Dietetic Assistant

Catholic Health Services

Overview Catholic Health is an integrated system encompassing some of the region’s finest health and human services agencies. The health system has nearly 16,000 employees, six acute care hospitals, three nursing homes, a home health service, hospice and a network of physician practices and multispecialty ambulatory locations. Mercy Medical Center is a 375-bed not-for-profit hospital known for our compassionate doctors, nurses and health care staff that are committed to providing excellence in care to meet the health needs of our patients. Mercy has earned the Pathway to Excellence designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center – the only hospital in the region and one of only two in NY State to receive this prestigious award. We come to our work out of a true sense of mission, seeing every patient we care for in their totality—the body, mind and spirit. Join us as we transform the way health care is delivered. Job Details Responsibilities of the Dietetic Assistant include: Accurately processes Patients Room Service Orders according to established procedures. Efficiently processes Room Service orders in an effort to maintain a minimum of three calls in queue. Informs patients or nursing if questions arise about patient meals. Prints enteral feeding list and distributes to Food Service Supervisor. Daily reports are maintained neatly and accurately. Floor census reports are provided to Tray Line Supervisor prior to meal shifts. Appropriately checks CBORD computer system to ensure patients have appropriate diet orders. Coordinates any Room Service meal concerns with appropriate kitchen staff members. Demonstrates strong communication skills. Shows care and concern for patients or family when communicating in person or via the phone. Demonstrates appropriate inter-departmental communication skills when dealing with other departments. Communicates with Food Service Supervisors, Management & dietitians any issues or concerns that arise. Is proactive in handling complaints or concerns. Demonstrates a courteous and respectful manner when communicating with Patients and/or Family members at all times. Requirements for the Dietetic Assistant include: High School Diploma or equivalent 1-2 years of food and nutrition services experience Salary Range USD $22.34 – USD $22.34 /Hr. The salary range or rate listed does not include any differential pay or other forms of compensation that may be applicable to this job and it does not include the value of benefits. At Catholic Health, we believe in a people-first approach. In addition to the estimated base pay provided, employees are eligible for generous benefits packages, generous tuition assistance, a defined benefit pension plan, and a culture that supports professional and educational growth.