Dietary Technician Resume

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Career Objective:

Highly-dedicated, organized and competent Dietary Technician with over 6+ years of experience in suggesting nutritional plans, recommending diet charts and overseeing food intake of patients. Adept in working with the medical personnel and kitchen staff for ensuring quality food is provided to the patients. Team player with strong communication skills.

Summary of Skills:

  • Possess an extensive knowledge of various nutritional products, diet plans, and required meal modifications to provide suggestions as per the ongoing medical treatments

  • In-depth information on supervising preparation of patient meals, supervising food recipes, and suggesting patients’ intake as per their health issues

  • Capable of educating the health-care providers and patient’s family/caretakers on diets

  • Adept in preparing and suggesting appropriate diet charts according to patients’ medical issues and nutritional needs

  • Expert in suggesting nutritional programs to be followed by the patients by properly consulting with the medical personnel providing treatment for the illness

  • Proficient in consulting with health-care professionals regarding the dietary modifications or restrictions to be implemented for ensuring quality health amongst the patients

  • Ability to work well with others using exceptional communication and interpersonal skills

Work Experience:

Dietary/Dietetic Technician

St. Luke’s Medical Center, Knoxville, TN

August 2017 – Present

  • Review patient’s medical conditions and planning suitable dietary program to aid in faster recovery

  • Inspecting the preparation of food, and guiding the kitchen staff on culinary methods

  • Ensuring the food provided to patients are easy to swallow and digest

  • Reading doctors’ prescription and planning dietary charts by ensuring foods do not intervene with certain type of medications

  • Planning, implementing, and evaluating nutritional care for patients

  • Obtaining anthropometric information from medical records or by interviewing family members or caretakers of patients and suggesting appropriate diet plans

Dietary Technician

Mercy Hospital, Knoxville, TN

December 2015 – July 2017

  • Planned three-time meals for patients and met their daily nutritional needs

  • Collected history on allergies and planned dietary programs for patients accordingly

  • Worked with the kitchen chef and other staff to edit menus matching patients’ age

  • Liaised between patients, family members, and medical professional to optimize patient care

  • Participated as a member of the multidisciplinary Patient Care Team to provide nutrition related expertise and education to patients

  • Provided appropriate basic nutritional education to the patient’s family and gave detailed information on diet plans to be followed along with the prescribed treatment

  • Identified patient’s illness, understood ongoing treatment course suggested by the doctors, and provided nutritional counseling to the family to help meet the dietary needs

  • Answered and responded individual queries by communicating and interacting with them

Dietary Technician (part-time)

Lifespan Mayo Clinic, Knoxville, TN

September 2013 – November 2015

  • Evaluated, interpreted, monitored and documented the nutritional status as well as nutritional needs for 50+ patients using established standard care guidelines

  • Coordinated with the hospital’s dietitians for preparing, delivering, and monitoring specialized meal formula for infants

  • Conducted appropriate meal rounds, calculated calorie counts for the patients, and checked tray line

  • Handled the patient’s room service calls and provided assistance to them in menu selections

  • Assisted multiple teams to perform various essential clerical duties for enhanced care

  • Examined medical reports of patients on timely basis and changed menu as required


  • Associate’s Degree in Nutrition and Diet Therapy

    University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN



On request.

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