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Dietetic Assistant


Health and Safety

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Palo Alto

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Branch Information

Silicon Valley, CA - (USA) 2960 Stevens Creek Blvd CA San Jose , CA - 95128 Phone : 408-241-4900



Job Description

Title: Dietetic Assistant

Location: Palo Alto, CA

Duration: Direct Hire

Starting at $23 an hour!

Do you have a passion for helping others? Do you have a background in nutrition and seeking a rewarding career with a well known organization? If so I have just the opportunity! Apply today to learn more about this exciting opportunity!

Under the direct supervision of the Food Services Managers and Supervisors, is responsible for processing patient's diet order in corresponding computer program according to physician's orders. Provide direct patient contact for delivering meal tray, formula, nourishment or other communications. Involve in training of new employees.

Essential Functions

* Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to identify and process correct diets and portions for all age groups from pediatrics through elderly adults.

* Assess and interpret data about the patient's status in order to identify age-specific needs and provide the care needed.

* Process patient diet orders and customer orders, including patient/family initiated orders and those patients needing assistance.

* Receive requests for diet changes or meal requests via phone, computer, fax; or written format during downtime. Follow standard procedures for all patient diets.

* Process orders for nourishment.

* Coordinate delivery of all tube feeding and oral supplement orders. Prepare and deliver formula according to physician diet order.

* Perform all work in a safe and sanitary manner.

* Maintain all workstations in a neat and organized manner.

* Performs other related and incidental duties as needed or assigned.

* Contributes to cost containment by managing time and supplies so that assignments are completed as scheduled and resources are not wasted.

Relationships with Others

Employees in this class have regular in-person contact with patients, visitors, clinical staff, and/or the public. Employees have occasional contact by telephone and in person with service representatives when equipment needs repairs.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education: High School Diploma or GED equivalent. Nutrition background or degree preferred

Experience: 1 year customer service and/or call center experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or license/certification.

* Knowledge of automated information system is required.

* Ability to conduct routine calculations read and understands physician's orders, communicate effectively both orally and in writing, and write legibly