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Winchester Hospital Diet Associate, Full Time in Winchester, Massachusetts

Welcome to Winchester Hospital, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Winchester Hospital was the first hospital in Massachusetts to earn Magnet recognition, the American Nurses Association's highest honor for nursing excellence, three times. It has since received the recognition a fourth time. As the northwest suburban Boston area's leading provider of comprehensive health care services the 229-bed facility provides care in general, bariatric and vascular surgery, orthopedics, pediatrics, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, oncology, gastroenterology, rehabilitation, radiation oncology, pain management, obstetrics/gynecology and a Level IIB Special Care Nursery. About The Job Contributes to the Hospital's mission by providing accurate and therapeutic food and nutrition services to our patients. This staff position will have an impact on patient satisfaction & our ability to continuously improve quality and safety by providing patients with nutritional information and healthy food choices during their hospital stay. Qualifications 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 & quality reasons, must be able to read, write & communicate effectively in English with patients, visitors & fellow members of the hospital team. Preferred: Basic computer skills Job Functions As part of the Food & Nutrition Service team, this position: Completes the menus with patient, considering food allergies, ethnic/cultural issues, food preference, tolerance & the nutritional plan as determined by the dietitian. Retrieves full food carts/trucks from the kitchen & delivers to patient floors. Carries trays to appropriate patient & delivers accurate & timely meals according to the prescribed diet order per department standards. Addresses personalized patient requests, by working with the kitchen & dietitian in an effort to accommodate the request within the patient care plan. Sets up & feeds patients as needed. Completes basic clinical documentation using the computerized system and/or Kardex system as appropriate. Maintains cleanliness & 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, & 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 & patient safety initiatives. Maintains a clean & safe environment to enhance patient satisfaction & a culture of safety. Responds to equipment issues in a timely manner to ensure availability of equipment & to maximize its useful life. Full-Time, Part-Time, and Per Diem available Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans For more information from the MassHire Metro North Career Center, email Veterans and their eligible spouses receive priority of service. MassHire Metro North Career Center is an EEO Employer. Auxiliary aids or services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. NOTE TO JOB QUEST USERS - clicking "Interested" on this position in Job Quest does not mean you have submitted an application for the position, this function only saves the position in your list of saved jobs.