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Nutrition Technician - FT/Variable

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Nutrition Technician - FT/VariableSAD004112


Statement / Position Summary

This position requires the full
understanding and active participation in fulfilling the mission of Saddleback
Medical Center. It is expected that the employee demonstrate behavior
consistent with our core values: Integrity, Accountability, Best Practices,
Compassion and Synergy. The employee shall support Saddleback Medical Centers
strategic plan and participate in and advocate performance improvement/patient
safety activities.

Nutrition Technicians assist patients with meal selections both in person and
over the phone. They are responsible for educating patients on their diet and
ensuring that they follow their diet order. The Nutrition Technician
coordinates various aspects of our meal service and works closely with our
Registered Dietitians and Registered Diet Technicians.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities of the Job

  • Coordinate and perform patient menu selection and correction for meals and nourishments via Call Center, processing selections and meal production tickets via Computrition
  • Receive calls to input menu selections into Computrition consistent with Diet Order in Epic
  • Communication with Dietitians or Diet Technicians regarding patients needing review of menu selections to ensure nutritional adequacy when needed
  • Communication with Kitchen production staff and Room Service Hosts regarding special requests
  • Perform Computrition, Epic and Outlook and other computer applications used in the department
  • Assist Room Service Hosts, Food Service Workers and Nutrition Technicians as needed; will be cross-trained
  • Acquire and maintain current nutrition knowledge
  • Address the age specific needs of all populations served
  • Incumbents with DTR status may assist Clinical Diet Technician as assigned
  • Ability to be at work and be on time
  • Ability to follow company policies, procedures and directives
  • Ability to interact in a positive and constructive manner
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask


Essential Job Outcomes

  • Calls will be received and processed timely for meal selections
  • Meal selections will be input into Computrition accurately and compliant with Diet Order in Epic, Nutrition Technician will provide nutrition education regarding diet order as needed

  • Kitchen tickets for non-select meals will be printed timely for meal production

  • Communication with patient and/or families will be friendly, easy to understand and positive following scripting guidelines and Simply Better expectations

  • Timely and effective communication with Dietitians, Diet Techs, Nursing, and Food Production Staff regarding patient meal service, special requests, and special needs

  • Assists Room Service Hosts and Food Service Workers as needed to ensure timely and accurate production and delivery of meals to patients, including tube feedings and infant formulas

  • Computrition and Epic reports will be produced and distributed accurately, including insulin and food allergy reports.

  • Practice proper infection control procedures according to department polic


  • Recent experience in an acute care hospital food service department and/or call center setting preferred.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and written in English.
  • Excellent organization and prioritization skills necessary.
  • Basic computer proficiency skills.


    Completion of college course in Introductory Nutrition preferred
    Completion of college course in Therapeutic Nutrition preferred
    Associate or Bachelor degree in Nutrition or Dietetics preferred
    Knowledge of medical terminology and abbreviations
    Certification as a Registered Diet Technician desirable

Primary Location

: United States-California-Laguna Hills

Work Locations

: SMMC-SMMC Hospital 24451 Health Center Drive Laguna Hills Laguna Hills 92653


: Full-time

Job Posting

: May 6, 2022, 9:34:58 PMDepartment Name: Kitchen

Job ID: 1413943330583966740



Nutrition Technician - FT/Variable

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