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RWJBarnabas Health Diet Assistant in NEWARK, New Jersey

Diet AssistantReq #:0000158854

Category:Food Service



Facility:Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

Department:Dietary Management


Newark Beth Israel Medical Ctr, 201 LYONS AVENUE, NEWARK, NJ 07112-2027

Job Overview:

TheDietary Assistantis actively involved in department activities and has a responsibility to ensure individualized, patient-centered health care for all patient populations admitted to NBI. Responsibilities include diet office work as assigned. Responsible for maintaining accurate dietary data andcoordinating menu selections for the patients. Entering patients diet orders into the computer. Answering the telephone. Maintaining current diet ordersfor all patients; and printing diet rosters, snack labels, and bulk nourishment floor stock sign sheets.



  • Successful completion of site personnel general orientation.

  • Successful completion of department specific orientation

Scheduling Requirements:

  • Potential Days and Shifts to be Worked (Flexibility Required)

  • Sunday-Saturday

  • 5:30am-1:30pm

  • 6:00am-2:00pm

  • 7:30am-3:30pm

  • 9:00am-5:00pm

  • 11:30am-7:30pm

Essential Functions:

  • Maintains up to date diet records for all patients to include food allergies, food preferences and current diet orders

  • Monitors and assists with meal service operations to ensure that patients diet orders are followed and meals are delivered timely

  • Provides patient menus, diet rosters, snack lists, tallies, and labels in a timely manner and oversees all diet office activities

  • Provides a compassionate and supportive environment with prompt and consistent service

  • Adheres to patient rights: provides for the confidential treatment of all communications and records

  • Demonstrates professionalism with families, visitors, physicians, co-workers and supervisors

  • Listens and communicates effectively

  • Participates in ongoing education as required

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Benefits and Perks:

At RWJBarnabas Health, our market-competitive Total Rewards package provides comprehensive benefits and resources to support our employees physical, emotional, social, and financial health.

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)

  • Medical and Prescription Drug Insurance

  • Dental and Vision Insurance

  • Retirement Plans

  • Short & Long Term Disability

  • Life & Accidental Death Insurance

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Health Care/Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Wellness Programs

  • Voluntary Benefits (e.g., Pet Insurance)

  • Discounts Through our Partners such as NJ Devils, NJ PAC, Verizon, and more!

Choosing RWJBarnabas Health!

RWJBarnabas Health is the premier health care destination providing patient-centered,

high-quality academic medicine in a compassionate and equitable manner, while delivering

a best-in-class work experience to every member of the team. We honor and appreciate the privilege of creating and sustaining healthier communities, one person and one community at a time. As the leading academic health system in New Jersey, we advance innovative strategies in high-quality patient care, education, and research to address both the clinical and social determinants of health.

RWJBarnabas Health aims to truly make a unique impact in local communities throughout New Jersey. From vastly improving the health of local residents to creating educational and career opportunities, this combination greatly benefits the state. We understand the growing and evolving needs of residents in New Jersey whether that be enhancing the coordination for treating complex health conditions or improving community health through local programs and education.

Equal Opportunity Employer

RWJBarnabas Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer