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Position Details

Department: PCH-MAIN | IP Nutrition
Category: Patient Care Svcs(Tech & Asst)
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 685036
Date Posted: 7/10/2022
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

Performs a variety of functions to provide high quality nutritional care to patients from infants to adults. Responsible for handling the day-to-day nutrition care for patients in support of the dietitian. Participates in patient screening, assessments, calorie counts, documentation into the medical record, educations, menu development, and various other projects as needed. Supports the mission and vision of Phoenix Children`s Hospital.

PCH Values

  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.

Position Duties

  1. Screens patients for nutritional risk by gathering data to establish nutrition status criteria in accordance with established age specific standards for growth and development.
  2. Calculates nutrient intakes on calorie counts; documents findings to patient`s medical record to ensure timely availability for coordination of care plan.
  3. Clarifies diet and nourishment prescriptions with the registered dietitian or medical team.
  4. Works closely with patients and families to provide optimal nutrition, including creating customized menus, according to age, development, allergies, medical condition and individual needs and preferences.
  5. Under supervision of Registered Dietitian, performs limited nutritional assessment of patients; formulates nutrition care plan.
  6. Performs basic diet and individualized nutrition program education to patients and families to ensure thorough understanding of program.
  7. Participates in a variety of department based and hospital sponsored educational programs to maintain skills and competencies.
  8. Works cooperatively with own and other departments to continuously improve the quality of services provided.
  9. Actively participates in staff and team meetings; assists in decision making to ensure complete and appropriate information is shared among/between patient care team.
  10. Demonstrates excellent customer service and adapts to unanticipated requests.
  11. Treats all information and data within the scope of the position with appropriate confidentiality and security.
  12. Maintains a working knowledge of technical terminologies and classifications as appropriate for the proper completion of job duties.
  13. Follow policies and procedures outlined for the hospital and department.
  14. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Associate`s degree from an ADA approved Dietetic Technician program or equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute Required
2. Bachelor`s degree in Nutrition/Dietetics Preferred
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Six months healthcare related work experience Preferred
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Current and valid registration as a Dietetic Technician through Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, or ability to become registered within 6 months of hire. Required
Do you meet this requirement?
Special Skills
1. Ability to read, understand and exhibit basic mathematical skills. Required
2. Ability to understand and interpret basic medical terminologies. Required
3. Ability to use computer software. Required
4. Ability to read, comprehend and write English. Required
5. Strong analytical, planning, organizational skills and time management ability. Required
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Climbing Occasionally
2. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) Occasionally
3. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) Frequently
4. Physical Requirement - Hearing Constantly
5. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling Occasionally
6. Physical Requirement - Reaching Occasionally
7. Physical Requirement - Sitting Frequently
8. Physical Requirement - Standing Frequently
9. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling Frequently
10. Physical Requirement - Talking Constantly
11. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling Occasionally
12. Physical Requirement - Walking Constantly
13. Physical Requirement - Near Vision Occasionally
14. Physical Requirement - Far Vision Occasionally
15. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination Frequently
16. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment Constantly
17. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance Occasionally
18. Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance Occasionally
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles Applicable
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