Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Fort Belvoir, VA (US)
Health Technician, 04/19/2004 - current
1. Maintains control of inpatient meal orders and room service menus. Accepts meal and nourishment orders from patients, nursing staff and guests by phone and in person. Fields all patient calls and ensures proper documentation for all orders is accomplished. Checks the electronic medical record (i.e. Essentris) for prescribed diet order, and confirms the correct information has imported to the nutrition software program (i.e. Computrition); enters data into nutrition software program if electronic importation has not been accomplished. Educates patients on proper meal ordering procedures and of dietary restrictions related to their prescribed diet order. Assists patients in planning daily menus based on their prescribed diet order, food tolerances and medical condition. Uses established meal plans to limit Carbohydrate Choices of diabetic patients. Tracks menu selections for designated nutrients to keep patients within limits established by prescribed diet orders. Completes patient menus using computerized system. If the computerized system is not available, can manually write menu for all modified and regular diets. Prepares daily patient census worksheet by listing the total number of patients served by diet order (regular, modified, liquid, NPO, TPN/enteral) for each meal. Provides the Room Service Ambassadors with the correct room service menu for each patient upon admission and when there is a diet order change.
Diploma, General Studies
Dunbar Senior High School, 1999, Washington, DC (US)