Acts as liaison in implementing nutritional care to all in-patients in accordance with physician’s diet orders and in collaboration with Food Services procedures, Clinical Dieticians, and Nursing Units.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties
1.Answers incoming telephone calls, take patients meal selection and assists patients in making alternative food selections if item selected are unavailable or have fallen under noncompliance item in the diet order.
2.Instructs and educates patients on Room Service procedures.Distributes menus according to diet order and assist in selection as needed.
3.Prints all required patient reports such as Patient Census with Notes Report from CBORD.
4.Be aware of unavailability of items (zero stocks) prior to meal service in order to assist patients to make food selection.
5.Ensures that each patient / guests receives appropriate meal based on diet prescription and nutrition care plan.
6.Prepares tube feeding formula in accordance to diet order and approved policies and procedures. (i.e. prepares feeding at specified time).
7.Conducts meal rounds and report any incidents related to the diet order.
8.Acts as liaison between Dietician and patients.Visits patients for suitability and tolerance of diet and provides relevant information to the Dietician.
9.Assists with patient surveys and Food Service related studies.
10.Attends departmental and regular Diet Clerk meetings.Attends all scheduled training.
11.Reports to supervisor any work orders for defective equipment as required.
12.Uses computerized applications specific to the work and keeps abreast of current related technology developments in Food and Nutrition.
13.Follows all Hospital related policies and procedures.
14.Participates in self and others education, training and development, as applicable.
15.Performs other related duties as assigned.
High School Education and formal training in Food & Nutrition or any related discipline is required
One (1) year of experience in Food / Nutrition Section of an Institutional Food Services Operation is required.