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Nutrition Assistant- Full-Time 35 hours

Company: Partners Healthcare
Location: Boston
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Schedule: Full-time 35 hours. 7:00 am - 2:30 pm Monday through Friday with occasional weekend coverage.Under the supervision of a Registered Dietitian and Clinical Nutrition Manager, the Nutrition Assistant performs a variety of duties pertaining to the delivery of high quality, personalized nutritional care to all patients.The Nutrition Assistant is responsible for upholding and enforcing standards and policies as set forth by the hospital and the department. Principle duties and responsibilites include: The primary responsibility of this position is assisting patients with ordering meals over telephone (room service), entering patient meal orders into HealthTouch (computer software program), and assuring meals are nutritiously sound within the patient's ordered diet. Assists patients with menu choices that fit within diet restrictions.Adjusts patient meal selections to comply with diet and with MD/RD/RN instructions.Ensures that all patients receive nourishment at each meal; notifies RN when this does not happen.Communicates regularly with clinical and production teams (patient issues, special orders, need for diet education, etc).Follows department procedures for ordering supplements and enteral nutrition support products.Provides excellent customer service. Other duties/responsibilities for the position include: May assist with assembling or passing trays to patients. Complies with department standards for meal delivery and set-up. Completes regular and therapeutic diet menus according to standards of care and department standards. Assists tray line staff and supervisor as needed.Conducts meal rounds and tray assessments as assigned. Reports issues and complaints. Rectifies any issues as needed.Attends department meetings, monthly in-services, training classes, etc as assigned. Working Conditions: Fast-paced environment in which employee must be able to juggle multiple tasks. Sitting for long periods of time to answer phones and take patient orders. Must be able to read standard size font of Diet Office meal-ordering software.Grade: 110Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, an affiliate of Mass General Brigham, is committed to supporting patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community.We place great value on being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization as we aim to reflect the diversity of the patients we serve. At Mass General Brigham, we believe in equal access to quality care, employment and advancement opportunities encompassing the full spectrum of human diversity: race, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other forms of human presence and expression that make us better able to provide innovative and cutting-edge healthcare and research.Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital is a 171- bed non-profit, community teaching hospital located in Jamaica Plain directly across the street from the Arnold Arboretum.Founded in 1900, Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital offers comprehensive care in a wide variety of specialties.Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital is a designated Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a recognition that fewer than nine percent of all US hospitals receive.At Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, we believe that everyone should have the chance to live a healthy life. From creating breakthroughs that have paved the way for treatments around the globe to training the next generation of providers, our patients, and those we may never meet, are at the center of everything we do. If you're looking for more than a career, join Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital.Our patients call it better care.Our employees call it home.Qualifications High School diploma or equivalent is preferred. Healthcare experience including patient contact is preferred. Prior experience with customer service is preferred. Adheres to all ICARE Standards. Must be able to read, write and clearly speak English. Ability to push food carts. Ability to pleasantly and effectively multi-task. Must have basic computer skills in order to be able to use various computer programs/systems within the hospital. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are requiredEEO StatementBrigham and Women's Faulkner Hospitalis an Affirmative Action Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law. We will ensure that all individuals with a disability are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

Keywords: Partners Healthcare, Boston , Nutrition Assistant- Full-Time 35 hours, Other , Boston, Massachusetts

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