Dietetic Technician

at MaineHealth in Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description



Position Summary

Under the supervision of a Registered Licensed Clinical Dietitian assists with the nutrition intervention of patients on assigned patient care units. Responsible for performing nutritional screening, implementing & monitoring compliance to care plans, educating patients & their families, and communicating with interdisciplinary team members. Screening includes obtaining and verifying relevant data and information in a timely manner for support of nutrition assessment under the supervision of an RD. Serves as a department services Customer Service Advocate. Work is performed at a high degree of independence.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

Education: Knowledge of Nutrition principles normally acquired through graduation of a Dietetic Technician associate degree program or acceptable college level training in Nutrition, and licensure by the State of Maine is required. American Dietetic Association accredited programs are preferred. Acquires 10 credits per year of continuing education to maintain technical skills and licensure credits.

License/Certifications: See "Education"

Experience: N/A

Work requires one to six months of orientation to acquire necessary familiarity with department policies and procedures.

Interpersonal skills necessary to deal effectively and courteously with a diverse group of patients, staff and co-workers.

Must possess a basic understanding of the metric system.

Work requires walking for approximately 80% of work time as well as the ability to concentrate and pay attention to detail.

Analytical skills necessary to evaluate food intakes, examine quality and accuracy of food served to patients according to diet prescriptions, and collect and compare data to estimated needs identified by the Registered Dietitian.
Additional Information

MaineHealth was ranked one of America's Best Large Employers in 2022 by Forbes!

MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system whose vision is, "Working together so our communities are the healthiest in America." MaineHealth consists of nine local health systems, a comprehensive behavioral health care network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and 1,700 employed clinicians working together through the MaineHealth Medical Group. With approximately 22,000 care team members, MaineHealth provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. Learn more about our system at

At MaineHealth, we offer benefits that support an individual's needs for today and flexibility to plan for tomorrow. Our packages include health and dental insurances, paid parental leave, retirement program, generous paid time off, and much more! Our comprehensive array of benefits are competitive, affordable, and include choices that meet specific, but ever changing, needs.

With a career at any of the MaineHealth locations, you'll be working with health care professionals that truly value the people around them - both within the walls of the organization and the neighborhoods that surround it. We are deeply invested in the well-being of our communities and care team members. We believe in fostering a work environment of strong commitment, compassionate caring and continuous improvement. Join us, and your abilities will be challenged and enhanced as you take your career to a new level.

Additional Information  Maine Medical Center is a Magnet designated 700-bed tertiary care and teaching institution. MMC is Maine's largest hospital and a state-wide health care resource. MMC offers outstanding career opportunities and quality of life in Portland.

MaineHealth values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Federal and state laws prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

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Job Posting: 854190

Posted On: Nov 29, 2022

Updated On: Nov 29, 2022

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