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Beth Israel Lahey Health Diet Associate--Food Services--30hrs/wk; Days in Winchester, Massachusetts

When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

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Day (United States of America)

Contributes to the Hospitals mission by providing accurate and therapeutic food and nutrition services to our patients. This staff position will have an impact on patient satisfaction and our ability to continuously improve quality and safety by providing patients with nutritional information and healthy food choices during their hospital stay.

Job Description:


Education Required: High School Diploma or G.E.D.

Experience Required: Some work experience Preferred: Prior patient contact, food service and/or customer experience.

Other Skills/Knowledge Required: For safety and quality reasons, must be able to read, write and communicate effectively in English with patients, visitors and fellow members of the hospital team. Preferred: Basic computer skills


Completes the menus with patients, considering food allergies, ethnic/cultural issues, food preference, tolerance and the nutritional plan as determined by the dietitian.

Retrieves full food carts/trucks from the kitchen and delivers to patient floors.

Carries trays to appropriate patient and delivers accurate and timely meals according to the prescribed diet order per department standards.

Addresses personalized patient requests by working with the kitchen and dietitian in an effort to accommodate the request within the patient care plan.

Sets up and feeds patients as needed.

Completes basic clinical documentation using the computerized system and/or Kardex system as appropriate.

Maintains cleanliness and safety of food in unit kitchens by stocking food items according to the needs of the unit, rotating stock to avoid expired food.

Records daily temperatures of unit’s fridge and freezer.

Assists in the tray line in the kitchen by checking food trays for accuracy and assisting in the kitchen with other dietary needs for the patient.

Gathers Quality Assurance data (daily/weekly/monthly) and documentation to ensure compliance with the hospital’s quality and patient safety initiatives.

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As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more ( about this requirement.

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