Diet Office Clerk - 20 hours per week - Day Shift

Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 160435-1A
Date Posted: Jun 4, 2021
Category: Service and Trades

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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 relationship with all department members, allied health care team members, patients, and families.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:

  1. Updates Non-Room Service menus each morning in accordance with department standards for timeliness and accuracy.  Completes breakfast menu for new admission Non-Room Service patients according to prescribed diet order.
  1. Answers the telephone in a professional manner for Room Service calls verifying patient name and room number while taking menu order.
  1. Processes Room Service menu orders accurately, correcting menu with patient as indicated to ensure that the order is consistent with prescribed diet.

Minimum Qualififcations:

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.



You will be required to work shifts every other weekend.

You will be required to work 2 holidays a year - usually one spring/summer and one fall/winter holiday.

You will receive a differential (additional compensation) for these weekend and holiday work days.