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#92450 Diet Tech, Per Diem

Filing Deadline: Wed 3/28/2018


Under the supervision of Clinical Dietitian, the Diet Tech is responsible for basic nutrition care and education of hospital patients. The Diet Tech collects necessary nutrition screening information and assists in identifying patients at nutrition risk. Check all modified menus for accuracy using approved Diet Manual.


  • Diet Technician Registered (DTR)

  • One (1) relevant experience, preferably in a hospital, nursing care facility, or other comparable healthcare environment.

  • Possess knowledge of safe food preparation and handling techniques.

  • Possess knowledge of nutritional food values, meal planning and therapeutic menu processes.

  • Must possess basic computer knowledge.

  • Must have excellent communication and customer service skills.

  • Demonstrates sound critical thinking as often works independently with minimal direct supervision.


  • Associate's Degree in Dietetic/Foods or Nutrition.
  • One (1) year clinical nutrition experience.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).


  • Will be provided hospital scrub attire for the work area.
  • Appropriate attire for compliance with infection control recommendations will be required.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

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UC San Diego Health Sys
Payroll Title:
Nutritional Services - Patient Services
Hiring Salary Range
Per Union Contract
Hillcrest Medical Center
Appointment Type:
Per Diem
Appointment Percent:
EX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Variable, 8 hrs/day, Mon - Sun


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