DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Under general supervision, interprets diet prescriptions in the planning and preparation of menus and diets for individuals at Choate Mental Health Center; plans and directs the preparation of all diets; participates in the habilitation planning process; trains professional and paraprofessional staff with regard to proper nutrition and dietary requirements. Verifies compliance with Joint Commission and Public Health Standards, as well as, the Center’s and Department of Human Services (OHS) policies and procedures regarding nutrition and dietary needs.
Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of college with courses in dietetics. Requires possession of a current Food Service Sanitation Certificate issued by the Illinois Department of Public Health, or requires possession of a Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) certification from n program accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Conference for Food Protection (CFP). Requires licensure as a dietitian nutritionist by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. This class is included as an Upward Mobility Program credential title.
***This requirement is set forth in the Dietitian Nutritionist Practice Act (225 ILCS 30).