Our Dietary Technician job description includes the Administrative Assistant responsibilities, duties, skills, education, qualifications, and experience.
About the Dietary Technician role
A Dietary Technician is responsible for preparing and serving meals to patients, ensuring meals adhere to dietary restrictions, and providing nutrition education. They also assist in the planning, implementing, and evaluating of food services for patients.
The purpose of a Dietary Technician is to provide assistance to dietitians in the delivery of quality nutritional care. This includes assessing nutrition needs, educating patients and their families, and providing food service support. Dietary Technicians also assist with menu planning, food preparation, and food service management, as well as creating educational materials for nutrition programs.
Dietary Technician Summary
A Dietary Technician is responsible for providing nutritional care to patients in hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities. They work closely with dietitians and other health care professionals to create and implement individualized meal plans. They must have a strong knowledge of nutrition and food science and be able to accurately interpret dietary orders from dietitians. They must be able to record patient information, monitor patient progress, and adjust meal plans as needed. Additionally, they must be able to accurately calculate nutritional needs for each patient, prepare and serve meals, and ensure that dietary standards are met.
Dietary Technician Duties
- Prepare and serve food in accordance with prescribed diets
- Maintain records of food intake and diet changes
- Plan menus according to budget and nutrition requirements
- Instruct patients on dietary procedures and food selection
- Monitor patient's progress and report any changes to dietitian
- Adhere to safety and sanitation regulations
Dietary Technician Skills
- knowledge of nutrition and dietary principles
- ability to measure and monitor food intake
- ability to assess dietary needs of patients
- ability to prepare and serve food
- ability to maintain records of patient intake
- ability to work with medical and dietary staff
Dietary Technician Requirements
- High school diploma or GED
- Knowledge of nutrition and dietary practices
- Ability to prepare and serve food
- Good communication, organizational and customer service skills
- Experience in food preparation or dietary services
- Excellent communication skills
- Ability to multi-task
- Knowledge of kitchen safety
- Understanding of dietary guidelines