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Dietetic Technician - The Orthopaedic and Spine Hospital (TOSH)

University of Arkansas

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR, USA
Posted on Friday, April 21, 2023

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Institution Name:

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity. We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving patient care and the lives of Arkansans.

UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks (available for benefits eligible positions only):

  • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for qualifying staff and family
  • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
  • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
  • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
  • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
  • Merchant Discounts
  • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening. To apply for the position, please click the Apply link/button.

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OPS | NUTRI Dietitians

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Summary of Job Duties:

The Orthopaedic & Spine Hospital (TOSH) is a new, state-of-the-art facility currently under construction on UAMS’ Little Rock campus. Opening in May of 2023, the four-story, 158,000 square-foot hospital will represent our vision of patient-centered, technologically advanced care that creates healthier, more active tomorrows for our patients and communities. In a facility designed for and dedicated to the delivery of exceptional orthopaedic and spine care—with nationally-recognized surgical outcomes— The Orthopaedic & Spine Hospital at UAMS Health will serve the community, region, and world for decades to come.

**Position is considered Essential Personnel**

The Dietetic Technician is responsible for daily routines and functions in order to see that all patients receive meals in a timely fashion and the meals meet the Physician order and patient preferences. The Dietetic Technician Level I is responsible for assisting in planning and implementing nutritional programs and services in the hospital.



  • High School diploma/GED plus 2 years of experience in customer service.

  • Ideal candidate is team-oriented and has great customer service skills.

  • Must be able to work during Inclement Weather

  • Must be able to work rotating Weekends and Holidays


  • Experience in a food service or patient care setting


  • Assisting patients and ensures that patients receive meals and nourishments in accordance to current diet orders and food allergens.

  • Proactively seeks patients’ food orders for those who did not call the call center, may have difficulty speaking, hearing or seeing, and those that may need language assistance.

  • Takes food orders, promptly and accurately within the constraints of the diet order, at the bedside with IPads.

  • Makes selections into the electronic meal selection on room service assist and house selection criteria.

  • Updates and records patient information from the electronic medical record, correct menu choices based on meal patterns, allergies and patient preferences while alerting the Lead Room Service Ambassadors or Supervisors to any issues.

  • Serves trays in a timely manner according to the departmental policies and procedures.

  • Accurately identifies patient and appropriate tray by using two patient identifiers.

  • Assesses and trouble-shoots issues at the point of service that may impact patient satisfaction.

  • Responds to patient requests by communicating with appropriate staff.

  • Retrieves trays from assigned patient units after the patients have finished their meals.

  • Prepares beverages following thickened policies when required.

  • Stocks coolers, freezers and dry storage items in the patient food area.

  • Stores supplies and food according to department standards.

  • Ensures FIFO, proper temperatures, and properly labeling standards are applied

  • Follows cleaning checklist and maintains a clean and organized work area

  • Greets customers in a courteous manner, identifying themselves by name and department, maintains eye contact and offers assistance.

  • Serves as a role model for other employees by modeling appropriate behaviors including taking initiative to cross-train and assist others, exhibiting flexibility, and maintaining a focus on customer service.

  • Demonstrates integrity, compassion, respect, and a positive attitude to co- workers, patients, visitors, and UAMS staff regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religious belief, age and/or disability.

  • Completes other duties as assigned by management

Additional Information:








Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop or reach overhead


Lift and carry weight

26 - 50 lbs

Push and pull weight

26 - 50 lbs

Use hands to touch, handle or feel






Taste or smell


Read, concentrate, think analytically


Physical Environment

Inside Medical Environment

Noise Level






Heavy Machinery

Salary Information:

Commensurate with education and experience

Required Documents to Apply:

List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Proof of Veteran Status, Resume

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Recruitment Contact Information:

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

This position is subject to pre-employment screening (criminal background, drug testing, and/or education verification). A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity. The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

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Benefits Eligible: