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Nutrition Technician I - 10 hrs/wk, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital Lincoln, NE

Job Description

                                                                    JOB DESCRIPTION


Job Title:    Nutrition Technician I                                                                Job Code:  880139           

Status:   Non-Exempt                                     




Visits with customers daily to gather meal and snack selections; specifically discussing individual food preferences and nutritional content of food/beverage items.  Provides basic nutrition education related to general health and well-being; referring those who require further education to the Nutrition Therapist.  Enters nutrition care requests received via electronic medical record into meal management software program.  Manages time and activities to meet deadlines. Maintains thorough and accurate records.  Maintains an organized, structured work environment.  Works cooperatively with nutrition therapists, and other healthcare clinicians, so that individualized orders are processed expediently and accurately.  Coordinates all information received so that each customer  receives consistent nutrition care. Responsible for delivery of quality service and internal/external customer relations for the department and Madonna as a whole, including upholding the mission and values for the department and facility.  Customers may include: patients, residents, and/or guests.




  1. Visits customers daily to gather meal/snack selections and enters directly into meal management software.

  2. Processes payment and meal selections for guest meals upon request.

  3. Receives orders via electronic medical record such as, but not limited to: snacks, encourage fluids, calorie counts, and requests for change in meal delivery time and/or place; making changes in meal management software so that all meals are served safely with the customerâ??s rehabilitation and quality of life goals in mind. 

  4. Answers the phone and checks email throughout the day. 

  5. Conducts tray accuracy audits according to schedule; making necessary changes to maintain customer safety.



  1. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with coworkers and other facility departments to provide a unified approach to customer care. 

  2. Communicates necessary nutrition care information so all diet office personnel are informed of changes in a timely manner.

  3. Interacts with customers and staff in a customer-focused manner, displaying hospitality and collaboration.

  4. Takes instruction from supervisor to perform other functions as assigned in order to achieve the goals within the department.


  1. Must be able to operate copier, telephone, fax machine and have computer skills, including e-mail, word processing, presentation and spreadsheet functions.

  2. Attends all mandatory education programs on a yearly basis in accordance with departmental guidelines.

  3. Maintains a safe environment for the department.

  4. Handles and operates all necessary equipment and performs required duties according to established safety standards to maintain compliance with regulations and prevent injury.

  5. Recognizes and adapts activities appropriate to the specific needs of the patient/resident population and demonstrates knowledge of specific issues directly related to the age of the patient/resident population.



  6. Attends non-mandatory inservices.



Light work with routinely pushing a cart and laptop weighing up to 55lbs.  Occasional lift and carry up to 25 pounds.  Frequent lift and carry up to 10 pounds.  Frequent walking.   .  Frequent grasping of both hands requiring normal grip strength based on national averages.  Exposure to chemicals, boiling water, steam, and wet floors.  Requires sufficient sight to see and read reports and computer screen.  Requires sufficient hearing and speaking to communicate by phone or in person.  100% of work is inside.


QUALIFICATIONS (Education/training and/or Experience)


Minimum two years nutrition or related area education required. Associates degree from certified Dietetic Technician program preferred.  Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR) credentials preferred.  Participation in a school supervised student work program or at least 6-monthsâ?? food service experience working with physician-prescribed diets is preferred.  Ability to communicate effectively, including giving and receiving information.  Knowledge of the National Dysphagia Diet Standards preferred.  Ability to work sequentially, meet deadlines, and demonstrate initiative. Proficient computer skills required. 


Background checks are conducted.  When specific authorization forms are requested so that full background and history can be obtained, employees/applicants must sign the form(s) requested.



Job Details

Date Posted May 30, 2020
Date Closes June 14, 2020
Requisition 0003UW
Located In Lincoln, NE
Department Lincoln-Madonna Main Campus
SOC Category 00-0000.00