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Beth Israel Lahey Health Diet Technician, Per Diem 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.

Job Type:

Per Diem

Scheduled Hours:


Work Shift:

Rotating (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:

  • QUALIFICATIONS: Education/Experience: Required: Associate's Degree in Nutrition or 50% successful completion towards a BS in Nutrition, or 2 years clinical experience as a Diet Tech. Preferred: Prior patient contact and food service 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 members of the hospital team.

  • Basic computer skills


  • Completes menus with patients in accordance to food allergies, ethnic/cultural issues, food preference, tolerance, and nutritional plan as determined by the Dietitian.

  • Delivers accurate and timely meals to patients according to the prescribed diet order per department standards.

  • Sets up food trays and feeds patients as needed.

  • Completes clinical documentation using the computerized system.

  • Provides patients with clinical nutrition counseling

  • Recommends food selection and educates patients on food options based on their medical requirements per department standards.

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

  • Delivers food trays to patients according to the prescribed diet order per department standards.

  • Addresses patient’s personalized requests by working with the Dietitian in an effort to accommodate patients.

  • Maintains cleanliness and safety of food in unit kitchens by stocking according to needs of the unit.

  • Records daily temperatures of unit’s fridge and freezer.

  • Checks patient trays in tray line and assists in the kitchen with tray production.

  • Gathers Quality Assurance data (daily/weekly/monthly) to ensure documentation meets department standards.

  • Maintains a clean and safe environment to enhance patient satisfaction and a culture of safety.

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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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