Wonderful place to learn, however, no room for me to advance.
Pros: helping others, learning about the dietetic field, working with wonderful people.
Cons: at times, the job could be very mentally demanding. being able to multi-task was an absolute necessity.
As a Dietetic Technician, there is no room for me to advance at St. Elizabeth hospital. I have learned a lot there about nutrition, therapeutic diets, hospital computer programs, and many skills on how to effectively communicate with patients about their diets, among others.
A typical day included helping hundreds of patients from two hospital locations – more... choose and receive meals according to their prescribed diets by talking directly to them over the phone. It also entailed entering in new or changed diets into the computer, making sure each patient recieved meals, adding supplements/tube feeding information into the computer system, and entering in patient selected menus.
The most enjoyable part of my job was helping others understand their prescribed diets. I felt a sense of pride knowing that I was able to utilize my nutrition and communication skills to help others achieve better quality of life through nutrition.
The hardest part of my job was time management. On days where the hospital count was high, I had to learn how to prioritize tasks to make the best use of my time there. – less