Dietician

Part-Time
Wadsworth Glen Health Care and Rehabilitation Center - Middletown, CT
Posted 3 weeks ago

We are hiring a Dietician to join our dynamic care team at Wadsworth Glen at Middletown!

Flexible schedule. 24 hours per week.

Working with our team and residents will give you purpose in your professional and personal life.

Here at Athena Health Care Systems, our employees are the heart of our organization, and we take immense pride in their dedication. We are not only committed to delivering high-quality care and customer service to our patients and their families, but we also aspire to be the employer of choice. We strive to create a workplace where your skills and talents are nurtured to allow you to grow within the company.

As a Dietician, you assist in planning, organizing, developing and operation of the Dining Services Department in accordance with federal, state, and local standards, guidelines and regulations governing our facility and as may be directed by the Director of Dining Services, Director of Nurses or Administrator to assure that quality nutritional services are provided on a daily basis and that the dietary department is maintained in a clean, safe and sanitary manner.

Education and Experience:

  • Must possess as a minimum, a Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics from an accredited college or university.
  • Must possess a current registration as dietician by the Committee of Dietetic Registration.
  • A minimum one (1) year experience in a supervisory capacity in a hospital, skilled nursing care facility or other related medical facility preferred.
  • Training in cost control, food management, diet therapy, etc., preferred.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Meet sanitation standards.
  • Must be able to provide point of service meal delivery.
  • Follow therapeutic diets guidelines, including proper temperature and serving time.
  • Educate department staff in all aspects of dietary functions.
  • Assure the planning, preparation and serving of all therapeutic diets.
  • Oversee that sufficient inventory is maintained according to policy and procedure including emergency supply.
  • Formulate menu planning within accepted therapeutic guidelines.
  • Assure that menus are accurately adhered to and appropriate substitutes are made per policy.
  • Ensure quality and quantity of all food delivery.
  • Demonstrate correct safety techniques.
  • Is knowledgeable in and ensures staff comply with privacy practices to protect residents’ health information.

Specific Requirements:

  • Must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language.
  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
  • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public.
  • Must be knowledgeable of dining service procedures as well as related laws, regulations and guidelines governing dietary functions in the long-term care facility.
  • Must possess leadership ability and willingness to work harmoniously with and supervise professional and non-professional personnel.
  • Must have the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, procedures, etc., of the Dining Service Department.
  • Must maintain the care and use of supplies, equipment, etc., and maintain the appearance of the dining service areas; must perform regular inspections of dietary services areas for sanitation, order, safety and proper performance of assigned duties.
  • Must have patience, tact, cheerful disposition and enthusiasm as well as be willing to handle residents based on whatever maturity level they are currently functioning.
  • Must be able to read and interpret dietary cost reports, financial data, etc.
  • Must be able to relate information concerning the resident’s condition.
  • Must participate in planning and conducting inservice educational programs.

About Athena Health Care Systems:

Wadsworth Glen is managed by Athena Health Care Systems. Athena Health Care Systems, headquartered in Connecticut, has been a pioneer in delivering exceptional healthcare services since its establishment in 1984. Operating nursing homes across Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, Athena stands out as one of the premier and highly regarded providers of skilled nursing centers in Southern New England. Through our commitment to improving both the lives of our residents and the quality of our environments, we have transformed our managed facilities into thriving communities where residents enjoy an enhanced quality of life, and employees find a fulfilling and supportive work environment.

Become a vital part of our team committed to delivering exceptional care to the residents we serve.

Athena’s Benefits:

  • Competitive and Weekly Pay
  • Holiday Pay for Hourly and Salaried Employees
  • Overtime Pay for Hourly Employees
  • Career Advancement Opportunities
  • Exclusive Employer Discount Program

Benefits Available for Eligible Team Members:

  • Employer Paid Life Insurance
  • 401(k) with Employer Match
  • Vacation and Personal Time
  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Health insurance among the lowest employee contributions in the state (Employee Contributions as low as $12.00 for singles & $39.00 for families)

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. Athena Health Care Systems and its managed centers follow federal and state mandatory guidelines regarding staff vaccinations; our vaccination policy requires all newly hired staff, regardless of position or work location, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they receive an approved exemption from Athena, except where prohibited by state law.

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