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Dear Ms. Grasso, I just wanted to take a minute to commend you and your staff. My mother, Gilberte H., has been in and out of Port Rehab since November 2018. It does help when I am there and witness the care and compassion extended to her in her time of need. I wish I could think of the names of all the staff there who I feel have not only done their job well, but went over and above, but I will mention the few names that stand out to me. Cara has been especially patient and kind with Mom. Paul makes her smile and laugh, and the one who really prompted me to even think to write this letter is David. I believe he’s an LPN; he administers her medications. He treats her with incredible compassion, gentleness, and kindness and allows her the dignity she deserves. I don’t want to leave out all the Occupational and Physical Therapists who work with Mom. They are all exceptionally professional and wonderful. Thank you for caring enough to have a facility which seems to encourage care for those who are in dire need of compassion. Sincerely, Elaine P.


Port Healthcare Center

Menu Specialist

Location: Westborough, MA - Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital

Category: Dietary

Menu Specialist Part Time 24 hours, including every other weekend

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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