CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Dietetic Technicians

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Dietetic
Benchmark Title: Dietetic Technicians
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Assist in the provision of food service and nutritional programs, under the supervision of a dietitian. May plan and produce meals based on established guidelines, teach principles of food and nutrition, or counsel individuals. Observe patient food intake and report progress and dietary problems to dietician.
 
Prepare a major meal, following recipes and determining group food quantities.
 
Analyze menus and recipes, standardize recipes and test new products.
 
Supervise food production and service, or assist dietitians and nutritionists in food service supervision and planning.
 
Obtain and evaluate dietary histories of individuals to plan nutritional programs.
 
Plan menus and diets or guide individuals and families in food selection, preparation, and menu planning, based upon nutritional needs and established guidelines.
 
Determine food and beverage costs and assist in implementing cost control procedures.
 
Develop job specifications, job descriptions, and work schedules.
 
Select, schedule, and conduct orientation and in-service education programs.
 
Provide dietitians with assistance researching food, nutrition and food service systems.
 
Deliver speeches on diet, nutrition and health to promote healthy eating habits and illness prevention and treatment.
 
Refer patients to other relevant services to provide continuity of care.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Dietetic
Benchmark Title: Dietetic Technicians
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Food Production Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 
Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
 
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Dietetic
Benchmark Title: Dietetic Technicians
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Systems Analysis Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
 
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
 
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Dietetic
Benchmark Title: Dietetic Technicians
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Auditory Attention The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
 
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
 
Time Sharing The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
 
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
 
Hearing Sensitivity The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Dietetic
Benchmark Title: Dietetic Technicians
 
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
Appointment scheduling software Calendar and scheduling software
 
Axxya Systems Nutritionist Pro software Analytical or scientific software
 
CBORD Nutrition Service Suite Medical software
 
Computrition Nutrition Care Management NCM Select Medical software
 
CyberSoft NutriBase software Data base user interface and query software
 
Cybersoft Primero Software Suite Enterprise resource planning ERP software
 
Desktop publishing software Desktop publishing software
 
DietMaster Systems Clinical Nutrition Data base user interface and query software
 
ESHA Research The Food Processor Analytical or scientific software
 
Food Service Solutions FoodCo Inventory management software
 
Gnutrition Analytical or scientific software
 
LunchByte Systems NUTRIKIDS Enterprise resource planning ERP software
 
Microsoft Access Data base user interface and query software
 
Microsoft Outlook Electronic mail software
 
Microsoft Word Word processing software
 
NutriGenie Optimal Nutrition Analytical or scientific software
 
Patient electronic medical record EMR software Medical software
 
Presentation software Presentation software
 
Spreadsheet software Spreadsheet software
 
The Nutrition Company FoodWorks Analytical or scientific software
 
USDA Child Nutrition Database Data base user interface and query software
 
ValuSoft MasterCook Data base user interface and query software
 
Web browser software Internet browser software
 
eTritionWare software Enterprise resource planning ERP software
 
Body-fat calipers Skinfold calipers
 
Commercial kitchen food slicers Commercial use food slicers
 
Commercial kitchen knives Commercial use cutlery
 
Commercial kitchen microwave ovens Commercial use microwave ovens
 
Commercial kitchen mixers Commercial use mixers
 
Commercial kitchen ovens Commercial use ovens
 
Commercial kitchen stoves Commercial use ranges
 
Desktop computers Desktop computers
 
Food scales Commercial use scales
 
Laptop computers Notebook computers
 
Medical floor scales Patient floor scales
 
Medical measuring tapes Medical tape measures
 
Personal computers Personal computers
 
Programmable calculators Calculators or accessories
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Dietetic
Benchmark Title: Dietetic Technicians
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
On-the-Job Training Over 1 month, up to and including 3 months
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training Up to and including 1 month
 
On-the-Job Training Anything beyond short demonstration, up to and including 1 month
 
Required Level of Education Less than a High School Diploma
 
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Dietetic
Benchmark Title: Dietetic Technicians
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Certified Dietary Manager (CDM)
Certified Food Protection Professional (CFPP)
Clinical Dietetic Technician
Cook
Cook Chill Technician (CCT)
Diet Assistant
Diet Clerk
Diet Tech (Dietetic Technician)
Diet Technician Registered (DTR)
Dietary Aide
Dietary Assistant
Dietary Cook
Dietary Manager
Dietary Supervisor
Dietary Technician
Dietetic Assistant
Dietician Assistant
Food Service Supervisor
Food Service Technician
Menu Planner
Nutrition Counselor
Nutrition Technician
Registered Diet Technician
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Dietetic
Benchmark Title: Dietetic Technicians
 
 
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