Nutrition Assistant, Full-Time

Select Medical Corporation West Orange, New Jersey
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January 25, 2023
Select Medical Corporation
West Orange, New Jersey


Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation | Select Medical

West Orange, NJ

Full Time

Nutrition Assistant

We are currently seeking a Full-Time, Nutrition Assistant for our acute care rehab hospital located in West Orange, NJ (ESSEX COUNTY).

Come join our team!

Full-Time, Days

(This includes weekdays and weekends)

Shift 11 AM-7 PM

Benefits of becoming a Nutrition Assistant with us:

  • 8-hour shifts
  • Full-benefits package (Including medical, dental, vision, 401k, life insurance, short and long term disability, and tuition assistance)
  • Working with a great dietary team
  • Impact on patient care and their quality of life
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Ability to grow and learn new skills
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Gaining health-care experience
  • Team-oriented culture
  • A network of over 50K employees nationwide with relocation opportunities


Position Summary:

A Nutrition Assistant performs numerous duties related to patient menu systems. Responsible for patient food service contact, patient menu management, obtaining patient 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, and 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 tray line, food service aides or catering as needed.
  • Performs other duties as requested.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Previous office experience or equivalent required

Preferred Experience:

  • Working knowledge of therapeutic diets preferred

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