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Geisinger Health System Diet Assistant (Flex) in Danville, Pennsylvania

Job Summary

Utilizing department software, the Diet Assistant transcribes patient diet orders in a manner that facilitates accurate delivery of nourishment from tray line to patient. In tandem with clinical nutrition staff, ensures that patients’ specialized dietary needs are met.

Job Duties

  • Enters nourishment specifications, allergies, food dislikes and other specialized information in the progress notes of each patient's diet history maintenance file.

  • Checks the accuracy of the Substitution list, generated by the Information system, and makes decisions regarding the accuracy thereof.

  • Calculates fluid restrictions and other specialized meal patterns according to procedure and specialized meal plans.

  • Processes patient tray tickets, before each meal, to ensure all tray tickets are correct according to the patient's diet prescription and that all patients receive a tray, as ordered.

  • Receives information via EPIC, fax, ADT, phone and diet list regarding new admissions, transfers, expirations and diet changes.

  • Updates patient's menu and tray ticket, as needed.

  • Prints tray tickets, tally reports, nourishment labels and other required reports on the diet office printers.

  • Accepts credit card payments and tracks meals for reporting.

  • Initiates downtime and emergency procedures when required and helps to direct staff at the site to ensure patients are fed when resources may be limited.

Work is typically performed in an office environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.

Position Details


High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required)


Minimum of 1 year-Related work experience (Preferred)

Certification(s) and License(s)

OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We know that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.