Nutrition Assistant/Per-Diem at Cooley Dickinson Hospital (CDH)

Posted in Other 13 days ago.

Location: Northampton, Massachusetts

Job Description:


With energy and purpose, Cooley Dickinson Health Care, a member of the Mass General Brigham system, is advancing health care in western Massachusetts, and has been since 1886. Our network employs more than 2,000 medical professionals and support staff, at our main Hospital campus in Northampton and additional locations in twelve towns throughout the Pioneer Valley.


In addition to competitive pay, all Cooley Dickinson employees who work 20 hours or more per week have access to the following benefits with no waiting period:

  • A range of health, dental, vision, prescription, and life insurance benefits.

  • A generous and flexible Earned Time Off program starting at six weeks accrual per year.

  • 403(b) retirement plan with various investment options.

  • Opportunities and support for continued education including tuition reimbursement.

SHIFT: Monday - Friday 11:30am-7:00pm (11:30am-7:30pm twice per week). Occasional weekends & shared holidays.


The Nutrition Assistant is responsible for all duties pertaining to operational and clerical functions for patient menus, which includes distribution, collection, and correction of therapeutic diet orders.

This position is part of the 1199SEIU Bargaining Unit at Cooley Dickinson Hospital.

This position reports to the Diet Office Coordinator and operates within established organizational and departmental policies and procedures.


  • Distribute and collect patient's menus, offering assistance to patients in completing the menu. Participate in patient tray line as needed. Correct patient's menus according to therapeutic diet order and Standards of Care.

  • Address patient issues and concerns and relay pertinent information to the Clinical Dietitian or Clinical Nutrition Manager.

  • Participate in weekly testing of trays for temperature, portions, taste and presentation.

  • Maintain established hospital and departmental policies and procedures, objectives, confidentiality, quality improvement program, compliance, safety, infection control and environmental standards.

  • Maintain professional growth and development through attendance at seminars, workshops, conferences or in-services, professional affiliations or journals to stay abreast of current trends in field of expertise.

  • Meet annual competency and retraining requirements.

  • Attend meetings as required.

  • Perform other functions/duties as requested.



  • High school diploma or equivalent required

  • Completion of, or enrollment in, a nutrition degree or certificate program preferred

  • One (1) year as a Nutrition Assistant or secretarial experience in a health care environment preferred

EEO Statement

It is the policy of Cooley Dickinson Health Care to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Cooley Dickinson Health Care will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Cooley Dickinson Health Care embraces diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, and encourages people of color, veterans, people with disabilities, LGBTQ candidates, and people from other underrepresented groups to apply.
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