Registered Dietetic Technician

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

Job posting number: #7122728 (Ref:ccf17732961)

Posted: February 2, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Join Cleveland Clinic Hospital where research and surgery are advanced, technology is leading-edge, patient care is world-class, and caregivers are family. Cleveland Clinic earned the No. 1 hospital ranking in Ohio, the No. 4 hospital ranking in the country, and was ranked nationally in 13 specialties, according to the U.S. News & World Report. At Cleveland Clinic, you will work alongside passionate and dedicated caregivers, receive endless support and appreciation, and build a rewarding career with one of the most respected healthcare organizations in the world.

Our team is looking for a Registered Dietetic Technician. In this role, you will be providing direct nutritional care to our patients under the guidance of a registered dietitian. Your duties will include but are not limited to:
-Working with other departments to facilitate the nourishment of food.

-Monitoring the nutrition care of patients.
-Communicating with physicians and/or dieticians when diet order needs to be changed to better serve the patient.
-Maintain documentation in patients’ medical records and record their menus into computer as needed.

Our ideal future caregiver:
-Is passionate about educating patients.
-Has great verbal and written communication skills.
-Is knowledgeable of disease states.

By taking this role, you will be able to further develop your career. You will have the opportunity to participate in strategy development for the Center of Human Nutrition, get involved in dietetic practice groups by membership, and be able to be a part of presentations at the local, state, and national level.

Cleveland Clinic provides what matters most: career growth, delivering world-class care to our patients, continuous learning, exceptional benefits and working for an organization that offers many long-term career paths. Join us and experience a culture where opportunities to advance and the support to get there go hand-in-hand.


  • Under the guidance of a registered dietitian, provides direct patient care using medical nutrition therapy for an assigned patient population identified to be at moderate or low nutrition risk.
  • Implements a nutritional care plan and communicates plan to dietitian and other health care team members.
  • Establishes a follow-up system and maintains documentation in the medical record and in order entry/diet office software.
  • Functions as a liaison between the Patient Food Service coordinators/hosts and the medical/dietitian staff ordering diets.
  • Ensures that food provided to patients is compliant with the diet ordered.
  • Communicates with physician and/or dietitian when diet order needs to be changed to better meet patient needs.
  • Reviews/enters patient menus into computer as needed and process diet/nourishment changes
  • . Actively contributes to departmental initiatives including committees and projects.
  • Supports the dietetic internship as a supervised practice rotation preceptor.
  • Completes reports for ongoing productivity tracking.
  • Participates in professional growth activities, including attending and contributing to patient care rounds, conferences and seminars on nutrition and related topics.
  • Participates in clinical research. Utilizes clinical software applications to facilitate care.
  • Complies with all regulatory organizations including CMS, JCAHO, ADA and the policies and procedures of the department and Cleveland Clinic.
  • Assists with the input, update, maintenance and inventory of systems in department.
  • Performs systems integrity checks and runs reports.
  • Inputs, codes and performs system checks on computer software such as PDA, Diet Office and the department nutrition registry.
  • Performs nutrition analysis using dietetic software for recipes and diet records.
  • Analyzes abstracts and codes pertinent information from data collected for a nutrition registry.
  • Inputs, updates and assists with maintenance of the department nutrition registry.
  • Corrects and completes errors or omissions detected by computer edit and validity checks.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's of Science Degree in Nutrition or related field or Associate's Degree in Dietetic Technology.
  • Ongoing evidence of continuing education in areas related to nutrition practice.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively use electronic communication tools.
  • Demonstrated ability accept direction and function effectively with minimum direct supervision in an interdisciplinary environment.
  • Ability to accept direction, to organize and prioritize time and to work effectively as a team member to communicate issues and resolve conflicts in a timely manner.


  • Active certification as a Dietetic Technician Registered (DTR) with Associate's Degree and strongly encouraged with a Bachelor of Science Degree.

Complexity of Work:

  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment, and the ability to work unsupervised or with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Work Experience:

  • After selection and placement in the job, minimum three month's on-the-job training required, including classroom work, assignments, various shifts and rotation to various patient care areas.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to navigate extensively to provide services to a large number of patients throughout the hospital and manual dexterity sufficient to perform computer entry.
  • Must have physical ability to measure and weigh patients.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

By embracing and understanding the diversity EVERY ONE brings, Cleveland Clinic has created an inclusive culture that promotes innovation, growth, and new ideas. This has enhanced our ability to attract the best global talent to provide the best patient experience possible. Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. Smoke/drug free environment.

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Job posting number:#7122728 (Ref:ccf17732961)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Cleveland Clinic
United States
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