Prepares dietary information for use by kitchen personnel in preparation of foods for hospital patients by performing the following duties.
Accurately access patient medical records
Input physician's orders appropriately to patient's records
Review documentation for ongoing patient care
Communicate patient record with ancillary hospital services
Maintains patient confidentiality as outlined by privacy and HIPAA guidelines
Receives calls from patients or nursing staff utilizing appropriate phone protocol. Takes orders and checks off "check off sheet" appropriately according to patient's diet. Communicates patient's orders to cook's and hostesses.
Monitors patient food tray accuracy and completes tray accuracy assessment form as required.
Tallies items ordered for production analysis
Checks computer system for diet changes before each meal. Processes new diets and changes as required.
Attends mini meetings daily.
Correctly writes regular and modified diets for patients under direction of the Clinical Dietitians. Complete "check off sheet" for house diets.
Demonstrates proficiency in using Dietary Computer System to maintain patient data base, prepare labels for menu "check off sheets".
When patients or nurses are ordering food, do the following:
Guide patients and nurses regarding special diets and allowable food choices,
Suggest acceptable substitutes
Calculate diabetic diets following standards established by Clinical Dietitian.
Perform supervisory activities when acting as lead. Document communications with employees on appropriate sheets.
Answers telephone and relays information to managers and kitchen staff concerning meal changes, complaints, or patient discharge.
Accurately processes information received over computer.
Demonstrates communication skills according to age of patient/visitor/customer. Gives proper instructions to patients/visitor/customer relative to his/her age requirements.
Demonstrates behaviors consistent with organizational mission and goals.
Follows all applicable hospital policies and procedures.
Participates in facility Quality Improvement/IOP Program
Follows policies and procedures for infection control and facility safety in accordance with regulatory guidelines.
Follows "Patients Rights Policy" at all times.
Demonstrates knowledge of information management as appropriate.
The information above is for summary purposes, and is not intended to be a comprehensive list of essential functions.
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