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Diet Technician

Austin, TX, US
    Position: Diet Technician
    Talent Area: Clinical Support
    Full/Part Time: Part time
    Location: Austin, TX, US
    Regular/Temporary: Regular
    Shift: 8a-2p M-F
    Job ID: 406707

We are searching for a Diet Technician — someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will provide support to the clinical nutrition staff in a manner developmentally appropriate for the ages of patients served. 

Think you’ve got what it takes? 



  • Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s unless approved for a medical or religious exemption. 
  • Required Technical diploma Dietetic educational program Or X Bachelor's Degree Nutrition related field 
  • Dietetic Technician registered (DTR) issued by the Commission for Dietetic Registration preferred.


  • Screens/rescreens patients for nutrition risk per established criteria. Documents result in medical records and make appropriate referrals to the Clinical Dietitian as per guidelines. Performs follow up as per departmental guidelines.  
  • Performs nutrient intake analysis. Initiates calorie count studies per RD request or MD order. Calculates nutrient intake data per standards and documents results per appropriate format in patient medical record.  
  • Communicates effectively with clinical, medical and diet office staff, responding to patient's nutritional needs. Provides dietitian with pertinent information regarding food concerns, eating difficulties and other nutritional problems in a timely manner. Assists dietitian in DME activities. Attends and participates in departmental meetings and committees. Helps to coordinate special patient requests/needs to facilitate accurate diet order implementation with the Diet Office. Provides accurate patient referrals to dietitian to include consultations, NPO referrals, Food/Drug screening.  
  • Provides age-appropriate patient education and menu adjustments to support the patient care plan. Provides education related to formula preparation, Food/Drug interactions, Healthy Eating Guidelines and single restriction diets as assigned. Assists patients with menu selections for specialized menu types.  
  • Collects and inputs data. Collects and inputs data for Departmental Quality Control Plan as assigned including formula room or sample audits, NPO/CL monitoring and Food/Drug Interaction education compliance monitoring.  
  • Adjusts care to accommodate all age groups including Neonates, Infants, Toddler, Preschool Age, School Age, Adolescent, and Adult.

About Texas Children’s

Texas Children’s first health care location in Austin, Texas Children’s Urgent Care West Gate, opened in March 2018, providing high quality pediatric-focused care after hours and on weekends. There are now more than 10 Texas Children’s Pediatric primary care practices in the greater Austin area bringing world-class pediatric services to children and their families. Our Specialty Care Center in Austin includes a multidisciplinary group of pediatric specialists committed to providing comprehensive care across a wide spectrum of services, including allergy and immunology, cardiology, ophthalmology, rheumatology, pulmonology, neurology, and more. Texas Children’s also plans to build a 360,000-square-foot freestanding hospital for children and women, set to open in 2024.

Our thoughtful expansion into Austin will help support a pediatric population of more than half a million and keep kids healthy and happy from birth to adulthood. 

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Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

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