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Dietary Aide (40 hr, Rotating)

Needham, Massachusetts

Organization Facility: Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Needham Category: Clinical Nutrition Job ID: JR53533 Date posted: 06/05/2024
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Job Type: Regular

Time Type: Full time

Work Shift: Rotating (United States of America)

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

BID Needham will pay a $3,000 bonus (in two payments) to hired candidates for this position. Candidates will receive $1,500 on the pay period following date of hire and another $1,500 once they reach twelve months of employment.

Important Details:

· Employees applying internally from within BID Needham or another BILH entity are not eligible for this signing bonus program.

· Re-hires may receive signing bonuses if they terminated their employment with BID Needham more than a year before new hire date. This includes students, volunteers and interns who have worked (paid or unpaid) at BID Needham.

· New employees must be in good standing at the bonus payout dates to receive payout.

· Candidates who are referred by a current employee will receive their bonus as part of the employee referral program.

· Bonus eligible jobs are subject to change based on the hospital's hiring needs and will be determined by Human Resources on an ongoing basis. HR reserves the right to change the bonus eligible jobs at any time. Additionally, all payouts are subject to standard state and federal tax withholdings and are processed through payroll.



Job Summary: Under the direction of the Chef/General Manager, performs a variety of food service activities in the Food & Nutrition department. Responsible for sanitation of china, silverware, pots, equipment and floors in the department. Prepares/portions cold food for tray line and traveling meals. Works on tray line, assembles and delivers functions and par stocks to nourishment kitchens, receives and stores deliveries per department standards.

Job Description:

Essential Responsibilities:
  1. Prepares cold food as assigned for patient line and traveling meals.
  2. Delivers and retrieves food carts/trays from patient units following all infection control guidelines
  3. Washes pot, pans and utensils according to departmental guidelines. Stores clean items in an organized and sanitary manner.
  4. Follows all food production standards out-lined in HAACP-Quality control program.
  5. Maintains the cleanliness of assigned work area per department standards, and performs cleaning activities as assigned.
Required Qualifications:
  1. Some High School required.
  2. 0-1 years related work experience required.
  3. Previous experience as dietary aide in healthcare setting preferred
  4. Basic familiarity with computers. Ability to navigate at a basic level within web-based applications.
Competencies:
  1. Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are based on specific instructions, standard practices and established procedures which generally require little or no supervision.
  2. Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are routine, somewhat repetitive and generally solved by following clear directions and procedures and by identifying opportunities for process improvements.
  3. Independence of Action: Ability to follow general instructions and procedures as provided. Work is monitored by supervisor/manager.
  4. Written Communications: Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written English with internal and external customers.
  5. Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and converse in English to communicate effectively with medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
  6. Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate basic knowledge of fundamental concepts, practices and procedures with the ability to use them in routine situations. Specialized knowledge not required.
  7. Team Work: Ability to interact respectfully with other employees, professional staff and/or external contacts to offer ideas, identify issues, obtain information or deliver services.
  8. Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.
Age based Competencies:
Employees in this job must be competent to provide patient care to the following age groups: Neonatal:Birth to 6 months, Youth: 6 months to 16 years, Young adult: 16-30 years, Middle Age: 30 - 60 years, Elderly: 60 -.
Physical Nature of the Job:
Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and or up to 20 pounds of force frequently. Job is physical in nature and employee needs to stand and/or move around through the majority of their shift.

As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more about this requirement.

More than 35,000 people working together. Nurses, doctors, technicians, therapists, researchers, teachers and more, making a difference in patients' lives. Your skill and compassion can make us even stronger.

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If you’re looking for a career where you can make a difference and explore your potential, Beth Israel Lahey Health is the place you belong. Our system includes a network of hospitals, physician practices, outpatient centers, and other healthcare facilities and we offer a broad range of careers in direct patient care, environmental services, registration, finance and many other fields. We are focused on providing compassionate and personalized healthcare with a strong reputation for clinical excellence and research and offer diverse opportunities for career growth and development. Conveniently, we have many locations in communities across Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire.

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