Nutrition Technician-Dallas (Day Shift) Job

Children's Health - Clinical Nutrition Careers

Job Number: 51797

Location: Dallas, TX

Date Posted: 5-8-2017

Description:

Position Summary

This position is Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm w/ occassional weekend and holiday coverage.

This job supports the day-to-day functions of the dietitians, the business manager and the rest of the clinical nutrition department. Tasks may include, but are not limited to, nutritional monitoring, obtaining pertinent nutritional information, documentation, calorie counts, missed meals, basic nutrition education, anthropometric measurements, patient scheduling, etc.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform various tasks to support the dietitians and the rest of the clinical nutrition departments. Tasks may include, but are not limited to, nutritional monitoring, obtaining pertinent nutritional information, documentation, calorie counts, missed meals, basic nutrition education, anthropometric measurements, patient scheduling, etc. Provide clear, effective and professional communication to patients and family, staff and community.
  • Complete administrative tasks such as email and phone calls; complete on-going required training / education / competencies, various meetings, committee involvement, projects, presentations, media, etc.
  • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned.

Qualifications

Education

Two-year Associate's degree or equivalent experience, preferred

Four-year Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience, preferred.

Experience

Minimum 1-2 years of job related experience, preferred

1-2 years of previous related experience in a hospital or other healthcare facility, preferred

Specific knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjust effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.
  • Use appropriate interpersonal styles to establish effective relationships with customers and internal partners; interact with others in a way that promotes openness and trust and gives them confidence in one's intentions.
  • Meet patient and patient family needs; take responsibility for a patient's safety, satisfaction, and clinical outcomes; use appropriate interpersonal techniques to resolve difficult patient situations and regain patient confidence.
  • Ensure that the customer perspective is a driving force behind business decisions and activities; craft and implement service practices that meet customers' and own organization's needs.
  • Develop and use collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.
  • Identify and understand issues, problems, and opportunities; compare data from different sources to draw conclusions; use effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; take action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
  • Take prompt action to accomplish objectives; take action to achieve goals beyond what is required; be proactive.
  • Deal effectively with others in an antagonistic situation; use appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people.
  • Effectively manage one's time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
  • Accomplish tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time.
  • Set high standards of performance for self and others; assume responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-impose standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.
  • Assimilate and apply new job-related information in a timely manner.
  • Clearly convey information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.

Physical Demands

Light - Exerting up to 20 lbs. occasionally, 10 lbs. frequently, or negligible amounts constantly and may require walking or standing to a significant degree.


Back to top