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Job Description Covenant HealthCare US:MI:SAGINAW OCCASION Summary: The Diet Technician II demonstrates excellent customer service performance in that his/her attitude and actions are at all times consistent with the standards contained in the Vision, Mission and Values of Covenant HealthCare and the commitment to Extraordinary Care for Every Generation. The Diet Technician II provides technical assistance in the provision of nutritional care for groups or individuals through diet therapy, nutrition education, nutrition screening, nutrition evaluation and participation on the nutritional health care team. This person is responsible for assisting in the coordination of the work process, output, and outcomes in assigned areas and takes direction from a Registered Dietitian and/or Diet Tech I as needed. Responsibilities: Follows the nutrition care of patients at Nutrition Care Level I & II, those at moderate risk and not at risk. This includes developing a feeding plan, offering snacks and supplements, and consistent follow-up care. Responsible for calorie counts TCU evaluations and follow-up. Determines protein and calorie needs under guidelines of a dietitian. Charting in EPIC with nutrition care process. Review chart for pertinent information that would put patient at nutritional compromised state. (wound stage, previous disease state, allergies, surgeries, prior wt loss or difficulty swallowing) Responsible for training Hospitality Ambassadors on the role of Nutrition support Responsible to educate patients on simplified diets as directed by the Dietitian Reviews diet information to ensure patient is on correct diet as ordered by physician. Visit and assist patients with special diet and menu needs. Chart special diet changes. Assist with department quality improvement program including tray audits. Member of Customer Service team and responsible for assisting the department in improving customer service. Assist Clinical Manager in preparing productivity statistics Other information: EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE Has completed these 4 classes: Introduction to Nutrition Human Anatomy & Physiology Medical Nutrition Therapy Nutrition Assessment OR Has completed the second year of the Bachelors Degree Program in Dietetics. OR A Graduate of a two (2) year Diet Tech Program Two years Healthcare experience required Preferred work as a Hospitality Ambassador or Diet Clerk. KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES Must have average computer knowledge and ability to learn new software Medical Terminology Diet Information. Anatomy & Physiology. Strong organization skills and attention to detail. Excellent problem solving and analytical skills. Strong Customer Service skills. Strong Communication skills. Ability to work either independently or in a group. Ability to prioritize work to meet deadlines Ability to handle stressful situations WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS Ability to maintain punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards. Constant lifting up to 10 lbs. Constant carrying, talking, hearing, near vision, midrange vision, far vision, depth perception, and field of vision. Frequent lifting up to 25 lbs. Frequent standing, walking, sitting, lifting, climbing, handling, and feeling. Occasional lifting up to 100 lbs. Occasional pushing, pulling, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, twisting, reaching, tasting, smelling, depth perception, and color vision. NOTICE REGARDING LATEX SENSITIVITY IN APPLICANTS FOR EMPLOYMENT. I t has been determined that Covenant HealthCare cannot provide a latex safe or latex free work environment at any of its facilities. Unfortunately, that means that any individual, including an applicant or an employee, is likely to be exposed to latex while on Covenants premises. Therefore, latex tolerance is considered to be an essential function for any position with Covenant. Company Description We believe every generation in your family deserves extraordinary care. From moms-to-be to babies to great-grandfathers, Covenant HealthCare is the one health system in the Great Lakes Bay Region that delivers extraordinary care across generations and across specialties. As the largest, most comprehensive health care provider in the region, you can trust Covenant HealthCare with the health needs of your entire family. We offer a broad spectrum of programs and services ranging from high-risk obstetrics, neonatal and pediatric intensive care, to acute care including a Level II Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center, cardiology, oncology, orthopaedics, robotic surgery and many other services. But as a non-profit, our extraordinary care goes beyond our outstanding medical services. It’s our compassionate and caring team that makes the difference; their support means you always have someone by your side from diagnosis to recovery. We go above and beyond for our patients every day, and in every way. And that extraordinary commitment extends to the communities we serve. Because by working together for a healthier community, we can build a better tomorrow for generations to come. Here's why more families across the region prefer Covenant HealthCare: We serve 20 counties across northeast and central Michigan We have more than 560 physicians We have more than 20 inpatient and outpatient facilities We have 643 acute care licensed beds We have over 90,000 visits a year in our trauma/emergency care center We are a critical access hospital for seven community hospitals in Michigan's thumb region and in central Michigan We are the largest health care employer in the Great Lakes Bay Region We have more than 4,400 employees and 380 volunteers


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