Responsible for independently organizing and operating the diet office with minimal supervision and support. Coordinates the diet related orders from admission to discharge on every patient. Coordinates the receipt and processing of admission/transfer/discharge information, diet changes and menu selections for service of patient meals and nourishments. Provides population specific patient care.
Ensures patient safety by maintaining accurate patient information including but not limited to diet order, supplement, allergies, etc by verifying and confirming active orders and patient information via hospital computer system. Generates and distributes reports to various sections in the department to direct food production and assembly.
Accurately completes meal tickets based on diet prescription. Calculates exchanges and patterns based on standards and policies. Educates patient to ensure menu selections are nutritionally adequate and consistent with diet order. Obtains patient menu selection utilizing hospital and department communication and customer service standards.
Performs and conducts tasks and duties in all aspects of food service operations. Provides interdepartmental and intradepartmental support as necessary.
Knowledge of sound nutritional practices, safe food handling techniques, special diets, medical disorders, and the nutritional composition of common foods. General knowledge of therapeutic diets and oral supplements in relationship to medical disorders. General knowledge of medical terminology.
Participates in tray assembly activities.
Strong effective communication skills with hospital staff, clinical nutrition team, production staff, supervisors, patients and families.
Strong general office skills. Prioritizes and organizes work load effectively and efficiently with attention to details.
Responds and cooperates with changes in workload. Actively supports and participates in performance improvement activities. Follows federal, state and local guidelines and regulations.
May substitute as relief supervisor. Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned.
Minimum Education / Licensure / Certifications
Required: High School Graduate or GED Equivalent. Must be able to read, write and speak English fluently. Certification as Diet Clerk or Diet Technician or AA degree in nutrition or dietetics preferred.
Required: A minimum of six months recent work experience in hospital nutrition and diet therapy, or any combination of education and experience that would demonstrate the capability to perform the duties of the position. Excellent customer service skills.
Desired: Minimum of one year experience in healthcare food and nutrition service.
Job: Food Service/Preparation/Dietary
Primary Location: West Palm Beach, Florida
Facility: Good Samaritan Medical Center
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Rotate
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâ��s or employeeâ��s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
Internal Number: 1905024284
About Good Samaritan Medical Center
“Tenet Healthcare Corporation is a diversified healthcare services company with 115,000 employees united around a common mission: to help people live happier, healthier lives. Through its subsidiaries, partnerships and joint ventures, including United Surgical Partners International, the Company operates general acute care and specialty hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care centers and other outpatient facilities. Tenet's Conifer Health Solutions subsidiary provides technology-enabled performance improvement and health management solutions to hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks, physician groups, self-insured organizations and health plans.