Dietetic Aide- Full Time- Clinical Nutrition Services

Dartmouth HealthDartmouth Health

Lebanon ,NH ,United States
Job Description

The Food & Nutrition Services (FNS) Department at Dartmouth-Hitchcock encompasses Patient Food Services, Clinical Nutrition, and Dining Services. FNS aims to provide a nutritional environment which supports a population-level approach to a healthy diet and aligns with the D-H commitment to improve the health and wellness of our patients, employees, and community and create a sustainable health system.

The Dietetic Aide at Dartmouth-Hitchcock works directly with our patients by completing activities related to patient nutritional care, meal service delivery and assists patients with menu completion.

This is a full-time, position with competitive rates starting at $17/hr.Evening and weekend shifts receive a shift differential, and weekend shifts are required.You must be at least 16 years of age to apply for this position.

We are offering a $3,000 sign-on/retention bonus for this position.*The bonus is available for external hires only (or current D-H employees moving to a 30 - 40 hour per week position from a per diem role) and certain conditions apply.

To learn more about our Food and Nutrition Services department and roles - watch here:

  1. Assists with tray delivery and collecting menus.
  2. Corrects patient menus on assigned units based on physicians’ order and Nutrition Care Manual.
  3. Assists patient with menu completion and check patients’ satisfaction with selections and compliance with physicians’ diet order.
  4. Collects diet change sheets and completes diet changes using computer reports.
  5. Prints special nourishment labels and lists for Production.
  6. Prints and checks menus and tray tickets following specific instructions regarding patient nutritional care.
  7. Checks patient tray line by comparing patient menu selections with tray items. Requests that the Diet Office make appropriate therapeutic substitutions.
  8. Uses ADT printer slips to update electronic cardexes as per protocol.
  9. Answers phone using telephone log sheet to record all messages. Processes requests as established within clinical policies and procedures.
  10. Counts and records diet census and tube feeding orders.
  11. Makes note of patient choices, correcting as necessary using computer-generated reports. Prints and distributes tally reports.
  12. Performs other duties as required or assigned.

  • High school diploma (or GED) strongly preferred.
  • 1 year of related dietary experience preferred.
  • Must have good verbal, written communication and computer skills.

  • Area of Interest: Service;
  • FTE/Hours per pay period: 1.00 - 1.00 - 40 hrs/week;
  • Shift: Day;
  • Job ID: 15058;
Employment Type
Not Stated

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