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Dietary Aide (Per Diem)

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St. Vincent's Medical Center


Bridgeport, CT

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Job Schedule: Per Diem
Standard Hours: 1
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details: Works 12 hr shifts on a fluid schedule, weekends and holidays a must. Works any combination of the following 615a-615p,630a-630p, 715a-715p

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St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport has more than 3,200 employees. It includes a 473-bed community teaching hospital, a 76-bed inpatient psychiatric facility in Westport, a large multispecialty provider group, and special needs services for adults and children. St. Vincent’s is the first hospital in Fairfield County to be integrated into the Hartford HealthCare network, and is the system’s second-largest hospital.


Job Summary

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.


  • Must be able to read, write and speak English required
  • Basic computer skills (including opening/reading email, basic internet use).
  • Working knowledge of Basic Nutrition.
  • Ability to read and understand oral and written instructions, and effectively communicate information.
  • Works efficiently and organizes time appropriately.
  • Must be organized, flexible and a team player.
  • Commitment to customer service
  • Basic computer knowledge in order to enter/retrieve data.
  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent preferred
  • One year of experience in nutrition related or customer service field preferred
  • Certified Dietetic Technician preferred


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