Rush University Medical Center  Diet Tech - Clinical Nutrition - Full Time in Chicago, Illinois

Job Title: Diet Tech - Clinical Nutrition - Full Time

Department: Dietary Clinical Nutrition

Shift: 4th (Rotating)

Full/Part: Active Regular FT (72 to 80 hours per pay period)

Specialty: Food Service

Job Number: 2018-3118

Job Description:

Are you interested in joining a leading health care organization?

Join Rush University Medical Center!

We are seeking a dynamic Diet Tech to join our Food and Nutrition Services – Clinical Nutrition team at Rush University Medical Center!

This is a Full Time position

80 hours every two weeks, benefit-eligible

Position Highlights:

Under general supervision of the dietitian gathers information and obtains diet histories; develops plans for meeting the immediate nutritional needs appropriate for the age of the patients; adapts menus, orders meals and/or nourishments assuring patient satisfaction; records information in the patient’s medical record; gives nutrition instructions; acts as liaison between the patient and nurse, and the Food Service Department. Exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Completes nutrition screening for all newly admitted patients according to the department’s standards of care.

  • Monitors diet orders and enters diet orders in CBORD Diet Office System.

  • Creates and implements nutritional care plans for patients with minimal nutrition risk. Monitors nutritional parameters throughout the patients’ stay. Documents the nutritional follow-up and implementation care in medical record.

  • Discusses patient information and unit operations daily with the supervising dietitian.

  • Compiles and summaries patient information into the CBORD Diet Office System.

  • Initiates and calculates daily calorie counts of designated patients and records information in the medical record according to departmental policy.

  • Visits patients at meal rounds daily and records/communicates patient’s information according to department’s procedure.

  • Distributes, collates, and reviews patient satisfaction surveys and intervenes as needed to assure a high level of patient satisfaction.

  • Orders, cancels, and changes between-meal-nourishments for patients. Queries patient for tolerance of nourishments. Ensures adequate supply of par stock on units. Diet TechnicianPage two

  • Assist patients with menu selection as needed.

  • Knows and operates the PCIS/CBORD computer pathways appropriately.

  • Provides patient with diet sheets and question patients or obtain a diet history about diet knowledge/intake. Provide effective nutrition counseling on basic diets under the supervision of the dietitian.

  • Communicates daily with unit leaders, CNC, and RN’s on units to coordinate patient care and resolve unit issues.

  • Works with and participates in the Quality Assessment and Improvement program.

  • Assists in orienting new diet technicians and dietetic interns to the dietary unit, as assigned.

  • Follows Food and Nutrition Services Policy and performs related duties as assigned.

Position Qualifications Include :

  • Diet Technician Degree or B.S. in Food and Nutrition, Home Economics or equivalent required

  • Comparable experience in Nutrition in the Health Care Environment.

  • Three-year previous experience in clinical nutrition services preferred

Company Highlights

  • Rush's new14-story hospitalis the cornerstone of the Rush Transformation, an ongoing effort to build new facilities, renovate existing buildings and adopt new technology.

  • Rush University Medical Center is a four time Magnet facility located in Chicago, IL

  • Leading academic medical center, acute care hospital w/ 676 licensed beds.

Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.