Responsible for menu planning, meeting diet requirements of residents, registrants of ADC and resident/registrant care planning and documentation: serves as the facility expert on matters related to nutritional services, supervises work of Diet Technician.
Maintains working knowledge of Federal regulations and New York State Health Department Code, Rules and Regulations regarding nutritional services in a long term care setting.
Serves as a nutritional consultant for the Administrator, Supervisor Dietary Services, and medical, nursing and other facility staff.
Assists with the development and annual review and updating of nutritional policies and procedures and Diet Handbook
Conducts in-service programs for dietary and facility staff and residents upon request.
Attends all Resident Care Planning meetings and prepares nutritional plan of care tor the Interdisciplinary Care Plans, and is responsible for proper documentation and preparation of initial assessments, dietary progress notes, and discharge summaries for all residents
Assumes preparation and updating of computerized nutritional information about resident/registrants; ensures that studies are conducted as required; monitors appetite, weight and lab values of resident/registrant on an ongoing basis ;monitors supplemental nourishment acceptance.
Cooperates with other disciplines in solving appetite and eating problems of residents/registrants.
Assists with the development and maintenance of a computerized identification system to assure residents/registrants receive diets as ordered.
Offers nutritional counseling for residents/registrants and their family members or sponsors.
Reviews physician orders for diet, and confirms diet requirements in Medical Record
Charts weights or residents/registrants; monitors for weight gain or loss.
Prepares recipe file and menu cycles in cooperation with the Nutritional Services Director; prepares computerized nutritional assessments of menu, and diet production schedules for use by kitchen staff.
Strives to accommodate the personal likes and dislikes of residents/registrants, or cultural and religious preferences in food service and menu planning through the use of computerized resident/registrant profiles.
Attends the following meetings: Resident/registrant Care Plan, Quality Assurance, Daily Stand Up, and Quality Assessment and Review
Supervises work and is responsible for training Diet Technicians.
Performs all job duties according to safety rules and practices required of this job position, and as requires to ensure the general safety of staff, residents/registrants and visitors of this facility.
Generates and develops ides, which improve the quality of care for residents/registrants or increases job productivity and satisfaction. Encourages involvement and recognizes staff for making exceptional contributions.
Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
Registered Dietitian status, annual participation in continuing dietetic education program, and membership in the American Dietetic Association required.