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Nutrition Assistant
Select Medical Corporation | Columbus, Ohio
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Critical Illness Recovery Hospital

Nutrition Assistant

A Nutrition Assistant performs diversified duties related to patient menu systems and maintenance of departmental office systems. Responsible for patient food service contact, patient menu management,obtaining paitent menu selections, data collection and communication of patient food service needs. Follows standard practices and complies with regulatory requirements.


Demonstrate knowledge and proficiency of menu management system. Prepare, assemble, deliver and retrieve patient menus/ menu selections according to prescribed diets. Assist patients in completing menu selections compliant with prescribed diet. Offer alternative menu, as allowed on prescribed diet and in accordance with food allergies, food sensitivities, cultural, ethnic, and religious preferences. Update and/or validate diet changes in the patient menu system with the most current diet order. Update and/or validate menu and nourishment labeling is compliant with most current diet order. Create, print and place menu labels as needed. Communicates patient care and food service issues to the department. Print and distribute reports, such as meal tallies, patient diet lists and nourishment lists. Follow HIPAA and Joint Commission guidelines in accordance with organizational and departmental policies. Perform clerical assignments in Food & Nutrition office including faxing, answering phones, filing, photocopying, etc. Maintains organization and efficiency of department office. Follows up with inquiries and requests in a timely and appropriate manner. Maintain proper levels of office and menu supplies. Attend in-services and other departmental related meetings. Assists trayline, food service aides or catering as needed.


* High school diploma or equivalent required. - Previous office experience or equivalent required. - Working knowledge of therapuetic diets preferred.

About Select Medical Corporation

Select Medical Corporation provides long-term acute care hospital services and inpatient acute rehabilitative hospital care through its Select Specialty Hospital division and provides physical, occupational and speech rehabilitation services through its outpatient divisions. The Company's specialty hospital segment consists of hospitals designed to serve the needs of acute patients and patients that require intensive medical rehabilitation care. The Company's outpatient rehabilitation business consists of clinics and contract services that provide physical, occupational and speech rehabilitation services. As of the year ended December 31, 2003, the Company operated 79 long-term acute care hospitals in 24 states, four acute medical rehabilitation hospitals in New Jersey and 790 outpatient rehabilitation clinics in 29 states, the District of Columbia and seven Canadian provinces.

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