Allina Health

Diet Technician

St Paul MN
Dec 16, 2012
Dec 18, 2012
Employment Status
Part Time


Allina Health is a not-for-profit system of hospitals, clinics and other health care services with more than 23,500 employees, 5,000 physicians and 2,500 volunteers dedicated to meeting the lifelong health care needs of patients and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Allina is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.

United Hospital, located in downtown St. Paul, Minn.,  is the largest hospital in the Twin Cities east metro area, providing a full range of health care services to 200,000 inpatients and outpatients each year. With 3,400 employees, more than 1,000 physicians and 546 licensed beds, United Hospital has earned a reputation for excellence in patient care and state-of-the-art facilities, including innovative programs such as the John Nasseff Heart Hospital and John Nasseff Neuroscience Institute.

United Hospital is proud to be recognized as an ANCC Magnet Hospital.

An established, award-winning Electronic Medical Record is utilized.


  • Calorie counts for United and Children's Hospitals
  • Screen patients, formula preparation, and other assigned duties
  • Responsible for patient menu management.



  • High school diploma / GED
  • Associate degree in Dietetics from program accredited by Commission of Dietetics Education (CADE)
  • Or at least Junior level towards four year degree in Dietetics/Nutrition at an accredited college/university
  • Minimum 1 year as a diet technician preferred


  • Ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing, in English
  • Problem-solving, critical thinking, and negotiation/persuasion skills
  • Basic math and computer skills
  • Ability to provide consistent outstanding customer service
  • Knowledge of nutrition and medical terminology needed to screen charts, calculate calorie counts, prepare infant formulas, communicate with nursing staff regarding nutrition related questions and other nutrition responsibilities

Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule

  • Casua position
  • Day / Evening Shift
  • Work schedule: 3 - 7pm OR 7am - 3:30pm
  • Weekends as needed
  • ADIT Contract

Location/Community Information

With beautiful natural settings along the Mississippi River, St. Paul embodies a large ethnically diverse population with restaurants, cultural entertainment, and shopping venues for everyone. Downtown St. Paul features a number of historic buildings including the State Capitol, the Fitzgerald Theater (home to Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion"), the Landmark Center, the St. Paul Hotel, and breathtaking views of the Mississippi River. The city is also home to the Science Museum of MN, the Xcel Energy Center (home of the MN Wild hockey team), and the MN History Center. St. Paul offers many private, alternative, and public school options from elementary through college and a wide array of housing options from old historic homes to new construction. The Twin Cities is consistently ranked near the top of Fortune's list of best cities in the world for work and family. A healthy business climate, opportunities for employment, good transportation, and an entrepreneurial environment are amongst the contributing factors.

  • Located in St. Paul
  • Population = 287,000
  • Service Area = 1,600,000

Community Resource Links:

Community Information                           School Digger

Explore Minnesota                                    MN Dept of Education

Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine              St. Paul Pioneer Press

Twin Cities Living Magazine                   Star Tribune

Closing Statement

If you are interested in becoming part of our award winning team of professionals, please apply online today. Allina Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EEO / AA


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