional risk and appropriately determines the nutritional status of patients by completing assessments based on nutrition practice guidelines.

    • Provides timely follow up and monitoring of patients identified for re-screening and re-assessment and refers patients to the dietitian; documents pertinent information in the medical records and patient plan of care while meeting requirements of regulatory agencies (i.e. Joint Commission, CMS, State and other regulatory agencies).

    • Assists with continuous quality improvement activities and ongoing problem solving and conducts meal rounds as indicated.

    Minimum Qualifications

    This position requires: (1) an Associate Degree from an approved Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Dietetic Technician program, and successful passing of the DTR exam (Dietetic Technician, Registered) within 6 months of employment; or (2) a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics; or (3) demonstrated equivalent knowledge as typically obtained with 5 years acute-care nutrition experience.

    Employees working at Banner Behavioral Health Hospital or the Whole Health Clinic must possess an Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of hire and maintain the card for the duration of their employment.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR); Experience in Nutrition within an acute care setting is preferred.

    Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

    Job Number 247095

    Facility Banner Estrella Medical Center

    Department Culinary & Nutrition-Hosp

    Address : Street 9201 West Thomas Rd

    Address : Location US-AZ-Phoenix

    Work Schedule Day

    Position Type PT: Part-Time

    Posting Category Culinary Services / Nutrition