Nutrition - Baystate Health

Req#: R29528
Category(s): Allied Health Clinical Professional, Nutrition
Full Time / Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: First

Baystate Health, a nationally recognized leader in healthcare quality and safety, and home to Baystate Rehabilitation, a comprehensive rehab program providing services throughout western Massachusetts is looking for a full time Diet Technician, Registered Inpatient to join our team in Springfield, MA.

DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION:

  • Teamwork, flexibility, peer support

SCHEDULE:

  • Full time – 40 hours
  • Monday- Friday – 8:00am – 4:30 pm

LOCATION:

  • BMC Main Campus
  • 759 Chestnut Street
  • Springfield, MA

THE ADVANTAGES OF WORKING WITH BAYSTATE!

  • Excellent Compensation High-quality, low-cost medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Generous PTO – up to 25 days in the first year, with scheduled earned increases
  • Continuing education support and reimbursement
  • First Time Home Buyers Financial Packages
  • Farm Share Memberships
  • 403b retirement company match & annual company contribution increase based on years of service
  • Free money coach advice from a certified professional
  • Wellbeing programs that include but are not limited to mental, physical, and financial health
  • Pet, home, auto and personal insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Reimbursement for a variety of wellbeing activities, included but limited to gym membership and equipment, personal trainer, massage and so much more!
  • Wellbeing programs that include but are not limited to mental, physical, and financial health
  • Onsite parking (Wing, Noble and BFMC posting only)

Baystate Health, western Massachusetts’ only academic center and tertiary care provider has a long and proud tradition of continuous learning and improvement. We educate and train hundreds of healthcare workers every year and advance knowledge about new approaches to care. At Baystate Health we know that treating one another with dignity and equity is what elevates respect for our patients and staff.  We are committed to increasing diverse representation across our organization. Together our inspired and compassionate teams manage the whole health needs of all communities in need.  

Job Summary: 

Under the general supervision of the department leadership and Registered Dietitian (RD) partner, the Diet Technician provides food and nutrition services to patients. Primary responsibilities include conducting nutrition screening and routine nutrition assessments, developing and implementing nutrition care plans for assigned patients, providing individualized or group nutrition education, monitoring the quality and accuracy of food served to patients, and maintaining professional competency and skills required for professional practice.

Job Responsibilities: 

1) Demonstrates organizational skills that maintain safe delivery of the standard of care for assigned patients/families. Manages own assignment by delegating effectively based on patient needs and abilities of team members when indicated.

2) Conducts accurate age-appropriate nutrition screen and assessment; leverages patient/family strengths to enhance patient-centered care; develops, implements, and evaluates the patient's individualized care plan.

Adheres to Nutrition Care Process:

-Applies critical thinking skills and integrates current clinical evidence and/or cultural/religious needs to identify nutrition problems accurately.

-Develops interdisciplinary patient/family-centered care plan and determines monitoring/evaluation methods.

Seeks assistance from RD partner or delegate to RD partner where appropriate.

3) Develop and provide effective therapeutic diet education to patients/families utilizing appropriate resources and teaching methods.

4) Demonstrates caring practice that creates a compassionate, supportive, and therapeutic environment for patients and staff. Respects patient/family dignity and privacy in all patient/family interactions. Establishes and maintains mutual trust within the dietitian-patient/family relationship and engages patient/family participation in care.  

   

5) Documents nutrition screening/assessments, interventions, and monitoring/evaluation according to policy.

6) Adheres to practice guidelines: a) utilizes standards of care, policies, and procedures to support clinical decision-making; b) seeks guidance from appropriate resources; c) demonstrates knowledge of performance improvement initiatives.

7) Addresses patient experience concerns promptly and objectively. Escalates to leadership as needed.

8) Recognizes ethical dilemmas within one's practice area and utilizes available resources to intervene appropriately. Seeks guidance from the RD partner where appropriate.

9) Participates in a departmental committee.

10) Serves as a resource and provides nutrition education to the interdisciplinary team members and the community.

11) Respect diverse views and approaches and maintain an environment of professionalism, tolerance, civility, and acceptance toward all employees, patients, and visitors.

12) Demonstrates practical communication skills: written and verbal.

13) Completes annual competencies and mandatory education requirements.

14) Demonstrates progress in meeting professional goals.

15) Adheres to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics professional code of ethics.

Skills and Competencies: 

Baystate Health required competencies per department.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Associate of Arts

  • Registered Dietician Certification

  • Preferred Education

    Bachelor's Degree –Food & Nutrition, Dietetics, Human Nutrition or related field

    Required Work Experience: 

    1 year or more previous experience in clinical nutrition

We strive to be the place where we can help you build the career you deserve – apply today – YOU belong at Baystate!

OUR COMPENSATION PHILOSOPHY

We offer competitive total compensation that includes pay, benefits, and other recognition programs for our employees. The base pay range shown above considers the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including knowledge/skills; relevant experience and training; education/certifications/licensure; and other business and organizational factors. This base pay range does not include our comprehensive benefits package and any incentive payments that may be applicable to this role.

You Belong At Baystate

At Baystate Health we know that treating one another with dignity and equity is what elevates respect for our patients and staff. It makes us not just an organization, but also a community where you belong. It is how we advance the care and enhance the lives of all people.

DIVERSE TEAMS. DIVERSE PATIENTS. DIVERSE LOCATIONS.

Education:

Associate of Arts (Required), Bachelor of Arts

Certifications:

Registered Dietician – Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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