Job Description

Payroll Title:
La Jolla Nutrition Services
Hiring Salary Range
Per Union Contract
La Jolla Medical Center
Appointment Type:
Per Diem
Appointment Percent:
EX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Variable, 8 hrs/day, Sunday-Saturday

As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#118092 Dietetic Technician, Per Diem

Filing Deadline: Mon 8/22/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy


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.

This position also works in the sensitive area of NICU preparing breastmilk and formula for infants. The DTR is also an active participant in nutritional care of adult patients. The DTR works closely with the Dietitian in screening, educating and carrying out nutritional interventions, documenting all encounter in the electronic medical record.


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

  • Must possess knowledge of safe food preparation and handling techniques.

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

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

  • Must have excellent communication and customer service skills.

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


  • Diet Technician Registered (DTR).
  • Associate's Degree in Dietetic/Foods or Nutrition.
  • One (1) year of clinical nutrition experience.


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

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

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, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

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