Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top dozen medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Hospitals", UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The University of Washington 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. UWMC Nutrition Department has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time, weekends and every other Monday, DIETETIC TECHNICIAN. The Nutrition Department of UWMC provides excellence in patient care in a fast paced, critical care hospital facility. The mission of the UWMC Hospital puts patients first pursuing excellence in patient careThe Dietetic Technician accurately screens patients for nutrition risk and under the supervision of the dietitian implements a care plan utilizing the appropriate standards of care. Provides patient education and facilitates communication between patient and other members of the Food Service Department. RESPONSIBILITIES:Collect information on patient weight, diet history, and medical diagnosis to accurately screen and/or assist with the RD assessment of a patient.Provide follow-up and nutrition education patients under the supervision of the registered dietitian.Adheres to standards for screening and charting.Identifies patient learning needs, barriers to learning, preferred learning styles and education levels and provides appropriate education.Demonstrates age specific competencies nutritional screening and intervention for different disease states.Demonstrates current clinical knowledge and skills and shows interest in professional development.Demonstrates leadership by orienting new dietetic interns to hospital environment and technology.Works effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSAn Associate Degree from an accredited program offering training as a dietetic technician and Registration as a diet technicianOREquivalent education/experience.
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.