Job Description

Job Title: Dietetic Technician II
Job ID: 720700
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
Department: Clinical Nutrition
Location: 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh PA 15213


Participates as a member of the multidisciplinary Patient Care Team to provide nutrition related expertise and education to meet the needs of a diverse patient population.  This position will be Monday-Friday, daylight hours, with rotating weekends and holidays.  This position will be located in Oakland. 

  • Appropriately addresses food and nutrition service issues and effectively resolves in a timely manner; anticipates service problems and proactively seeks to implement effective solutions.
  • Assists with the education, mentoring, and training of dietetic students/intern and new associates.
  • If required, assume the responsibilities of the Diet Clerk
  • If required, edits menus accurately in accordance to diet order, preferences, age specific needs, and the Diet Manual guidelines.
  • Lead one department inservice/initiative/professional contribution through to completion annually with the ability to actively endorse evidence based practice.
  • Participate in department based Quality Process Improvement activities.
  • Performs nutrition screening of patients and accurately assess nutrition risk levels per established criteria.
  • Plans menus and nourishments with patients to meet individual nutrition care needs in accordance with diet order, patient preferences, and allergies/intolerances, keeping patient satisfaction as a priority.
  • Provide appropriate basic nutrition education based upon patient/family learning needs and abilities.
  • Provide ongoing direct patient care to include nutrition assessment, plans and evaluating outcomes.
  • Serves as a liaison between patient food service and clinical nutrition to optimize patient care and patient satisfaction.


  • BS in Nutrition/Dietetics (must have completed a degree in the dietetics tract) with 1 year experience OR 
  • Associate Degree with 3 years clinical nutrition experience as a registered dietetic technician (DTR)
  • One year health care experience preferred including experience as warranted by the type of patient care to be delivered.
  • Skills: Analytical skills to assess, plan and evaluate outcomes. Interpersonal skills to effectively interact with a diverse population and collaborate in a team environment 
  • Strong knowledge base of diet and related medical nutrition therapies.
  • Sound nutrition education and counseling skills.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
For associate degree, CDR required. Completion of 5-10 CEU annually/50 CEU every 5 years.

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $15.13 to $23.82 / hour

Union Position: No

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