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I want to thank you, Melanie and your entire staff for the exceptional care you provided my mother (Katherine) during her stay at Hannah Duston. My mother who is 94 years old was very apprehensive about going to a rehab facility; however your staff managed to put her at ease and get her back on her feet in a relatively short period of time. She is still telling everyone she meets what a wonderful experience she had at Hannah Duston.


Hannah Duston Healthcare Center

Menu / Nutrition Specialist

Location: Westborough, MA - Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital

Category: Dietary

Menu / Nutrition Specialist Part Time

Primary Responsibilities:
• Serves as a liaison between nursing and the kitchen.
• Serves all patients’ meals according to the written instructions provided, i.e., menus and meal patterns.
• Demonstrates proper food handling.
• Identifies problems with residents’ diets and dietary needs, and discusses with Director Culinary Services/Dietitian.
• Maintains records of meal selection, menus, diet census, nourishment sheets, production sheet and alternate meal tickets, and diets served.
• Prepares and labels house and supplemental nourishments and thickened liquids.
• May be required to check completed trays for accuracy.
• Observes infection control procedures related to the Culinary and Nutritional Services Department.
• Interviews residents and determines specific needs and preferences.
• Processes diet slips and changes for Mealtracker. Processes Production Sheets by Group indicating any special requests or diet changes.
• Helps Hospitality Aides as needed. Receives last minute requests or diet changes from nursing units and submits to kitchen for processing.

Prerequisites:
• Strong people skills and communication skills.
• Experience preferred but not required.
• High School Graduate or G.E.D. required.
• Must begin Nutrition Certification Course and Allergy Awareness Course within 6 months of hire date.
• High Level of computer skills and knowledge.

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