Nutrition Assistant

RARITAN BAY MEDICAL CENTER- PERTH AMBOY Perth Amboy Requisition # 2022-115100 ShiftEvening StatusPer Diem Weekend WorkEvery Other Weekend HolidaysFour of 6 On CallNo On-Call Required Shift HoursN/A Address530 New Brunswick Avenue, Perth Amboy, 08861

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The Nutrition Assistant is responsible for obtaining and processing meal orders in a courteous and professional manner; ensuring diet prescription adherence, and maintaining an accurate dietary record for each patient.


  • Handles all patient / customer interactions in a courteous and professional manner, using standardized script where required.
  • Receives patient meal requests by phone call to the diet office, call backs from the diet office or visitation at the patient bedside.
  • Processes meal orders via computer in allotted time frame.
  • Orders non-select meals for patients who cannot select a meal and for whom no order has been placed, as appropriate.
  • Communicates with patient taking menu selections in accordance with diet, food allergies, and food preferences. Ability to verbalize diet-appropriate foods for all house diets; input menus one-on-one with patient &/or family member using Health touch with accuracy.
  • Keeps accurate dietary records for patients in the computer as necessary.
  • Records unit pantry refrigerator temperature on a daily basis. Monitors pantries for general cleanliness and refers all issues to Supervisor/Managers.
  • Ensures all menu choices made by patients are therapeutically accurate, through suggestions of alternatives when necessary for patient satisfaction.
  • Processes orders for guest trays in a courteous and timely manner
  • Communicates special requests, important information to appropriate staff in a timely and courteous manner
  • Prints reports timely.
  • Processes requests for 10 am, 3 pm, and HS nourishments.
  • Identifies the needs of the patient population served and modifies and delivers care that is specific to those needs (i.e., age, culture, language, hearing and/or visually impaired, etc.).
  • This process includes communicating with the patient, parent, and/or primary caregiver(s) at their level (developmental/age, educational, literacy, etc.).
  • Other duties and/or projects as assigned.
  • Adheres to HMH Organizational competencies and standards of behavior.


  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of basic principles of nutrition and modified diets.
  • Proficient in computer skills.
  • Bachelor's or Associate's degree in foods and nutrition.
  • Bilingual, especially Spanish or Korean language.
  • Minimum of 1 or more years of similar hospital or acute care experience.

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