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Dietitian Assistant, Dietary, Mercy Medical Center, Aurora
Assists patient in the selection of menu items in consideration of diet orders, food preferences, age, allergies, culture and religious background. Understands medical terminology as written on printouts used in patient menu correction. Review patient menu selections to ensure nutritional accuracy according to physician medically prescribed diet. Maintains knowledge of all diets and corrects patient menus to diet as ordered.
Requisition ID: 60919
Location: Presence Mercy Medical Center
1315 North Highland, Aurora, IL 60506 United States (US)
Daily Hours: 8
Standard Hours: 40
Employment Status: Full-time
Employment Type: Regular
The Dietitian's Assistant performs activities relative to patient menu selection and correction based on the need to comply with medically prescribed diets. Maintains communication with the dietitians regarding patient concerns. Responsible for all tasks related to patient menu processing and the coordination of menus and meals served to patients.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Processes diet changes, room transfers and discharges received from the computer system and telephone throughout the patient stay according to department procedures. Records and updates diet orders, tube feedings, nourishments and special requests manually or in the computer. Prints diet worksheets, nourishment labels and other reports from the computer. Accurately tallies food selections for production staff communicating changes timely.
Notifies dietitian of necessary diet instructions, tube feedings, calorie counts, etc. Initiates and accepts input from all Dietitians as well as Food Service management. Prioritizes work to ensure menus are ready for each meal.
Demonstrates excellent customer service when answering telephone calls and receiving requests from patients and other hospital staff. Shows initiative in resolving patient and or nursing concerns independently. Demonstrates an ability to work effectively with peers, supervisors and managers as a member of the team and establishes collaborative and supportive relationships.
Checks patient tray line to ensure tray accuracy, proper merchandising and diet appropriateness for trays checked.
6. Ensures that all patient menus are brought down to the department from the patient floors and processed to ensure patient satisfaction.
This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. Other duties may be assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
High School diploma or equivalent required. Must have good analytical skills, basic clerical skills, and be able to write grammatical sentences.
Previous related experience in a healthcare setting preferred.
General office computer skills with basic knowledge of word processing software.
Business Unit: Presence Mercy Medical Center
EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability
| Location: Aurora, IL 60506
| Document ID: AD043-0JG9
| Posted on: ||2019-03-1803/18/2019