Encompass Health Careers

Nutrition Services Clerk- Per Diem

Ludlow, Massachusetts
Environmental/Food Services Nonclinical


Job Description

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Western Massachusetts

 

The responsibility of the Nutrition Clerk is to obtain diet orders and make changes to the nutrition treatment plan for our patients via the computer.  The clerk accurately prepares the patient menus daily and menus are passed to patients. The clerk picks up selected menus daily.  Patient visitation to assist with the menu selection process is an essential part of the clerk’s job.
 
The menus are checked for accuracy of diet and consistency restrictions. Corrections are made, as needed.  The clerk is also responsible for updating the patient’s profile with preferences, as identified.  The incumbent must be able to identify potential problems and issues related to exceeding patient and family satisfaction.
 
The clerk produces multiple tallies to guide food service staff in preparing patient meals. They will also participate in tray line checking and tray assembly.
 
The ideal Nutrition Clerk possesses excellent time management skills and is able to work independently.  They must maintain workplace professionalism via dress or appearance, attendance, positive attitude and friendly demeanor as well as maintain a high level of patient confidentiality.
 
The incumbent should possess good written and oral communication skills. Problems or concerns are communicated to the Clinical Dietitian as needed.
The clerk should possess very good organizational skills and should have a focus on attention to detail.
 
No hospital nutrition clerk experience necessary- willing to train the right individual.
 
The clerk position is staffed daily, therefore, weekends and holidays may be required.
 
The incumbent is required to follow the Clinical Nutrition Department’s policies and procedures.
License or Certification: - Food Handlers course as required by state or county Total Education, Vocational Training and Experience: - High School diploma or equivalent. - Minimum one year experience as a Diet Clerk/Nutrition Services Clerk in an acute care facility preferred. - Communicates effectively in both writing and verbally. Machines, Equipment Used: - General office equipment such as telephone, copy machine, fax machine, calculator, computer. Physical Requirements: - Good visual acuity and ability to communicate. - Ability to lift, push, pull and retrieve approximately 100% of the time. - Ability to safely lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds on a regular basis. - Ability to safely push/pull objects weighing up to 150 pounds on wheels, with assistance, if necessary. The push/pull weight will be based on a loaded maximum weight of 300 pounds per cart. - Ability to demonstrate safe retrieval skills from above the head to floor level with objects up to 50 pounds. - Ability to withstand prolonged standing and walking. - Ability to reach, stoop, bend, kneel, and crouch are required for patient care functions and in setting up and monitoring equipment. Compliance: - Adheres to the company's Standards of Business Conduct. - Maintains current licensure and/or certifications, if applicable. Skills and Abilities: - Ability to speak, read, write, and communicate effectively. - Ability to coordinate, analyze, observe, make decisions, and meet deadlines in a detail-oriented manner. - Ability to work independently without supervision. Environmental Conditions: - Indoor, temperature controlled, smoke-free environment. Occasional outdoor exposure. - Exposure or potential exposure to blood and body fluids may be required. - Handicapped accessible. - Wet surfaces and sharp objects and high noise levels possible - Hot and cold temperatures extremes - May work under stressful circumstances at times. Proficiency or Productivity Standards: - Meets established attendance standards. - Adheres to hospital/department dress code including wearing ID badge. - May be required to work weekdays and/or weekends, evenings and or night shifts if needed to meet deadlines. - May be required to work on religious and/or legal holidays on scheduled days/shifts. - Will be required to work as necessary during disaster situations, i.e., before, during or after a disaster. - May be required to stay after workday to assist after a disaster situation until relief arrives. - May be required to perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Address: 222 State Street, LUDLOW 01056
Shift: Day Job
Job ID: 1817641