As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD CARER, and mentally-and medically - vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.The Food and Nutrition Department has an outstanding opportunity for a 100% FTE (40 hours per week), Day Shift, Dietetic Technician position. This position provides excellence in patient care in a fast paced, critical care hospital facility. The mission of Harborview Hospital puts patients first, pursuing excellence in patient care. The Dietetic Tech accurately screens patients for nutrition risk and under the supervision of the dietitian implements a care plan utilizing the appropriate standards of care. The Dietetic Tech also provides patient education and facilitates communication between patient and other members of the Food service Department. Key Responsibilities:Collect information on patient weight, diet history, and medical diagnosis to accurately screen and/or assist with the RD assessment of a patientProvide follow-up and nutrition education patients under the supervision of the registered dietitianAdheres to standards for screening and chartingIdentifies patient learning needs, barriers to learning, preferred learning styles and education levels and provides appropriate educationDemonstrates age specific competencies nutritional screening and intervention for different disease statesDemonstrates current clinical knowledge and skills and shows interest in professional developmentDemonstrates leadership by orienting new dietetic interns to hospital environment and technologyWorks effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary teamRequirements:An Associate's Degree in dietetics, food and nutrition or food services administration which meets the educational standards established by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics OR Eighteen months of experience in patient nutritional care AND 30 college credits in nutritional care including physiology and biochemistry
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.