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Dietary Technician

Company: Kaleida Health
Location: Buffalo
Posted on: September 11, 2023

Job Description:

**Auto req ID:**
10093 - OCH Food and Nutrition
**Job Description:**
Assists the clinical dietitian with the provision of Medical Nutrition Therapy for assigned patients/clients. This involves evaluation of criteria to indicate current nutritional status, development and implementation of nutritional care plans, education of patient and families regarding diet therapy, and evaluation of patients menu selections to assure that nutritional requirements are met within the constraints of the ordered diet.
For OCH Site Only:
1.Process and complete orders including preparation and delivery of all infant formulas according to written guidelines and quality control standards.
2.Maintains a safe and sanitary environment by following departmental infection control guidelines
3.Uses correct technique to measure solids and liquids
4.Calculates new formulations or standardized recipes and obtains verification of those formulations with the Registered Dietitian responsible for that patient.
5.Communicates with patient care areas regarding problems with formula orders, formula storage, or administration.
6.Maintains daily records of patient profiles or updates computerized patient profile regarding infant formula orders including allergy information.
7.Inventories and maintains sufficient formula room stock
8.Maintains a daily log of refrigeration and heating equipment temperatures in the formula room.
9.Assists in training other employees in formula preparation and proper handling techniques as needed.
Additional Competencies:
1.Demonstrates mathematical ability sufficient to interpret orders, measure ingredients, and perform complex mathematical calculations.
2.Demonstrates the ability to work under time constraints in a busy environment while maintaining careful attention to detail.
3.Demonstrates effective communication skills and the ability to relate to a variety of people
Visual Acuity Requirements - WCHOB Formula Lab - Close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, or using measurement devices.
**Buffalo, NY**
Children's Hospital
Constance Rollo
**Minimum or Preferred Qualifications:**
Associate of Applied Science in Dietetic Technology or equivalent granted by accredited college or university is required. 1 year of experience in Dietetic Technician preferred. Registered Dietetic Technician within 1 Year preferred. Registry eligible with registration credential earned within 1 year of hire. Grandfathering applies to registration requirements for employees hired/ transferred into position prior to 1/1/2000.
** For clinical positions, other than Registered Nurse and nursing support positions, internal applicants must have been employed in the same job title as the per diem position for which they are applying or in a comparable area of practice. Internal and External applicants must have a minimum of nine (9) continuous months of comparable work experience within two (2) years of the time the per diem job is posted. All applicants will be required to satisfy all orientation/probationary requirements.**
Per Diem
**Scheduled Work Hours:**
Dietary Technician
**Union Code:**
**Bi-Weekly Hours:**
**Weekend/ Holiday Requirement:**
Weekend and/or Holiday Scheduling RequiredEqual Opportunity Employer
Kaleida Health is committed to diversity and believes our workforce is strengthened by the inclusion of and respect for our differences.
Kaleida Health is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.
Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for or perform your job.

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