Schedule: Per diem weekend coverage. Weekend shifts are either 7:00 am - 1:45 pm, 1:30 pm - 7:00 pm, or 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Anticipate 3 - 4 shifts per month.
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:
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.
Answers phone and assists with callers' requests according to dept guidelines.
Follows department procedures for ordering supplements and enteral nutrition support products.
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 trayline staff and supervisor as needed.
Passes, delivers and picks up meal trays in a timely manner.
Conducts meal rounds and tray assessments as assigned. Reports issues and complaints. Rectifies any issues as needed.
Communicates regularly with clinical and production teams (patient issues, special orders, need for diet education, etc).
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.
About Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital
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 has a long history of meeting the health care needs of our patients by offering comprehensive care in a wide variety of specialties. At Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, our world revolves around our patients and their families, which is why we've been nationally recognized for our best practices in patient care, safety measures and surgical outcomes. 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.
High School diploma or equivalent is preferred.
Staff adheres to all iCARE Standards.
Must be able to read, write and clearly speak English.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required.
Ability to push food carts.
Ability to pleasantly and effectively handle multiple phone lines and voice mail.
Must have basic computer skills in order to be able to use various computer programs/systems within the hospital.
Healthcare experience including patient contact is preferred.
Prior experience with customer service via telephones is preferred.
Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to an employee's protected status, such as age, race, sex, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity or expression or sexual orientation.