Sanford Health Advanced Clinical Nutrition Technician- Part Time in Fargo, North Dakota
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Facility: South University Hospital
Location: Fargo, ND
Address: 1720 S University Dr, Fargo, ND 58103, USA
Job Schedule: Part time
Weekly Hours: 20.00
Salary Range: $20.50 - $33.00
This position will provide clinical nutrition experience for a person seeking their registration as a Dietitian or for a person with a Bachelor's degree in dietetics/food and nutrition.
Facilitates the nutrition care process and provides patients with optimal medical nutrition therapy. Upon graduation, the incumbent becomes RD eligible and may advance to the role of Clinical Dietitian. Performs nutrition screening and completes nutrition data gathering and analysis appropriate to the level of care.
Provides inpatient nutrition care appropriate for the caregiver's experience and level of expertise. Helps to coordinate and follow-up on nutrition interventions as planned by Dietitian during the hospital stay and upon discharge from the hospital. Assists patients in making appropriate selections of foods to meet therapeutic intake guidelines. Ability to recognize, evaluate, and provide for nutritional needs based on cultural, ethnic, and religious beliefs. Serves as a liaison to clinical Dietitians. Communicates relevant facts and escalates patient needs and concerns with assigned clinical Dietitians. Works with food services to run reports and coordinate diet compliances, special needs related to diet parameters, allergies, and textures/consistencies. Enters menus, compliances, and other information into diet office software. Enters data, information, and documentation appropriate to level of expertise and competency into electronic patient record. Analysis of food intake by patients for calorie counts. Reinforces initial nutrition education provided by dietitian for individuals and/or groups as assigned. Within the community settings, promotes nutrition programs to people of all ages. Other duties as assigned.
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in dietetics or food and nutrition through an Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) accredited program. Candidates currently enrolled in an ACEND program to obtain a Master’s degree to become a Registered Dietitian are preferred.
Previous experience in a clinical nutrition or hospital food service is desirable. Knowledge of the nutrient value of foods, normal and therapeutic nutrition, menu writing, recipe analysis, intake analysis, and the ability to use computerized nutrition systems to comply with diet parameters. Proficient computer skills, and the ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize responsibilities.
State licensure not applicable.
Sanford Health offers an attractive benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, and a generous time off package to maintain a healthy home-work balance. For more information about Total Rewards, visit https://sanfordcareers.com/benefits .
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Req Number: R-0175600
Job Function: Allied Health
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