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What will you be doing in this role?
The Registered Diet Tech (DTR) provides nutrition care services to patients under the guidance of a Registered Dietitian (RD) and within scope of practice and ADA Practice Standards. The Diet Tech assists the Clinical Dietitian in the screening and evaluation of the nutrition care needs of patients, development of nutritional care plans, diet counseling, and recordkeeping. DTR's may supervise patient food service production and service under supervisory guidance. Meets the food and service expectations of patients and visitors. Performs all job duties with sensitivity and attention to the special population(s) served. DTR's will interact effectively with inter- and/or intra-department medical and support personnel to meet patient care goals and provide timely response to requests.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides quality services based on patients expectations and needs
Interviews patients to obtain and verify information. Demonstrates appropriate patient interview techniques.
Reviews diet orders as part of the evaluation process. Explain menu modifications/substitutions to patients
Demonstrates knowledge of nutrition risk factors
DTR's provides direct care to individual patients on designated units in the inpatient acute care setting
B.A./B.S. in Dietetics, Nutrition or related field
Registered by Commission on Dietetic Registration (DTR) or eligible to take the National Registration exam.
Experience in healthcare food and nutrition service operations and/or as a diet aide, or comparable experience preferred.
Excellent customer service and communication skills.
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major t...eaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.