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DIET TECHNICIAN - HOURLY - NORFOLK, VA

Compass One Healthcare is a premier healthcare company with 46,000 engaged team members who are focused on delivering quality, value, and exceptional patient experience through specialized services and protocols in more than 1,650 hospital and health system locations in 48 states. Through a combined three-quarters of a century of healthcare experience, Compass One offers seven customer-focused core services: Food and Nutrition, Environmental, Patient Transportation, Laundry & Linen, Healthcare Technology Solutions (Clinical Engineering), Facilities Management, and Ambulatory Services. Compass One is committed to the growth and development of its associates, and its unique Positive ImpressionsTM program features a team of 100-plus Patient Experience Managers dedicated to driving a better experience in each of our hospitals. Also, Compass One’s exclusive partnership with Press Ganey leverages rich analytics to better understand how to improve experiences for patients, family, customers, caregivers, and the community.

Job Summary

As a Diet / Formula Technician, you will be responsible for providing nutrition care such as data collection, nutrition screening, and implementation of the dietitian’s nutrition care plan.  You will contribute to patient satisfaction by adhering to the company’s patient satisfaction program and providing quality service. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:                                                                                                

  • May conduct nutrition screening using a validated nutrition screening tool or other facility screening tools per policy.
  • Assists dietitians with patient data collection such as food and nutrition history, client history, biochemical data, medical tests and procedures and anthropometric measurements.
  • Assists with modified menu planning based on current diet manual.
  • Assists patients in completing menu selections in compliance with prescribed diet and offers alternatives in accordance with food allergies or sensitivities, cultural, ethnic and religious preferences.
  • Provides basic nutrition education to patients and documents nutrition care provided to patients in the medical record.
  • Adheres to facility confidentiality, HIPAA regulations, and patient rights policies; complies with regulatory standards.
  • Completes all required documentation, reports and logs in a timely, professional and thorough manner.
  • Communicates effectively with all team members, patients and families through conferences, individual consultation and committee participation. 
  • Orients and trains staff, as applicable.
  • Communicates patient care and food service issues back to the department.
  • Follows facility and department infection control policies and procedures.
  • Visits patients on assigned nursing unit(s) or area and helps ensure that every patient is visited by a member of the management or professional team at least once during their hospital stay.
  • Follows all security procedures and safety protocols to include incident reporting for the facility and department.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written and the ability to calculate figures and amounts.
  • Experience in education, military, health care, and/or related food and nutrition operations.
  • Proficient computer skills including MS Office products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Associate’s degree in Dietetic Technology following The Commission on Dietetic Registration curriculum and registered OR Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition or Dietetics and registered.

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Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer.  At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation. Disclaimer: this job post is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all essential responsibilities, skills, tasks, or requirements associated with this position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position posted, the Company reserves the right to modify or change the essential functions of the job based on business necessity. *Los Angeles applicants: Compass Group will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box ordinance)

Req ID: 451778

Compass One 

MELISSA E LEPORE 

HOURLY 

Posted
04/06/2021
Salary Range
$30,000.00 - 46,000.00
per Year
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Location
NORFOLK, VA 23510, US