Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital
  • Maryland Heights, MO, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Benefits, Paid Time Off, 403(B)

Ranken Jordan is the country's first pediatric bridge hospital. Inpatients and outpatients with complex medical conditions, injuries and illnesses come to our one-of-a-kind facility from throughout the region to get better faster and prepare for the transition back to home.

We are GROWING and we are looking for amazing new EMPLOYEES like you! 

A Peek Behind the Room Divider:

  • Founded in 1941 by Mary Ranken Jordan who implored her staff to "...consider the children, first, in all that we do." These words still guide every employee, every day.
  • Our guiding mission is to help kids and their families' transition from hospital to home. That means we practice world-class pediatric medicine to treat the symptoms but we also train parents and caregivers to provide a high-level of care at home so patients continue to progress after discharge
  • "Care Beyond the Bedside" means that our kids receive their therapies and rehab away from their rooms and out of their beds as much as 70% of the day. The rest of the time, they are playing just being kids in our state of the art facility designed to inspire children!
  • In 2002 we opened our current 34 inpatient hospital in Maryland Heights, MO. In 2018 we opened a 78,000 sq. ft. addition to double our inpatient beds to 60+ and expand our outpatient practice.
  • We also offer Community Programs that provide wonderful recreational and educational programs for all kids and their families...at no charge!


Ranken Jordan is currently looking for a full time Registered Dietetic Technician ( 1.0 FTE). The shift and hours will vary.

Candidate in this position will plan and oversee the activities and personnel of the Dietary department under the direction of the Director of Nutritional Services and provide nutrition services to patients under the supervision of a registered dietitian.

Blood Borne Pathogen Exposure: No



1. Operations and Personnel Management (70%):

In conjunction with the Dietary Manager:

  • Assigns duties including yourself as a working supervisor for preparation, service, and cleanup of food delivery, and for maintaining high quality cleanliness of the kitchen, dish room, and dining room.
  • Ensures adequate staffing, supervises the scheduling and staffing assignments of the daily activities of the kitchen staff.
  • Reviews planned menus, nourishments, and supplements to determine types and quantities of food to be prepared and prepares appealing meals for patients to be ready at specified times.
  • Maintains inventory in a timely manner, purchases dietary food and supplies through established distribution sources and vendors, and tracks adequate kitchen and food supplies.
  • Adheres to Patient Rights and Responsibilities, the Dietary Policy and Procedure Manual, the approved Diet Manual, and sanitary regulations.
  • Confers with dietitians, nurses, therapists, and the medical team as necessary to ensure specific or special dietary or nutritional needs of patients are met and liaisons with other departments as needed.
  • Monitor food serviced for appearance, temperature, texture, variety, and patient acceptance.
  • Monitor food service system for efficiency, economy, and quality.
  • Develop written policies and procedures for all food service activities.
  • Promote development of standardized recipes for modified and regular diets and recommend portion control.
  • Develop standards and monitor policy, procedure and practices for sanitation and safety in accordance with municipal, state, and federal regulations.
  • Hires and trains dietary staff and handles any personnel issues in accordance with Ranken Jordan policies. Evaluates dietary staff.
  • Maintains proper dietary records.
  • Knows the mission of Ranken Jordan and in accordance, maintains appropriate professional behavior at all times.
  • All other duties as assigned by the Director of Nutritional Services or his/her designee.

2. Clinical Nutrition (30%):

  • Participates in the nutrition care process as determined by the registered dietitians for nutrition assessment.
  • Documents medical, food, and nutrition-related data.
  • Monitors meal, snack, and/or medical food intake to contribute to evaluation of the patient's progress and revision of intervention/plan of care.
  • Maintains professional competencies and skills as required for position, professional practice, and credentialing.
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned.



  • Associate or Bachelor's degree in nutrition, food service systems management, or related area, granted by an accredited college or university.
  • Completion of an Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) accredited dietetic technician program or an ACEND accredited didactic program in dietetics.
  • Dietetic technician, registered (DTR) by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).
  • CPI Verbal Skills upon hire.



These include stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, grasping, pulling, pushing, standing, carrying, and lifting of light loads (up to 35 lb.).

Ranken Jordan is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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