2022 ANCE will be virtual on Friday, March 25th.
The Dietetic Technician assists with the nutrition intervention of patients on assigned patient care units. Responsible for performing nutritional screening, implementing & monitoring compliance to care plans, educating patients & their families, and communicating with interdisciplinary team members. Screening includes obtaining and verifying relevant data and information in a timely manner for support of nutrition assessment under the supervision of an RD. Serves as Customer Service Advocate.
• Knowledge of Nutrition principles normally acquired through graduation of a Dietetic Technician associate degree program or acceptable college level training in Nutrition, and licensure by the State of Maine is required. American Dietetic Association accredited programs are preferred. Acquires 10 credits per year of continuing education to maintain technical skills and licensure credits.
• 1-6 months of orientation to acquire necessary familiarity with department policies and procedures.
• Interpersonal skills necessary to deal effectively and courteously with a diverse group of patients, staff and co-workers.
• Must possess a basic understanding of the metric system.
• Requires walking for approximately 80% of time as well as consistent attention to detail.
• Analytical skills necessary to evaluate food intakes, examine quality and accuracy of food served to patients according to diet prescriptions, and collect and compare data to estimated neeneeds identified by the RD.