Porterville Developmental Center
$3214 - $4026/month
Job Description and Duties
Under the direction of an Assistant Director of Dietetics, the
Dietetic Technician (Safety) is responsible for assisting Clinical
Dietitians in the development and implementation of nutritional
care plans for the patient population in the State hospitals;
monitoring patients' tolerance and acceptance of the diet;
developing and presenting training programs for food service staff;
and doing other related work.
This class is distinguished from other Dietetic Technician
classifications by the custody requirements imposed by the forensic
nature of the patients in the State hospitals and by the security
features of these facilities.
This is a 12 month limited-term position which may be extended
to 24 months or may become permanent.
Physical Demands: Must possess and maintain sufficient strength,
agility, endurance, and sensory ability to perform the duties
contained in the duty statement. Extensive use of telephones,
computers, and other office equipment. May require continuous
walking and standing within an 8-hour period, and prolonged sitting
in front of a computer. Occasional test kitchen assignments will
require use of kitchen equipment. Work site audits may require
visits to unit kitchens and client dining areas.
Typical Working Conditions: Requires working with all levels of
personnel within the organization. Incumbents will be exposed to
all Clinical and Support services areas of the facility. Incumbents
must have the ability and knowledge to use a personal computer.
Ongoing interaction with facility personnel, stakeholders, vendors,
etc. Position requires problem solving skills and ability to
communicate effectively. Travel may be required. May work around
wet surfaces. As situations arise, may be required to work extended
hours or alternate shifts/days as necessary to complete required
work. Like all employees of Porterville Developmental Center, may
have contact with clients who have unpredictable behaviors and may
be required to assist as trained with client containment/restraint.
Potential exposure to communicable diseases, body fluids,
pesticides and cleaning chemicals.