Nutritious Lifestyles, Inc. is currently seeking a qualified Dietetic Technician - Registered in Knoxville, TN.
Nutritious Lifestyles has been providing premier nutrition and foodservice consulting services since 1986. Nutritious Lifestyles offers competitive pay, flexibility, comprehensive training and professional and personal growth opportunities for the right candidate. Nutritious Lifestyles has opportunities in long-term care, pediatrics, home care, menu development and much more!
The primary duty of the Consultant Diet Technician is the provision of professional medical nutritional therapy for clients, which includes nutritional assessment, care planning, monitoring and revision of the care plan as indicated. The provision of medical nutrition therapy requires the use of professional discretion and judgment based on the dietitian’s specialized knowledge of medical nutrition therapy, chemistry, metabolism and biology under the guidance and direction of the Clinical Supervisor or Mentor, and a thorough understanding of the state and federal regulations. The diet technician develops plans of care that meet the clients’ needs in a creative way using independent judgment and knowledge of medical nutrition therapy and considers the clients’ medical, social and physical aspects and impairments using creative judgment under the direction and guidance from the Clinical Supervisor or Mentor.
The diet technician will also provide specialized guidance and monitoring of food purchasing, production and service, and food service sanitation, and provide information to each facility on budget, cost control, staffing, food quality and sanitation. The diet technician will provide management services and direct supervision of the dietary function during absence of the Dietary Manager and during emergencies. The provision of these services will require knowledge of the state and federal Food Codes and independent judgment and discretion based on the diet technician academic training and experience under the direction and guidance from the Clinical Supervisor or Mentor.
The diet technician serves as nutritional expert during the state and federal survey process, dealing with surveyors in a professional manner and using specialized knowledge and judgment in assisting the facility in demonstrating compliance with state and federal regulations and assisting in the development of nutritional plans of correction as needed under the guidance and direction of the Clinical Supervisor or Mentor.
The diet technician will conduct other services in each facility as contained in the contract between the facility and Nutritious Lifestyles, Inc., including assisting in kitchen administration, counseling and education of dietary staff.
1) Completion of specialized academic training in dietetics, including a minimum of a four year degree in food and nutrition science from an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) approved university and completion of either a CUP program, internship or Master's program (AP-4) approved by the AND.
2) Current Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist by the State of Florida.
3) One year of experience in food service management or clinical dietetics is preferred
For immediate consideration, call Alison at 813-504-0609 and/or submit resume.