Diet Aide | Beth Israel Lahey Health Positions

Beth Israel Lahey Health

Company Name: Beth Israel Lahey Health
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Job Type: Full-time
Job Location: Boston, MA
Job Posted Date: 20-04-2023
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Job’s Overview:

Beth Israel Lahey Health is seeking a Diet Aide in Boston, MA. Please take a moment to read the job post below if you are interested:

When you join the growing BILH team, you’re not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

Job Type:

Per Diem

Scheduled Hours:


Work Shift:

Day (United States of America)

Participates in the preparation and distribution of all therapeutic menu items, special food orders, desserts, and cold foods contributing to the nutritional well-being of the patient. Assists on tray line when necessary.

Job Description:

Principal Duties and Essential Functions:

  • Delivers meals to patients at bedside while following all necessary safety steps.
  • Prepares menu items, such as desserts, pastries, jello, custards, soft custard mix, and therapeutic diet menu needs in accordance with standardized recipes, producing only necessary amounts. Keeps waste and overproduction to a minimum.
  • Confers with the Chef, Cook, or Food Production Supervisor to ensure quality preparation and delivery of meals to the patients.
  • Inspects all menu items to ensure an acceptable appearance as judged by freshness, color, aroma, and texture.
  • Cleans and sanitizes equipment, utensils, and work station following acceptable techniques.
  • Utilizes proper safety and sanitation techniques in preparation, service, and storage of foods.
  • Strong customer service and communications skills required; strong teamwork skills. Some lifting required.
  • Attending team huddles and department meetings is required.
  • Ability to take patient orders by telephone and input them into the electronic ordering system within a timely manner while demonstrating strong customer service skills is required within 90 days of employment.
  • Demonstration of basic computer and technical skills (email, use of the hospital scheduling app, etc.) required within 90 days of employment.
  • Team player with the ability to work a variety of shifts (days, evenings and weekends). Some holidays required. Must be flexible and manage work flow during high volume.
  • Ability and/or willingness to cross-train in other areas of the food and nutrition department is preferred.
  • Other duties as assigned by manager of supervisor.


High school diploma or equivalent with at least one year of work experience in a food service environment preferred.

Ability to read, write, and communicate in English.

Schedule: 6:30am-3:00pm or 11:00am-7:30pm weekdays, weekends, and some holidays. Hours may vary.

FLSA Status:


As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more about this requirement.

More than 35,000 people working together. Nurses, doctors, technicians, therapists, researchers, teachers and more, making a difference in patients’ lives. Your skill and compassion can make us even stronger.


Getting the Diet Aide designation comes with some responsibilities. It would be a wise idea to take a few minutes to learn more about it so you can make an informed decision.

Applicants must meet the above-mentioned requirements in order to qualify for consideration to work as a Diet Aide.

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