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Health Education Dietetic Technician II (ALD)

Job Category:  Clinical
Department:  Health Education

Los Angeles, CA, US, 90017

Position Type:  Full Time
Requisition ID:  11308

Salary Range:  $55,245.00 (Min.) - $69,045.00 (Mid.) - $82,867.00 (Max.)


Established in 1997, L.A. Care Health Plan is an independent public agency created by the state of California to provide health coverage to low-income Los Angeles County residents. We are the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan. Serving more than 2 million members in five health plans, we make sure our members get the right care at the right place at the right time.

Mission: L.A. Care’s mission is to provide access to quality health care for Los Angeles County's vulnerable and low-income communities and residents and to support the safety net required to achieve that purpose.

Job Summary

This position supports L.A. Care's four Registered Dietitians in provision of Medical Nutrition Therapy, Meals As Medicine (MAM), and Diabetes Self-Management Education services. The Health Education Dietetic Technician coordinates the delivery of the MAM program including navigating medical records and assessing member needs to prescribe the appropriate diet, working with meal provider vendors to confirm delivery and compliance, and ensuring accurate and timely documentation. This position also assists with health education services including group classes and one on one consults as needed to L.A. Care direct line of business members. Responsibilities include conducting member initial nutrition assessments and follow-up dietetic counseling, assisting with member charting, documentation and data entry, and scheduling members for phone counseling sessions.


  • 50%- Complete Meals as Medicine applications by conducting suitability assessments, approving service requests, and coordinating deliveries with meal providers (vendors) and members
  • 20%- Coordinate individual health education consultations and documentation with members telephonically for Medical Nutrition Therapy and Diabetes Self-Care Management Education as referred by internal staff and external providers
  • 10%- Provide basic nutritional counseling to members and facilitate education to members on nutrition-related topics using curriculum developed by L.A. Care Health Plan health education staff
  • 10%- Assist with documentation and data entry for nutrition services
  • 10%- Identify additional medical and social needs and coordinate with disease management staff, case management staff, and social workers through providing referrals and multidisciplinary communication
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Duties Continued

Education Required

Associate's Degree in Nutrition

Education Preferred

Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition



A minimum of 3 years of experience providing direct nutrition/diabetes/pediatric nutrition counseling services in either inpatient or outpatient setting.



Experience in medical meal preparation industry.     



  • Must be able to utilize various computer documentation platforms     
  • Must be able to work independently on projects while soliciting help from internal or external sources as needed        
  • Demonstrated ability to problem-solve and troubleshoot all project issues in a timely manner
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work alongside other project employees to meet all client specifications and requirements
  • Excellent verbal, written, communication, and presentation skills


Bilingual in one of LA Care Health Plan’s threshold languages is highly desirable. English, Spanish, Chinese, Armenian, Arabic, Farsi, Khmer, Korean, Russian, Tagalog, Vietnamese  


Licenses/Certifications Required

Nutrition and Dietetics Technician, Registered (NDTR)

Licenses/Certifications Preferred

Required Training

Physical Requirements


Additional Information

Salary Range Disclaimer: The expected pay range is based on many factors such as geography, experience, education, and the market.  The range is subject to change.


L.A. Care offers a wide range of benefits including

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Retirement Plans
  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Wellness Program
  • Volunteer Time Off (VTO)


Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

Job Segment: Public Health, Medical, Nutrition, Pediatric, Data Entry, Healthcare, Administrative

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