Encompass Health Careers

Diet Technician (Pool)

Worcester, Massachusetts
Environmental/Food Services Nonclinical


Job Description

Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Encompass Health

Diet Techs are responsible for the following:
  • Conducts nutritional addendum, documents all pertinent information in patients’ medical record, and conducts calorie counts recommending supplements, as needed.

  • Provides nutrition education to the patients to obtain food preferences and diet histories

  • Modifies and monitors patient menus.
  • Distributes and collects menus, assists patients with diet orders – menu processing.

  • Updates patient kardex as required to include all diet changes and documents nourishments as ordered.

  • Visits patients to gather food preferences, allergies and to document all nutritional history.

  • Completes production sheets and documents all special food requests.

  • Checks patient tray lines to ensure that each mean is accurate as to diet, patient request, and is garnished appropriately.

  • Prepares and checks early trays; assures that food carts leave kitchen at scheduled times.

-Associates degree or equivalent (Minimum one year experience as a Diet Tech required).


-Knowledge of federal, state, local, JCAHO and other applicable regulations


-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. - May work under stressful circumstances at times. - Wet surfaces and sharp objects and high noise levels possible - Hot and cold temperatures extremes 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: 189 May Street, Worcester 01602
Shift: Day Job
Schedule: PRN / Pool / As Needed
Job ID: 1920475