Diet Office Clerk - Day shift - 20 hours per week

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Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 155412-1A
Date Posted: Sep 30, 2019
Category: Service and Trades

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Job Description

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Lahey Hospital & Medical Center  is part of a vibrant and growing health care system, recognized as a trailblazer in medicine and a standard bearer in patient experience. It includes an award-winning academic medical center, a superb constellation of community hospitals, home care services, rehabilitation facilities and more.

We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent in a market long recognized and revered as a global leader in health. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels, and we offer competitive salaries and benefits. We adhere to the principles of a just and fair work environment for all colleagues, where respect is foundational and performance is rewarded.

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 relationship 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.

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 desired.



Shifts can be:

First shift - days 7:00am - 3:30pm

Evening shift 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Every other weekend shift - 1 day shift or evening shift required

Rotating Holidays - one winter and one summer holiday required