Tracking Code: 204021

Nutrition Systems Assistant - York Hospital - PRN

Location: WellSpan Health, York, PA
Schedule: PRN/Per Diem

PRN As needed

General Summary

Prepares and processes computerized patient menus via telephone and maintains patient nutrition records and related reports.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

  • Manages a high volume of fast paced incoming and outgoing phone calls to patients, and/or representatives and healthcare providers. Provides exceptional customer service by addressing patient needs and communications with health care providers in a professional, positive and caring manner.
  • Maintains confidential patient records in the diet office software. Enters food dislike and intolerances, supplements, nourishments and tube feedings and documents pertinent patient. diet and food information in the Diet progress auxiliary screen to ensure consistent and comprehensive patient care.
  • Verifies diet orders and allergies in Epic as indicated.
  • Has direct communication with the patient and /or a patient representative to obtain patient meal selections.
  • Determines patients need for paper rather than verbal meal selection process.
  • Using the nutritional guidelines in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Manual of Nutritional Therapy (the approved diet manual of WSH), applies principles of nutrition therapy to assist patients in making appropriate meal selections within the guidelines of their prescribed diet.
  • Communicates and coordinates the patient meal selection process with clinical nutrition staff, nursing services and other providers.
  • Coordinates meal service for patients with food service production and tray delivery team.
  • Completes daily processing for the diet office software program and follow up tasks to processing.
  • Prints and reviews patient tray tickets ensuring meal compliance to diet orders, allergies and individualized exceptional care.
  • Notifies supervisors and Food and Nutrition Services leadership of diet office software issues. Communicates with the diet office employees at all System facilities, when the diet office software system has issues, to monitor the extent and status of the software issues.
  • Maintains positive relationships with clinical nutrition staff, food service production and tray service employees, and nursing.

Common Expectations:

  • Maintains established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment and safety standards.
  • Participates in educational programs and in-service meetings.
  • Maintains appropriate records and reports for the department.
  • Maintains a positive attitude and practices all our caring behaviors.
  • Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation

Required for All Jobs:

  • Performs other related duties as identified.
  • WellSpan Health has adopted and implemented a compliance program to support WellSpan's values and standards for professionalism, integrity, and ethics. Expected to support and meet the values and standards of the organization and the performance expectations of the job, the department, and the compliance program.
  • WellSpan Health has adopted and implemented a privacy program to safeguard the patient information and the business and operational information of the organization. Expected to support and meet the values and standards of the organization to safeguard patient and business/operational information.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Physical Demands:

  • Standing - Occasionally
  • Walking - Occasionally
  • Sitting - Frequently
  • Reaching - Rarely
  • Talking - Frequently
  • Hearing - Frequently
  • Repetitive Motions - Occasionally
  • Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination - Occasionally

Qualifications

Minimum Education:

  • None Required
  • High School Diploma or GED Preferred

Work Experience:

  • 1 year Twelve months on the job training and education is required to become proficient at daily tasks. Required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

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At WellSpan Health, we are committed to treating all applicants fairly and equitably, regardless of their job classification. If you require assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please reach out to us via email at employment@wellspan.org. We will evaluate requests for accommodation on a case-by-case basis. Please note that we will only respond to inquiries related to reasonable accommodation from this email address. Rest assured, all requests for assistance or accommodation are handled confidentially, allowing applicants to share their needs openly and honestly with us.

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Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts
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WellSpan Health recognizes and honors the diversity of our team members, patients and neighbors, and we embrace all the human characteristics that make us similar and unique. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected and valued by creating a safe and inclusive environment to which we all feel a sense of belonging. We are equally committed to ensuring all team members have the opportunity to excel and are positioned for success through equitable policies, practices and resources.

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Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)

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