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Dietary Assistant (Per Diem)

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Backus Hospital


Norwich, CT

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Job Schedule: Per Diem
Standard Hours: 1
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details: 5am-130pm or the 1-7pm, some weekends/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!

For more than 118 years, Backus Hospital has been the primary source of healthcare services for much of Eastern Connecticut. We are home to the only trauma center in New London and Windham counties, and are the only area hospital with LIFE STAR helicopter services. We deliver and coordinate a continuum of high-quality healthcare with the goal of improving the health of our communities.


Obtains menu selections, preferences and allergic/intolerances from patients of all age groups. Ensures menus are accurate according to prescribed dietary order utilizing appropriate Hospital information systems.


 Experience: One (1) year experience in nutrition related field preferred.

License and Certification: Certified Dietetic Technician preferred

Ability to read and understand oral and written instructions, and effectively communicate information. 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. Excellent interpersonal skills necessary to communicate with departments, employees, physicians and managers. Works efficiently and organizes time appropriately. Must be organized, flexible and a team player. Ability to manage time and meet deadlines in a hectic work environment. Commitment to customer service Basic computer knowledge in order to enter/retrieve data.

Good problem solving and/or decision making skills. Requires the ability to recognize problem situations and refer them to the appropriate staff member. Requires the ability to take the appropriate action in response to changes, circumstances or problems. Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.


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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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