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Dietary Assistant

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Backus Hospital


Norwich, CT

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Job Schedule: Part Time
Standard Hours: 12
Job Shift: Shift 2
Shift Details: 1-7pm every other weekend and rotating holidays


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Every day, over 30,000 Hartford HealthCare colleagues come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network.

Join us at Backus Hospital as we live our values every day. As part of Hartford HealthCare we create a better future for healthcare in Connecticut and beyond. By embodying these values we have become nationally respected for patient care and most trusted for personalized coordinated care. Come be part of something special!

Obtains menu selections, preferences and allergies/intolerances from patients of all age groups. Ensures menus are accurate according to prescribed dietary order utilizing appropriate information systems and by communicating with dietitians, food service associates, cooks, nursing staff and management regarding patient/resident care.



  • Obtains patient menu selections consistent with current diet order and any cultural or individualized requirements or requests.
  • Utilizes all required computerized reports at each meal to check tray tickets before the meal service starts. Makes corrections to tray tickets according to prescribed diet orders. 
  • Obtains daily report of patients/residents receiving nourishments, tube feedings, and supplements.  May assist in gathering and/or delivering products as needed.  
  • Assists with assembling and delivering patient/resident meals.    
  • Perform other related duties as required. 


Minimum Requirements

  • Education: None
  • Experience: None
  • Licensure, Certification, Registration: N/A
  • Language Skills: Must be able to read, write and speak English

Preferred Requirements

  • Education: High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Experience: One year of experience in nutrition related or customer service field 
  • Licensure, Certification, Registration: Certified Dietetic Technician 
  • Language Skills: Additional languages a plus


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With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance. Every moment matters. And this is your moment.



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