Clinical Nutrition Asst

Under the general supervision of the Bradley Hospital Senior Dietitian and /or Supervisor Clinical Nutrition performs duties such as but not limited to maintaining and updating data in the CBORD computerized nutrition system including patients� food selections printing and reviewing tray tickets and reports. Also updates special diet lists and communicates special diet orders and nutrition plans with Dietitians Dietetic Technicians Bradley staff food service staff and families as needed. Communicates and coordinates menu changes among multiple groups to ensure patients safety. 



Carries out functions in a compassionate and sensitive manner regarding needs of pediatric patients admitted for psychiatric diagnoses and/or autism and developmental disabilities.  

Works independently while maintaining a high level of communication with Clinical Dietitian(s) Dietetic Technicians nursing interdisciplinary team members and the food service operations team.

Accurately enters and updates patient data in CBORD such as meal selections/orders/ preferences/ special requests for food. 

Updates the allergen/specialty diet list and cook�s list daily to correspond with current diet orders and nutrition plans. Communicates changes to the kitchen as indicated.
Indicates allergy trays with a �red� sticker dot.

Reviews allergy trays prior to unit delivery as needed. Ensures patients receive accurate and correct meals.  Meets with unit assistants to communicate important information regarding special diets as indicated.

Prints various labels reports menus and tickets.

Maintains accurate patient data.

Communicates effectively timely and courteously with patients staff and the production team when obtaining meal choices to enter into CBORD.

Communicates patients� needs with the clinical nutrition and food production team to ensure patients� safety following Bradley Clinical and Food and Nutrition policies.  

Reviews LifeChart records of Bradley patients to obtain information about admission dates discharges food allergies and diet orders to ensure that data is interfaced to CBORD.  

Problem-solves technical problems as needed.

Develops and updates menus/meal plans for special diets and corrects menus for nutritional balance.

Prints menus tray tickets reports calorie count worksheets and updates menu selections throughout the shift.

Monitors patients� intake for nutritional adequacy as appropriate; relays information to Dietetic Technician and/or Clinical Dietitian.

Assists with nutrition related in-services to departmental and hospital staff. Guides and educates interns and other staff as assigned.

Completes other duties as assigned by Clinical Dietitians Dietetic Technicians and/or Foodservice Management Team.


Other information:

Strong background in computers and/or food service.  

Basic knowledge of the nutritional values of food and food groups Strong interpersonal communication and customer service skills. 

Oral and written communication skills necessary to communicate effectively with patients families and hospital personnel in communicating nutrition care plans etc.

Demonstrate knowledge skills and compassion necessary to provide care to pediatric patients with the consideration of psychiatric diagnoses developmental disabilities and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.

Basic computer skills with ability to utilize CBORD LifeChart and other software databases Microsoft Word Excel Outlook iRounds.

One-year experience in food service is preferred.  Experience with pediatric and/or psychiatric patients is highly desirable.

Provides functional guidance to junior staff as required.


Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.   Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


Location: Bradley Hospital USA:RI:East Providence


Work Type: Per Diem


Shift: Shift 1


Union: Non-Union