Dietetic Technician Registered, Mesa Vista
Vivage Senior Living is recognized as a national leader driving high quality service for seniors, their families, and our employees. "Vivage" means "celebrating aging" inspiring our focus to create innovative and customer-driven models filled with personalized and meaningful living experiences. We are a senior health care, solution driven company servicing 30+ facilities in the state of Colorado.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU AS A VIVAGE EMPLOYEE?
Flexible working hours
Daily Pay Advance Option Available
Holiday Pay (when working on a major holiday)
Sick time pay accrual
Paid Time Off
Health, Dental, Vision, and More
OVERVIEW OF THE ROLE
The primary responsibility of your job position is to assist the Dietitian in planning, organizing, coordinating and evaluating the nutritional components of food services for the facility and to provide guidance to the Dietary Manager in the operations of the Food Service Department following the current federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations that govern long term care and assisted living facilities.
Completes clinical duties and documentation accurately and timely (i.e., nutritional assessments, quarterly progress notes, progress notes on nutritional risk residents, MDSs, RAPs, care plans, discharge plans) within scope of practice per the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Conducts resident interviews and processes diet orders.
Counsels residents, their family members and facility staff on sound nutritional practices to promote good health. Refers complicated nutrition counseling to the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.
Recommends nutrition interventions based on the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics scope of practice.
Adheres to the Nutrition Care Process per the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Assists with menus and diets that meet the nutritional needs of residents in accordance with state and federal regulations.
Participates in various meetings and committees as appointed by the Administrator. Evaluates and implements recommendations from the facility’s committee.
Meets with the Dietary Manager regularly and solicits advice from interdepartmental supervisors concerning the operation of the dietary department. Assists in identifying and correcting problem areas and/or improvements of services.
Contributes to budgetary cost control. Complies with Corporate purchasing contracts and programs.
Oversees and provides routine in-service education to staff.
Ensures adherence to quality assurance processes by routinely auditing (i.e., meal service, dining, safety, sanitation, test tray, meal satisfaction and clinical audits) the dietary areas and practices for compliance with current regulation and policies and reporting to the QA&A Committee.
Perform all other duties, as assigned.
THE MUST HAVES:
Credentialed as a Dietetic Technician Registered per the Commission on Dietetic Registration
Meets on-going continuing Dietetic Technician education requirements as established by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Be a graduate or a current student of an accredited course in dietetic training approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Registered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and/or licensed in Dietetics by the applicable state.
Must have, as a minimum, 3-5 years of dietary experience in long-term care either as a consultant or in a supervisory capacity.
Meets on-going continuing Dietetic Technician Registered education requirements as established by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Ability to pass a criminal background check as well as Colorado CAPS background check.
COVID Vaccine Required or Valid Exemption.
VIVAGE is an Equal Opportunity Employer
- Pay Type Hourly
- Min Hiring Rate $20.00
- Max Hiring Rate $25.00
- Required Education Certification