P/T- Diet Office Clerk

Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 177873-1A
Date Posted: Sep 20, 2022
Category: Service and Trades

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Job Description

Welcome To

Welcome to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a world-renowned tertiary medical center known for its innovative technology, pioneering medical treatment and leading-edge research. A teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, the hospital provides quality health care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty, from primary care to cancer diagnosis and treatment to kidney and liver transplantation. It is a national leader in a number of health care areas, including stroke, weight management and lung screenings, among many others. Lahey also helps to advance medicine through research and the education of tomorrow's health care leaders.

About the Job

Position Summary:  Under the supervision of the Patient Services Manager, performs a variety of tasks associated with ensuring that the patients receive meals and nourishment in accordance with the physician diet order.  Supports the activities of the Registered Dietitian through careful coordination and execution of tasks such as calorie count, nourishment set up and provision of appetite and intake.  Functions as a member of the Clinical Nutrition and patient services team and maintains a positive relationPship with all department members, allied health care team members, patients, and families.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:   High school diploma or equivalent, plus at least one (1) year of coursework in Nutrition Science or Nutrition Education; or equivalent to include a minimum of two (2) years of hospital or nursing home food service is preferred.

Licensure, Certification, Registration: None required.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:  

  • Proficient in basic 4-function math.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in speaking and writing in English. 
  • Demonstrates proficiency in oral and written communication.
  • Requires the ability to move within and between patient care units and food preparation areas.
  • Requires vision/color and manual dexterity for checking patient menus entering data into computer, identifying special diets and codes by color, and manipulating menus and paperwork.
  • Knowledge of relevant precautions for applicable infectious disease.
  • Telephone skills / Customer service skills
  • In the absence of certain of these skills, demonstrates the ability to be thoroughly trained to meet organizational requirements.

Experience:     A minimum of one (1) year hospital or nursing home food service is preferred.


Per diem

Flexible Hours

Days or Nights

Every Other Weekend


About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is dedicated to improving health and wellness and making a difference in the lives of our patients, their families and all members of the communities we serve.  Formed in March 2019, Beth Israel Lahey Health is a patient-centered, integrated care delivery system providing a continuum of services spanning academic, tertiary and community hospitals, dedicated orthopedic and psychiatric hospitals, primary and specialty care, community acute care, ambulatory care, behavioral services and home health.  Beth Israel Lahey Health Performance Network is a unified joint contracting and population health management organization, jointly governed by participating physicians and hospitals.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.