Clinical Dietetic Technician

Position Details

Department: PCH-MAIN | IP Nutrition
Category: Patient Care Svcs(Tech & Asst)
Location: Phoenix
Employee Type: PRN
Posting #: 818174
Posted On: 2/21/2024

Position Summary

Posting Note: This position is currently being offered as PRN (as-needed) basis and will be scheduled to work 2-3 days per week, including weekends to support the 24/7 operation of the hospital. This position will work closely with our nutrition team to provide services needed for our patients.

Performs a variety of functions to provide high quality nutritional care to patients from infants to adults. Responsible for handling the day-to-day nutrition care for patients in support of the dietitian. Participates in patient screening, assessments, calorie counts, documentation into the medical record, educations, menu development, and various other projects as needed. Supports the mission and vision of Phoenix Children`s Hospital.

Position Duties

  1. Screens patients for nutritional risk by gathering data to establish nutrition status criteria in accordance with established age specific standards for growth and development.
  2. Calculates nutrient intakes on calorie counts; documents findings to patient`s medical record to ensure timely availability for coordination of care plan.
  3. Clarifies diet and nourishment prescriptions with the registered dietitian or medical team.
  4. Works closely with patients and families to provide optimal nutrition, including creating customized menus, according to age, development, allergies, medical condition and individual needs and preferences.
  5. Under supervision of Registered Dietitian, performs limited nutritional assessment of patients; formulates nutrition care plan.
  6. Performs basic diet and individualized nutrition program education to patients and families to ensure thorough understanding of program.
  7. Participates in a variety of department based and hospital sponsored educational programs to maintain skills and competencies.
  8. Works cooperatively with own and other departments to continuously improve the quality of services provided.
  9. Actively participates in staff and team meetings; assists in decision making to ensure complete and appropriate information is shared among/between patient care team.
  10. Demonstrates excellent customer service and adapts to unanticipated requests.
  11. Treats all information and data within the scope of the position with appropriate confidentiality and security.
  12. Maintains a working knowledge of technical terminologies and classifications as appropriate for the proper completion of job duties.
  13. Follow policies and procedures outlined for the hospital and department.
  14. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

Phoenix Children's Mission, Vision, & Values


To advance hope, healing and the best healthcare for children and their families


Phoenix Children's will be the leading pediatric health system in the Southwest, nationally recognized for exceptional care, innovative research and advanced medical education.

We realize this vision by:

  • Offering the most comprehensive care across ages, communities and specialties
  • Investing in innovative research, including emerging treatments, tools and technologies
  • Advancing education and training to shape the next generation of clinical leaders
  • Advocating for the health and well-being of children and families
  • We place children and families at the center of all we do
  • We deliver exceptional care, every day and in every way
  • We collaborate with colleagues, partners and communities to amplify our impact
  • We set the standards of pediatric healthcare today, and innovate for the future
  • We are accountable for making the highest quality care accessible and affordable
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