Diet Technician in Gardena, CA at Memorial Hospital Of Gardena

Date Posted: 1/8/2022

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Job Description

Memorial Hospital of Gardena

Job Title: Diet Technician 

City: Gardena / State: California    


Varied Shifts

Varied Hours



Job Description and Job Responsibilites

Job Title: Diet Technician

Job Summary:

Performs low risk nutrition screens, aid in ensuring accurate & appropriate patient meal service, conducts food & drug interaction education as necessary.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Processes all dietary orders with thoroughness and accuracy. Record late trays.

  • Receives and transmits telephone messages in a pleasant and orderly manner.

  • Screens low risk patients and ensures patient’s cardex, Tube feeding list & snack lists are completed each morning and updated accordingly.

  • Posts calorie counts according to order received via computer. 

  • Communicates needed information to dietitians regarding diet consultations, diet instructions, calorie counts, etc.

  • Conducts food & drug interaction education.

  • Counts & reconciles with cafeteria cashier to ensure proper processing of cash after each meal service.

  • Check tray line for accuracy and quality.

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Behavioral Standards: 

  • Exhibits customer and service oriented behaviors in every day work interactions.

  • Demonstrates a courteous and respectful attitude to internal workforce and external customers.


  • Provides accurate and timely written and verbal communication of information in a manner that is understood by all.

  • Able to listen, understand, problem-solve,and carry-out duties to ensure the optimal outcome.

  • Able to use IT systems in an accurate and proficient manner.


  • Contributes toward effective, positive working relationships with internal and external colleagues.

  • Demonstrates cooperation, flexibility, reliability, and dependability in all daily work activities and a willingness to collaborate with others for the good of the customer and the organization.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in nutrition or certification diet technician required.

  • Prefer at least 1 to 2 years of current experience in an acute care setting


  • Certified Diet Technician preferred or Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition

ADA/Physical Demands:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Such accommodations must be requested by the employee/applicant in order to be considered.

  • Required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to fingers, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear; and may taste and smell.  The employee is regularly required to lift, push and/or pull weights in excess of 10 pounds, with assistance. Visual abilities, auditory abilities, must be intact to perform duties.