The Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System (CAVHCS) is a consolidated health care system that includes VA Medical Centers in Montgomery and Tuskegee Alabama as well as Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) in Dothan Alabama, Ft. Rucker Alabama, Monroeville, Alabama, Columbus Georgia and Montgomery VA Clinic. The primary duty station for this position is at the Tuskegee Campus. The Health Technician (Dietetics) works as a member of the administrative Nutrition and Food Services Team providing technical and administrative assistance to the clinical dietitian in the goal of patient and residential nutritional care of the medical center. The Health Technician (Dietetics) duties include, but are not be limited to the following: - Enter patient food preferences into the computer system. - Visits, calls, or sees appropriate patients and residents to obtain meal selections. - Enters food allergies, diet tolerances and religious and/or cultural food restrictions into the computer after consulting with the appropriate dietitian and/or dietetic technician. - Answers general questions regarding diet orders and menu restrictions to aid patients in selecting meal orders as appropriate and to address concerns of staff, patient, family and/or caregivers. - Obtain food preferences and provide the information on meal service and menus. - Assures complete data collection for each meal. - Adjusts tray tickets, nourishments or supplemental feedings via computer after discussion with patient, family member, dietitian or dietetic technician. - Process late trays and order additional trays for patients who arrive and have not cycled into the standard schedule. - Make meal rounds on assigned wards. - Respond to all problems regarding tray delivery. - Act as a liaison between the units and kitchen operations. - Make appropriate adjustments to patient diet patterns and take corrective action. - Communicate and treat customers in a courteous and respectful manner. - Perform other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: 5:00am to 1:30PM or 11:00 AM to 7:30PM Monday through Friday. Rotating weekends and holidays Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Health Technician (Dietetics)/PD39517A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.