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Dietetic Technician (Temporary)

  • Location:
    EAST - ARIMA, SANGRE GRANDE EAST - ARIMA, SANGRE GRANDE EAST - ARIMA, SANGRE GRANDE EAST - ARIMA, SANGRE GRANDE
  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Posted:
    4 days ago
  • Category:
    MEDICAL, NURSING, PHARMACY, HEALTH
  • Deadline:
    January 24, 2020
  • Gender:
    Male, Female, Other

THE EASTERN REGIONAL HEALTH AUTHORITY

POSITION DESCRIPTION

 

DIETETIC TECHNICIAN

SANGRE GRANDE HOSPITAL

4. ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP

The Dietetic Technician will report to the Senior Dietitian.

5. NATURE & SCOPE

The Dietetic Technician is responsible for ensuring that clients receive quality care through comprehensive assessment of the clients (inpatient and outpatient) dietary needs. This is also achieved in collaboration with other key staff responsible for client care within the institution.

6. SPECIFIC ACCOUNTABILITIES

The Dietetic Technician:

  •   Gathers pertinent information on patient’s meals from ward diet requirement sheets, Head Nurse and patient and use to prepare meal allotments.
  •   Keeps daily census record of patients and the type of meals served.
  •   Ensures correct portion sizes and proper labeling for kitchen meals and make monthly tallies of the same

    i.e. number of meals by type of meals issued per month.

  •   Checks with patients on ward regularly for meal acceptance.
  •   Prepares requisitions for food items in advance and make timely updates for food needs each day based

    on patient count using the ration scale and census.

  •   Prepares requisitions for items needed in the Department as stock level decreases.
  •   Checks stock cards each day and ensure the same is kept up-to-date.
  •   Consults with Dietitian when menu changes have to be made.
  •   Adjusts menus in the absence of the Dietitian and ensure that the nutritional value stays the same.
  •   Takes diet histories of outpatients as well as other relevant information i.e. weight, height, blood glucose

    and blood cholesterol.

  •   Assists in attending to re-visit patients and maintain Subjective, Objective, Assessment and Plan

    (S.O.A.P.) information on patient files.

  •   Refers patients to dietitian if necessary and make appointments as necessary.
  •   Keeps records of all patients referred from wards and make monthly tallies of same.
  •   Gives general dietary guidelines to patients who are unable to see the Dietitian promptly or in her

    absence e.g. patients on wards or a patient requiring an appointment.

  •   Assists with keeping of records of tasks carried out in Dietitian’s Office.
  •   Calculates the monthly cost of patient meals on a monthly basis.
  •   Samples meals to determine acceptability and taste.
  •   Performs related work as required by the appropriate Authority.

7. KEY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  •   Knowledge of safety and sanitation principles for Nutrition and Dietetic personnel.
  •   Knowledge of basic management skills.
  •   Knowledge of institutional food service management and other related areas.
  •   Effective communication skills, both oral and written.
  •   Ability to adjust menus and calculate food quantities needed based on patient count.
  •   Ability to communicate and instruct individuals and family on food preparation tips and nutritional

    matter.

  •   Ability to use a variety of nutrition education methods to develop educational materials.
  •   Ability to maintain effective professional working relationship with individual’s families and members

    of staff.

  •   Ability to do anthropometric assessments of patients.
  •   Ability to teach on basic nutritional guidelines for healthy eating.
  •   Basic understanding of chronic diseases and their nutrition implications.
  •   Understanding of portion sizes and equipment.

ERHA – HRD job description

8. MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

  •   First Degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics
  •   Registered with the Council for Professions Related to Medicine in Trinidad and Tobago.
  •   Three (3) years experience in a similar capacity at a hospital.
  •   Any equivalent combination of training and experience.

9. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  •   Clerk/Typist I
  •   All kitchen staff

10. COMMUNICATION AND WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

Internal:

  •   Senior Dietitian
  •   Members of the Dietary Department
  •   Nursing personnel
  •   Clinical personnel
  •   Heads of Department/Supervisors
  •   Staff of the Kitchen Department

    External:

  •   Clients
  •   Discharged clients and relatives
  •   Medical/Nutritional sales representatives