Serves meals to patients in a professional, courteous and efficient manner
Consistently adheres to hospital regulatory requirements, including proper use of patient identifiers and hand hygiene practices
Instructs patients on meal ordering system following an established script
Delivers the correct menu and related inserts (diet compliant) to patients in a timely manner
Assists patients and/or family members in placing meal orders as needed
Assesses each patient’s ability to utilize the meal ordering system and follows up with appropriate staff member if patient unable to participate
Delivers between meal nourishments directly to patients
Expedites changes and/or diet compliant substitutes per patient requests
For diabetic patients, informs nursing that tray has arrived and of intent to deliver
Adheres to established infection control and isolation precaution policies
Retrieves completed meals from patients’ rooms in a timely manner
Records nutrient intake from meals for patients on physician-ordered calorie counts
Demonstrates speed, accuracy, and ability to work calmly under pressure
Acts as liaison between the Nutrition and Food Service Department, the patient and the nursing units
Enters meal orders into CBORD
Mediates and takes ownership of patient concerns regarding meal service, ensuring resolution
Serves as a quality assurance control point for every aspect of the Room Service program
Maintains open communication with Call Center Representatives regarding patients food requirements
Assumes the role of a patient advocate with respect to the Room Service meal delivery system
Complete nourishment kitchen stock sheets and faxes or hand delivers to the Call Center
Restocks food and non-food items according to established par levels stated on the nourishment kitchen stock sheet. Rotates perishables per departmental policy. Checks and records refrigerator temperature.
Checks all assigned nourishment kitchen temperatures and fills out logs
Completes nourishment kitchen stock sheets and faxes or hand delivers to the Call Center.
Keep all nourishment kitchens cleaned and organized.
Records calorie count information and gives to Dietary Call Center personnel
Communicates with nursing and Food Service staff information that can improve meal service to patients
Helps load and transport food trucks for patient tray service, as needed.
Ensures that the food on the patient tray corresponds to the diet order and is listed on the tray ticket. Identifies potential problems and acts accordingly to follow through, including informing appropriate staff members.
Performs other duties as requested
High school education or demonstrate equivalent skills. Prior experience in health care, food, nutrition or related field preferred.Good reading and verbal communication skills. Able to communicate with people with courtesy and efficiency. Able to problem solve and work independently.
M-F 3:30p - 7:30p
Newton-Wellesley Hospital - 23 months ago
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