Registered Diet Technician
at Northbay Healthcare

Date Posted: 7/17/2019

Job Description

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Registered Diet Technician
Full Time, FTE:  1
NorthBay Medical Center
Fairfield, CA

Job Summary:

The Dietetics Technician reports to the Clinical Nutrition Manager and is a registered DTR who provides structured education to patients and their family’s related to chronic health care issues under the supervision of a Registered Dietitian.  Primary teaching responsibilities will address heart failure and COPD.  Heart failure and COPD education will include: nutritional management, healthy coping and problem solving skills related to the diagnosis.



Education: 

  1. Completion of one of the following paths:
  • Successful completion of a Dietetic Technician Program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy, that includes 450 hours of supervised practice experience in various community-based programs, health care and foodservice facilities and has completed at least a two year associate's degree at a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.
  • Coursework typically includes fundamentals of nutrition and nutrition across the lifespan, applied food science and techniques of food preparation, foodservice systems management, chemistry, and physiology, microbiology applied to food safety, human resource management, communications, and business.
  • ACEND is the accrediting agency for dietetics education programs and is recognized by the United States Department of Education as the accrediting agency for education programs that prepare dietetics practitioners. For more information regarding the academic requirements and supervised practice for NDTRs, refer to ACEND's website at www.eatrightACEND.org.
  • Completion of a Baccalaureate degree granted by a U.S. regionally accredited college/university, or foreign equivalent, and completion of a ACEND Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD), and completion of an ACEND-accredited Dietetic Technician supervised practice program.
  • Successful completion of coursework in an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics and completion of at least a bachelor's degree at a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.

Licensure and Certifications:

  1. After completing the degree and dietetics coursework, successful completion of the Registration Examination for Dietetic Technicians, a national credentialing examination, administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) is required

Experience, Knowledge, and Skills:

  1. Acute care experience preferred, patient education experience preferred. 
  2. Must have knowledge of the skill necessary to perform patient and family education in a one on one setting as well as a classroom setting. 
  3. Must be able to develop a curriculum, patient education materials and evaluation tool.
  4. Computer skills desired. 
  5. Must demonstrate and maintain current knowledge and skill in providing education for patients in the following age groups: Geriatric, Adult, and Young Adult. 

Other:

  1. The NorthBay Way is a set of value-based behaviors that are to be consistently demonstrated and role modeled by all employees that work at NorthBay Healthcare.
  2. The NorthBay Way principles consist of Caring, Communication, Collaboration, and Competence.


This position supports both NBMC and VVH

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Fairfield, CA
  • Job Type: Health Care
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 7/17/2019

About Us

At NorthBay Healthcare, we are committed to upholding the health, wellness, and vitality of the California community members throughout Solano County and beyond. Tracing our roots back to 1960, we are the area’s only locally-based, locally-managed non-profit healthcare organization. Our presence as a leader in innovative healthcare solutions is made possible by a talented team of professionals who enjoy making a difference as well as a living. We call it “The NorthBay Way.” The principles that lead our work include:

  • Caring– be friendly, be helpful; treat others in the way they want to be treated. Be compassionate; demonstrate genuine concern for the well-being of others. Affirm the worth and potential of others, and encourage caring behaviors.
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  • Competence – take personal responsibility for uncompromising levels of service, quality, and safety. Be accountable for problems that cross your path: do whatever it takes to do the right thing. Manage resources with prudence and responsibility; encourage innovation and risk-taking in others. Engage in lifelong learning to grow more skilled, professionally and personally.

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