Job Details

Diet Aide, Per Diem

Category: Food Service
Department: Dietary Administration - 805000
Position Type: Per Diem
Shift: Rotating Shift
Hours Per Week: Per Diem
FT/PT/PD: Per Diem
Location: New England Baptist Hospital, 125 Parker Hill Ave, Boston, MA 02120

Job Summary:

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. Answers room service calls and takes patient food orders.

Principal Duties and Essential Functions:

  • Prepares menu items, such as desserts, breakfast 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.

  • Reviews menu and production sheets to determine the type and quantity of foods to be prepared.

  • Confers with the Chef, Cook, or Food Production Supervisor regarding ingredients needed and the appropriate use of leftovers.

  • Labels menu items for modified diets.

  • Checks menu in advance for necessary preparation of food items.

  • 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.

  • Takes patient's orders by phone and enters them into the dietary meal system.

  • Other duties as assigned.


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

    Schedule: Per Diem - days, evenings, and weekends. Strong customer service and communications skills required; strong teamwork skills.  Some lifting required. 

    Team player with the ability to work a variety of shifts (days, evenings and weekends).