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Other Opportunities: Diet Technician (Part-Time)

Reference #00493
PostedMonday, September 12th, 2022 at 2:48pm
ScopePublic Applications Accepted
PositionDiet Technician
DepartmentFood Services
TermPermanent, Part-Time
Payas per CUPE union agreement
Application DeadlineTuesday, September 13th, 2022 at 12:00am


Diet Technician


Food Services


Permanent, Part-Time

Reports to

Manager, Food Services & Environmental Services

Direct reports


Work Pattern

22.5 hours biweekly, day shift

Posted Date

Wednesday 3 August 2022

Closing Date

Tuesday 16 August 2022


At Northumberland Hills Hospital (NHH), our core values of Integrity, Quality, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork are at the centre of who we are and what we do. We remain committed to sustaining an experienced workforce that reflects Northumberland Hills Hospital’s dedication to recognising everyone’s contributions and respecting everyone’s dignity, unique experience, and potential.


Northumberland Hills Hospital remains respectful of all protected rights, in line with the grounds laid out by the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we welcome applications from all qualified applicants and interests from racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous People of North America, women, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

We strive to make our entire hiring process as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants if needed. For any hiring related accommodation needs and/or requests please email us via


Located approximately 100 kilometres east of Toronto, NHH is a vibrant community hospital delivering a broad range of acute, post-acute, outpatient and diagnostic services. Directly serving a growing population of more than 60,000 residents spread across a mix of urban and rural settings, NHH directly employs approximately 750 people and relies on the additional support provided by a highly engaged and supportive network of physicians, midwives and volunteers.


Under the direction of the Director, Food Services, the Diet Technician is responsible for: utilizing Computrition to adjust patient menus and nourishments to meet specific diet requirements; portioning and serving food; ensure that all patients diets, food preferences are accurately captured; providing daily tray tickets by analyzing Computrition; resolve all diets conflicts by finding food substitutions that capture patients like, keeping the nutrients analysis binder up to date; patient visitation daily in obtaining preferences; and plating/delivery of meal trays.



  • Graduate from a recognized two-year program in Food and Nutrition Management
  • Current or eligible for Membership with the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management
  • Applicants must have recent experience using Computrition, with demonstrated understanding of specialized diets requirements
  • Basic computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of WHMIS, and food safety
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Able to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Capable of learning new techniques, policies, and procedures
  • Applicants must be available for work as scheduled


  • 1 year Diet Technician experience preferred


  • Above average manual dexterity and motor co-ordination; able to lift up to 25 lbs; able to push food carts
  • Walking and standing for prolonged periods of time
  • Ability to work in a hot and humid environment
  • Follows safe and healthy work practices and maintains a safe and healthy work environment through attendance at educational  programs, use of established reporting mechanisms for injuries, illness and hazards and adherence to health and safety related  policies and procedures


Successful applicants are required to provide a satisfactory vulnerable sector criminal reference check, that was complete less than one year from the date of hire. This requirement must be met within the first sixty (60) days of employment.

Additionally to the above, successful applicants are also required to complete the Health Care Worker Health review process which includes providing an up-to-date immunization record to ensure compliance with the Ontario Hospital Association Communicable Diseases Surveillance Protocols within the first thirty (30) days of employment. Northumberland Hills Hospital operates a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all staff.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, Northumberland Hills Hospital may choose to conduct parts/all the hiring process virtually. The successful incumbent should expect the role to be in person however a hybrid working arrangement may also be considered subject to operational needs. Furthermore, we are a scent-free environment.  When attending the hospital kindly refrain from wearing strongly scented fragrances. While we thank all those that express interest in this exciting position; kindly note that due to high volumes of interests, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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