New York State Civil Service Dietitian Technician, Bronx Psychiatric Center, P16599 in New York, New York

Minimum QualificationsSatisfactory completion of an approved two-year full-time course in the field of dietetics with emphasis on nutritional care or food service management.

Duties DescriptionDUTIES (will include but not be limited to):

  • Prepare and maintain patients’ dietary histories as part of their nutritional care and overall treatment plans.

  • Assist dietitians in implementing and monitoring individual eight control programs prescribed by physicians.

  • Assist professional dietitians in providing patients with proper nutrition and special diets.

  • Within the context of the prescribed diet plan and taking information from a diet manual, provides dietary and nutritional information to faculty staff, community based staff and to patients and their families.

  • Supervise kitchen and food service staff, including cooks by providing advice and guidance in the preparation and serving of food including special diets, and in the implementation of sanitary standards.

  • Inspects dining room and reports problems to the supervisor.

  • Prepares orders and requisitions; assist in receiving and maintaining records.

  • Responsible for diet office, weekly menus and tickets.

  • Assist dietitians in planning and making arrangements for holiday and other special patient functions.

  • Assist in the in-service training.

Additional CommentsBackground Investigation/Justice Center Review: Prospective appointees will be: 1) Checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from appointment and may have their names removed from the eligible list(s) for the title(s) if applicable. 2) Investigated through a Criminal Background Check (CBC), which includes State and federal Criminal History Record Checks. All convictions must be reported; conviction of a felony or misdemeanor, or any falsified or omitted information on the prospective appointee’s employment application, may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment. Each case will be determined on its own merits, consistent with the applicable provisions of State and federal laws, rules, and regulations. Prospective employees will be fingerprinted in order to obtain a record of their criminal history information, and may be required to pay any necessary fees. 3) Screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees may be required to pay any necessary fees. Additionally, prospective employees whose names are indicated on the SCR may be barred from appointment.


  • Ability to comprehend, interpret and apply proper standards of cleanliness, sanitation and safety in relation to the storage, preparation and serving of food.

  • Ability to communicate advice and instructions concerning proper diets and general nutrition to food service staff and to patients and their families.

  • Ability to prepare and maintain accurate, standard dietary records and reports.

This position is eligible for the Downstate Adjustment of $3,026.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Agency: Mental Health, Office of

Title: Dietitian Technician, Bronx Psychiatric Center, P16599

Occupational Category: Health Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade: 11

Bargaining Unit: ISU - Institutional Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary Range: From $37998 to $46573 Annually

Employment Type: Full-Time

Appointment Type: Permanent

Jurisdictional Class: Non-competitive Class

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