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Tufts Medicine Dietary & Food Service Aide I in Melrose, Massachusetts

We’re saving lives, building careers, and reimagining healthcare. We can’t wait to grow alongside you.

MelroseWakefield Hospital, part of the Tufts Medicine system, has been offering the highest quality and accessible healthcare to the local community for over 130 years. With two hospital campuses, Level III Trauma Center, Level III Special Care Nursery, Breast Health Center, Cardiovascular Center and over 20 locations and 50 specialties, MelroseWakefield Hospital offers many opportunities to grow your career.

If you are passionate about providing care in your local community, come join our team!

Under general supervision, this position works in any location where food is prepared including retail, patient and catering operations. This position is involved in all aspects of food services including assisting with menu selection, food preparation, food delivery, kitchen cleanliness and sanitation. This experienced staff member is trained in multiple areas in the department and may assist with training and informal supervision of less experienced staff.

Hours: Part Time, 24 hours per week

Shifts are Sunday 6:30-3, Monday 10:30-7, Wednesday 10:30-7

Location: MelroseWakefield Hospital - Dietary Call Center

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Dietetic tech degree.

  2. High School diploma or equivalent.

Duties and Responsibilities : The duties and responsibilities listed below are intended to describe the general nature of work and are not intended to be an all-inclusive list. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned.

  1. Maintains and communicates accurate and updated diet order information through the system to ensure patients receive appropriate meals, nourishments and commercial enteral products in accordance with current diet order.

  2. Elicits patient information regarding food preferences, intolerances, likes and dislikes. Alerts the Clinical Dietitian to any actual or potential nutritional problems of patients.

  3. Assists patients with menu selection and writes and corrects regular and as assigned modified diets for patients. Responsible for maintaining high level of accuracy and appropriateness of patient trays.

  4. Delivers trays to patients, picks up trays from patients.

  5. Follows all precautions on patient units by donning and doffing PPE appropriately. Performs hand hygiene according to standards.

  6. Other duties as directed by department leadership

What We Offer:

  • Competitive salaries

  • Medical, dental, vision insurance that start on day one

  • 403(b) retirement plan with company match

  • Generous earned time benefits

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Free on-campus parking

About MelroseWakefield Hospital:

MelroseWakefield Hospital and Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford are two campuses with one community in mind: the people of north suburban Boston. MelroseWakefield Hospital and Lawrence Memorial Hospital are distinguished by the range of high-quality clinical care and services. Our teams welcome everyone with hospitality and humanity. We focus on reducing health disparities through 40+ local health programs across a system of hospitals, urgent care locations, outpatient services, and community physicians.

Tufts Medicine is a leading integrated health system bringing together the best of academic and community healthcare to deliver exceptional, connected and accessible care experiences to consumers across Massachusetts. Comprised of Tufts Medical Center, Lowell General Hospital, MelroseWakefield Hospital, Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford, Care at Home - an expansive home care network, and large integrated physician network. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at Tufts Medicine. Tufts Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided 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. Please contact us to request accommodation by emailing us at .