The Diet Associate processes diet orders for patients (neonatal through adult), prepares menus per diet census sheet for distribution by Nutrition Associate, modifies menus for compliance with dietary restrictions per approved Nutrition Care Manual, and ensures that patient safety is maintained by adhering to dietary restrictions such as age appropriateness and allergy management. Assists trayline staff by providing information regarding meal item requests and monitors tray and snack accuracy during preparation in order to meet the dietary needs of the patients. Participates in quality control and performance improvement activities for the department. Assists in the assessment of patient family satisfaction with service provided. May assume responsibility for lead role and function as the acting supervisor when needed.
High School diploma or equivalent certificate.
Demonstrated competence in a health care setting performing diet office responsibilities for at least six months preferred.
Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Effective customer service skills.
Knowledge of therapeutic diets and clerical skills.
Ability to perform detailed assignments, follow directions, work under pressure, readily adapt to change in routine and work assignments and relate to inter-and intra-departmental staff.
Dietary manager certification or course work in nutrition preferred.
Experience working with computers is preferred.
Must have City of Ft. Worth Food Handler's Card prior to employment. Card must be current at all times during employment.