Dietetic Technician

Nutrition Oakland, California


The Position: Under the direction of Center Directors, the Dietetic Technician will be working with CEI’s Registered Dietitians and have comprehensive knowledge of clinical nutrition, therapeutic diets, and Food Service Operations.  This is a float position and travel to all sites as needed to perform the following:

The rate range for the Dietetic Technician at Center For Elders Independence is $ 27.81 -      
$ 41.71/hr. Wages are based on the market for the Dietetic Technician position, as well as experience, skills, abilities and work history     
  • Researches and collects data from participant’s medical record and completes participant screenings for required participant assessments.
  • Conducts sanitation and safety checks of the Center kitchens to ensure compliance with CEI Policies and Procedures.
  • Audits diet cards that specify the participants’ therapeutic diet and special dietary instructions for accuracy and adherence by staff serving meals to participants.
  • As directed by registered dietitians or designee, provides nutrition education for participants, families, primary caregivers and/or day center staff within scope of practice.
  • Conducts meal rounds with participants to assess for satisfaction and follows up with day center and/or nutrition staff with comments/concerns.
  • Assists with meal service as needed and monitors stock in refrigerator, dry storage, and freezer storage.
  • Orders nutritional supplements.
  • Assists with completing Breakfast and Lunch Menus, Meal count order forms, Bag Lunch requests, and Day Center Activity Food requests.
  • Communicates regularly with contracted food service vendor, food service companies and other vendors regarding CEI meal program.
  • Communicates regularly with participants, caregivers, assisted living and skilled nursing facility staff regarding participant’s nutritional needs.
  • Develops and conducts food safety in-service trainings to Day Center staff.
  • Maintains the confidentiality of all company procedures, results and information about participants or families.
  • Follows all CEI Policies and Procedures.
  • Complies with all agency training requirements
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Maintains safe working environment by following CEI’s safety P&P’s
  • Maintains a courteous, helpful and professional attitude on the job. Displays a willingness and ability to be responsive to all customer groups.
  • Performs other duties as assigned in a positive and helpful manner.
  • Education: BS or BA degree from an accredited college or university in food science and nutrition or similar program and/or certified by the Commission of Dietetic Registration as a Nutrition Dietetic Technician, Registered.
  • Experience: Prefer a minimum of 1-year experience in a health care facility
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective communication with employees, clients and the public
  • Ability to travel and report to work at all CEI locations as scheduled
  • Physical Requirements — Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination. Requires standing, walking, pushing, bending, kneeling and reaching at arm’s length and overhead in clinic, rehab department and in community for prolonged periods of time. Requires the ability to lift/carry up to 25 pounds and push or pull objects exceeding 150 pounds, using appropriate body mechanics.
  • Visual, Hearing and Communication Requirements — requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. Must be able to communicate verbally with participants their treatment plan, team members and participants caregivers.
  • Pressure Factor — requires working under stressful conditions. Working conditions may be noisy and crowded and fluctuating indoor temperatures. Subject to participants that may have the potential for verbal or physical aggression.
  • Environmental Conditions — May be exposed to a risk of bodily injury through contact with moving instrumentation, toxic substances, medicinal preparations, bodily fluids, communicable diseases and any other conditions common in a clinic environment. Subject to unpleasant odors.
The above job description is intended to communicate the general function of the mentioned position and by no means shall be considered an exhaustive or complete outline of the specific tasks and functions that will be required.  CEI reserves the right to change job descriptions, site assignments, and or work hours as required by the needs of the program.  All employees are expected to perform their duties within their ability as required by the job and/or as requested by management. 


Center for Elders’ Independence is a PACE (Program of All- Inclusive Care for the Elderly) organization that uses an interdisciplinary team approach to care planning and care implementation for the purpose of providing high quality, affordable, integrated health care services to the elderly, including an Adult Day Health Center, and promoting autonomy, quality of life and the ability of individuals to live in their communities. Unlike other healthcare plans, CEI is not a "fee-for-service" plan. It is a “capitation” healthcare plan. CEI is paid a set amount for each person enrolled in our program, whether or not that individual seeks care. We are a growing company that offers stability and continues to thrive.