Nutrition Technician (on-call)
Department Nutrition Therapy-H
Location La Crosse
Schedule/Shift 8 Hour Shift, Days, PM, Rotate, Weekends
FTE 0.01 FTE
Benefit Eligible No
Temporary Position No
Salary $16.50
Job Details

Do you have experience and an interest in the nutritional well-being of our patients?


This is an on-call, non-benefited position working approximately 4-16 hours per week. The nutrition technician is the customer service liaison between our patients and our registered dietitians who ensure that our patients are receiving the appropriate clinical nutrition care during their stay.



This role requires a Certified Dietary Manager (CDM), Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR) or a Registered Dietician (RD) at time of hire or within two years of hire. The position works a rotation of days, PMs and weekends.

The Nutrition Technician is the customer service liaison for patient meal ordering within the hospital. They collaborate with Registered Dietitians and members of the health care team to provide clinical nutrition care for low to moderate nutritional risk patients.

Job Responsibilities
  • Responsible for taking meal order calls from patients and guiding them through the ordering process.

  • Responsible for entering of patient specific meal orders including dietary restrictions into the Foodservice computer program.

  • Participates in the nutrition risk screening and monitoring of hospitalized patients according to departmental and organizational guidelines by obtaining, verifying, and documenting relevant data and information for support of nutrition assessment under the supervision of the registered dietitian (RD).

  • Provides basic nutrition education for low risk patients as assigned by the registered dietitian (RD).

  • Works as a part of an interdisciplinary team in achieving and implementing departmental and organizational goals.

  • Participates in quality improvement activities, contributes ideas and demonstrates a commitment to make improvements in the quality of services provided by Gundersen Health System.

  • Performs other job-related responsibilities as requested.

  • Scope of the Job
    Age Specific Population Served Geriatric (65 years & older)
    Adult (18 - 64 years)
    Adolescent (13 - 17 years)
    Pediatric (1 - 12 years)
    OSHA Category Category III - No employees in this job title have a reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious materials.
    Position Qualifications
    Education and Experience:
    Required High School Diploma or equivalency 

    Work Experience:
    Required No experience required. 
    Desired 1 year of health care experience.
    Required Ability to...
    Computer Systems/Software/Applications basic computer skills
    Communication demonstrate effective customer service to internal and external customers
    Communication written and oral communication skills
    Communication understand written and oral instructions
    Desired Ability to...
    License and Certifications
    Required Registered Dietetic Technician (DTR) or 
    Registered as a Dietitian with Commission on Dietetic Registration (RD) or 
    Certified Dietary Manager (CDM) within 2 years of employment 
    Physical Requirements/Demands of the Position
    Sitting Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
    Static Standing Continually (67-100% or 8 hours)
    Walking/Standing Continually (67-100% or 8 hours)
    Stooping/Bending Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
    Squatting Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
    Kneeling/Half Kneel Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
    Climbing Stair Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
    Climbing Ladder
    Reaching - Shoulder Level Continually (67-100% or 8 hours)
    Reaching - Below Shoulder Continually (67-100% or 8 hours)
    Reaching - Above Shoulder Continually (67-100% or 8 hours)
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    Repetitive Actions - Fine Manipulation Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
    Balance - Right Leg
    Balance - Left Leg
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    Environmental Conditions
    Not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (as in typical office or administrative work).

    Nutrition Technician (on-call)

    Equal Opportunity Employer