Job Description

Location: Tempe St. Luke's Hospital
Posted Date: 11/17/2023

Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital is a 74-bed full-service hospital. Located in the heart of Tempe, near Arizona State University, the hospital offers a broad range of medical services and accredited physicians to care for a diverse and dynamic community. Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital is equipped with sophisticated medical technology, features all private rooms, electronic health records and wireless Internet access. The hospital’s experienced team of doctors and nurses work together to provide expert care and the best possible patient experience. To learn more about Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital, click here: Tempe St. Luke's Hospital

Position Title: Diet Tech

Under the general direction of the Clinical Dietitian and Manager of Nutrition/Food Services, the Dietary Technician assists in the preparation and service of patient/catered meals. Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills to provide service to the age of the patients served throughout the hospital. Individual must be able to modify diets according to diet order received for the patient.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • The Dietary Technician will answer calls from patients, perform tray assessments, meal rounds, stock nutritional centers, and follow sanitation and cleanliness guidelines.

  • A knowledge of proper use of equipment.

  • An understanding of diet knowledge (modify diet according to diet order)

  • Assists in supervising food preparation of special menus

  • The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span of the patients and interpret appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her dietary specific needs, and to provide the service needed as described in the unit's policies and procedures and skills check lists.

  • Demonstrates the knowledge and assessment skills necessary to communicate, educate, and provide a therapeutic and safe environment for those served.

  • Must effectively interact with patients, visitors, and health team members while maintaining quality standards.

  • Must demonstrate caring, helpful bedside manner.

  • Participates in hospital and department performance improvement activities.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • High school graduate or GED preferred.
  • Current Maricopa County Food Handlers Card
  • Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.


  • Previous hospital food service experience preferred.

About Steward Health Care
Nearly a decade ago, Steward Health Care System emerged as a different kind of health care company designed to usher in a new era of wellness. One that provides our patients better, more proactive care at a sustainable cost, our providers unrivaled coordination of care, and our communities greater prosperity and stability.
As the country's largest physician-led, minority-owned, integrated health care system, our doctors can be certain that we share their interests and those of their patients. Together we are on a mission to revolutionize the way health care is delivered - creating healthier lives, thriving communities and a better world.
Steward is among the nation’s largest and most successful accountable care organizations (ACO), with more than 5,500 providers and 43,000 health care professionals who care for 12.3 million patients a year through a closely integrated network of hospitals, multispecialty medical groups, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities and behavioral health centers.
Based in Dallas, Steward currently operates 33 hospitals across Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

Steward Health Care is proud to be a minority, physician owned organization. Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are at the foundation of the care we provide, the community services we support and all our employment practices. We do not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.

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