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Dietetic Asst-PD

Facility: St Catherine of Siena Med Ctr Location: Smithtown, NY Department: Food & Nutritional Services Category: Service and Trade Schedule: Per Diem Shift: Varied hours Hours: varied ReqNum: 6032647


We, at Catholic Health Services, humbly join together to bring Christ's healing mission and the mission of mercy of the Catholic Church expressed in Catholic health care to our communities.


To be the preferred health care system on Long Island for patients, doctors and staff.

Values: I-C-A-R-E

Integrity:We are who we say we are and act in accordance with the splendor of truth of our Catholic moral teaching and our Catholic values.

Compassion:We have compassion for our patients, see the suffering Christ in them, strive to alleviate suffering and serve the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of our patients.

Accountability: We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.

Respect:We honor the sanctity of life at every stage of life and the dignity of every person, and incorporate all the principles of Catholic social teaching in our relationships and advocacy.

Excellence:We seek the glory of God in the compassionate service of our patients, and we strive to do the best that can be done, whatever our role.


To assist the clinical dietitian with coordinating & assembling information for accurate tray & nourishment preparation & food production.


Education: High School diploma or GED equivalency preferred.

Skills, Knowledge or Abilities:Computer

Physical Requirements:Position requires long periods of sitting. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively to staff members and management. Ability to bend, stretch, reach, and lift heavy supplies.

Experience: 1 year food service experience and 90 hour course or equivalent required.


  • TEAMWORK:Works in collaboration with others by building team spirit.
  • CUSTOMER SERVICE/SERVICE EXCELLENCE: Seeks opportunities to provide friendly & courteous service
  • QUALITY/SAFETY: Works to the highest quality standards & ensures the safety patients, self and others.
  • ACCOUNTABILITY/RELIABILITY: Evaluates own work for opportunities to improve.
  • INITIATIVE: Proactive and takes responsibility for actions, projects and people.


Responsible for patient menus and diets

Responsible for coordination of patient menus, diets, and nourishments for each meal.

Reviews menus and exercises extreme caution to ensure that the current diet matches the current order.

Refers problems and questions to Clinical Dietitian.

Prints menus in the morning to be distributed by floor hostess to patients to complete at breakfast.

Prints tallies for each meal and distributes to appropriate staff.

Answers telephone, places room service requests in CBORD and expedites patient requests.

Communicates with food production manager, cooks, supervisors, and diet aides regarding changes, patient requests, etc.

Demonstrates ability to modify menus, meal plans and diets to meet the needs of age specific groups: pediatric, adolescents, adults and geriatric patients.

Maintains CBORD computer system information.

Maintains and updates patient information in CBORD computer system.

Prints nourishment and tube feeding lists to be distributed to appropriate staff.

Manages clinical dietary office routine

Answers the telephone and expedites related tasks.

Maintains an adequate supply of patient menus, diet copies, pencils, office supplies and required forms.

Participates in upgrading of dietetic services

Contributes to development and implementation of procedures to update patient care.

Works closely with supervisors, dietitians, and food production personnel to coordinate good patient tray service

Provides services that reflect an understanding of individual cultural and religious diversities and needs as well as recognition of patient rights

Creates and maintains an atmosphere of courtesy and respect toward patients, families, and staff.

Provides an atmosphere which is customer driven and customer focused.

Demonstrates respect for the cultural and religious diversities and needs of the patients, families, and staff.

Maintains a positive and supportive attitude toward the mission and goals of Catholic Health Services.

Other functions and performance indicators

Communicates to supervisor concerns regarding work load, problems encountered, and experiences occurring during work assignment.

Attends and participates in in-service programs, department meetings and yearly mandatory hospital in-service programs

Maintains a consistent pattern of attendance in accordance with assigned schedule and demonstrates flexibility within the assigned schedule.

Adheres to hospital/department dress code. Arrives to work appropriately dressed, well-groomed and neat.

Introduces and identifies self to patient and family. Prominently wears hospital ID badge.

Conforms to policies governing patient abuse, patient rights, and confidentiality of information.

Utilizes principles of infection control and standard precaution in the performance of work duties.

Performs other related duties as required and unrelated duties as requested during emergencies.

Adheres to all organizational policies and procedures

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