AHD Diet Aide
Company: Alameda Health System
Location: San Mateo
Posted on: January 13, 2022
SUMMARY: Under supervision, provides support for Dietitians.
Performs routine aspects of menu selection such as checking the
correctness of prepared meals, comparing prepared meals with menu
cards and processing diet orders and changes. May select meals for
patients who cannot select meals for themselves and who are not at
great nutritional risk. Performs related duties as required.
DUTIES & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: NOTE: The following are the
duties performed by employees in this classification, however,
employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level.
Not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each individual
in the classification.
1. Follows up on meals served to patients to establish whether
meals are being satisfactorily prepared, served, etc.; acts to
correct complaints regarding quantity or quality of food served;
may work as the checker on kitchen tray lines checking temperature,
appearance of meals and contents of food trays to insure that diet
restrictions as specified by menu cards are being followed.
2. Keeps records of patient's diets, actual meals and foods served
to patient areas and food productions sheets; maintains inventory
of dietary office's supplies, forms, and menus; files discharge
patient profile cards.
3. Prepares patients' meal slips according to the current diet
order on Diet Census before each meal. Reviews the menus of
patients who select their own meals but who are on restricted
diets, to insure that they stay within their restrictions; refers
questions or complex problems to Dietitians for guidance and/or
resolution; distributes and picks up menus from patients who select
their own meals; may make ward rounds each day to check diet
restrictions for new patients or may interview patients to
determine their food preferences.
4. Selects food items for patients who are unable to select their
own meals; using preprinted menus and meal patterns (written by
dietitians in consultation with physicians); selects food items for
patients on restricted diets so as to comply with the specified
restrictions; selects food items for patients on regular,
calorie-controlled, salt-free, low-protein, low cholesterol,
low-fat, fluid-restricted, soft, pureed, or bland diets, using
preprinted menus and meal patterns; modifies food items for
patients per Dietitians.
5. Takes new diet orders over the phone or from a computer; enters
new patients in diet rands and bed rands; enters patients likes and
dislikes in diet rands; fills out appropriate meal slips and
nourishment cards so that patients receive meals and snacks;
tallies food choices of all patients so that adequate amounts of
food items can be prepared to meet the demand.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education: High School Diploma or
equivalent. Minimum Experience: One year working in a Healthcare
Food Service Department as a Food Service Worker in addition to the
successful completion of one course in Diet Therapy and one course
in Medical Terminology; OR six months working as a Diet Clerk (or
similar position) in a Healthcare Food Service Department,
preferably with successful completion of one course in Diet Therapy
and one course in Medical Terminology; OR possession of an AA
degree or B.S. degree in a related field.
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