DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is technical work of a moderately complex nature which involves a responsibility for assisting a Dietitian or Nutritionist in the assessment, evaluation, planning and implementation of a nutritional care or food delivery program for clients in a variety of programs. Work is performed under direct supervision of a Dietitian or Nutritionist. Supervision may be exercised over subordinate dietary service employees. Performs related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)
Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of the nutritional value and composition of foods; good knowledge of the principles and practices of food preparation for individuals and large groups; working knowledge of the consultative process and the principles and practices of dietetics and diet therapy; working knowledge of modern principles and practices of sanitation and safety related to health care facility food preparation and service; skill in geriatric menu planning and food preparation; ability to instruct others in food nutrition and preparation; ability to follow oral and written instructions; ability to keep accurate records and reports; resourcefulness.
Associate’s degree or higher in Food and Nutrition, Dietetics, Dietetic Technology, Food Services Administration, or a closely related field.
PLEASE NOTE: Your degree must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education.
Current registration and certification issued by the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Commission on Dietetic Registration as a Nutrition and Dietetics Technician or Dietetic Technician, or current registration and certification issued by the Office of Professions, New York State Education Department, to practice as a Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist, may be required within a reasonable time period after appointment, depending upon assignment.
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