? Completes nutritional assessments of consumers; obtains and reviews diet histories; develops individual nutrition plans as directed by doctors: and evaluates and documents diet changes and nutritional progress.
? Plans menus for standard and modified diets according to basic dietetic principles; assists in directing the preparation and service of food.
? Maintains sanitation and safety standards in the preparation, service, and storage of foods.
? Observes consumers during meal service, and checks on food waste and leftovers, to identify whether modifications need to be made to individual diets, menus, and/or portion control techniques.
? Participates in the quality improvement program in dietetic services.
? Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings to discuss individual plans of care.
? Prepares educational materials, and provides nutritional instruction to consumers and staff.
? Maintains records and prepares reports.
Possession of a current license to practice as a Dietitian in the State of Missouri.
DMH employees who have had a disciplinary action within the past 12 months will not be considered.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES
Knowledge of the principles and practices of dietetics and nutrition, and of food service systems management. Ability to complete nutritional assessments; develop recipes and plan menus; and interpret and follow doctors’ orders in the preparation of special diets. Ability to communicate effectively with staff and consumers.