Nutrition Assistant - Baylor Rehab - Dallas
Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation
This position is for alternating shifts and days.
Candidate should be available to work between the hours of:
Monday - Sunday
A Nutrition Assistant performs diversified duties related to patient menu systems and maintenance of departmental office systems. Responsible for patient food service contact, patient menu management,obtaining patient menu selections, data collection and communication of patient food service needs. Follows standard practices and complies with regulatory requirements.
-Demonstrate knowledge and proficiency of menu management system.
-Prepare, assemble, deliver and retrieve patient menus/ menu selections according to prescribed diets.
-Assist patients in completing menu selections compliant with prescribed diet. Offer alternative menu, as allowed on prescribed diet and in accordance with food allergies, food sensitivities, cultural, ethnic, and religious preferences.
-Update and/or validate diet changes in the patient menu system with the most current diet order.
-Update and/or validate menu and nourishment labeling is compliant with most current diet order. Create, print and place menu labels as needed.
-Communicates patient care and food service issues to the department.
-Print and distribute reports, such as meal tallies, patient diet lists and nourishment lists.
-Follow HIPAA and Joint Commission guidelines in accordance with organizational and departmental policies.
-Perform clerical assignments in Food & Nutrition office including faxing, answering phones, filing, photocopying, etc. Maintains organization and efficiency of department office. Follows up with inquiries and requests in a timely and appropriate manner.
-Maintain proper levels of office and menu supplies.
-Attend in-services and other departmental related meetings.
-Assists tray-line, food service aides or catering as needed.
• High school diploma or equivalent required.
• Previous office experience or equivalent required.
• Working knowledge of therapuetic diets preferred.
Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation, a joint venture between Baylor Scott & White Health and Select Medical, carries a well-known reputation for patient care and exceptional quality outcomes. We serve all people through exemplary healthcare, education, research and community service. Since opening in 1981, our flagship inpatient rehab hospital in Dallas has received repeated recognition by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best rehab hospitals in the nation. All of our inpatient hospitals are accredited by The Joint Commission, including specialty accreditation for our stroke rehab programs. And for five consecutive years we have been recognized as a “Best Place to Work” by the Dallas Business Journal.
With the combined expertise of our joint venture partners, Baylor Scott & White Rehabilitation has become one of the most recognized and largest rehabilitation providers in the nation. We have continuously grown in size, scope and excellence across North Texas, and in the summer of 2018 our footprint has expanded to include new partners in Central Texas. With this expansion, we have more than 2,300 talented, caring and compassionate team members working in the following environments:
- 4 inpatient rehab hospitals (free-standing)
- 2 inpatient rehab units in Baylor Scott & White Health acute hospitals
- 9 acute therapy units in Baylor Scott & White Health acute hospitals
- 87 outpatient therapy locations (and growing)
- A home health division covering all of North Texas
Select Medical is an equal opportunity employer committed to dealing with employees in a nondiscriminatory manner and based on job-related qualifications and abilities. The Company will recruit, hire, train, and promote all persons without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, veteran status, age (40 and over), marital status, disability or history of disability (except where physical or mental abilities are a bona fide occupational qualification) or any other protected status.
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