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Nutrition Assistant, Per Diem

Company: Select Medical
Location: Saddle Brook
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionKessler Institute for Rehabilitation - Select MedicalSaddle Brook, NJNutrition Assistant - PRNShift Hours: Per Diem - As needed basisWe are currently seeking a Per Diem, Nutrition Assistant for our rehab hospital in Saddle Brook, NJ (BERGEN COUNTY). Come join our team! The work hours are: 6am - 2pm; 9am - 5pm; 11am - 7pm and work days can vary. Weekend availability is a must!Benefits of becoming a Nutrition Assistant with us:8-hour shiftsWorking with a great dietary teamImpact on patient care and their quality of lifeFlexible schedulingAbility to grow and learn new skillsTeam-oriented cultureA network of over 50K employees nationwide with relocation opportunitiesResponsibilitiesPosition SummaryA Nutrition Assistant performs numerous duties related to patient menu systems. Responsible for patient food service contact, patient menu management, obtaining patient menu selections, data collection and communication of patient food service needs.Follows standard practices and complies with regulatory requirements.Demonstrate knowledge and proficiency of menu management system.Prepare, assemble, deliver and retrieve patient menus/ menu selections according to prescribed diets.Assist patients in completing menu selections compliant with prescribed diet.Offer alternative menu, as allowed on prescribed diet and in accordance with food allergies, food sensitivities, and cultural, ethnic, and religious preferences.Update and/or validate diet changes in the patient menu system with the most current diet order. Update and/or validate menu and nourishment labeling is compliant with most current diet order.Create, print and place menu labels as needed.Communicates patient care and food service issues to the department.Print and distribute reports, such as meal tallies, patient diet lists and nourishment lists.Follow HIPAA and Joint Commission guidelines in accordance with organizational and departmental policies.Perform clerical assignments in Food & Nutrition office including faxing, answering phones, filing, photocopying, etc. Maintains organization and efficiency of department office. Follows up with inquiries and requests in a timely and appropriate manner.Maintain proper levels of office and menu supplies.Attend in-services and other departmental related meetings.Assists tray line, food service aides or catering as needed.Performs other duties as requested.QualificationsMinimum Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent requiredPrevious office experience or equivalent requiredPreferred Experience:Working knowledge of therapuetic diets preferredPer Diem Requirement: Must be available to work 4 days per month, 2 must be weekend.

Keywords: Select Medical, Clifton , Nutrition Assistant, Per Diem, Other , Saddle Brook, New Jersey

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