Job Vacancy Room Service Assistant – Nutrition Call Center MD Anderson Cancer Center

Job title: Room Service Assistant – Nutrition Call Center

Company: MD Anderson Cancer Center

Job description: The Room Service Assistant position in the department of Room Service at MD Anderson Cancer Center provides telephonic service to patients and guests in the selection of room service meals and nourishments, supports the communication and implementation of physician orders and patient care data, and positively impacts the quality and efficiency of services provided to maintain patient nutrition care and ensure satisfaction. The Room Service Assistant collaborates with Food & Nutrition colleagues in a call center environment.

The ideal candidate will be bilingual in Spanish and be available to work 3:45-8:45pm and occasionally 12:15-9:15pm. Must have a Bachelor’s degree or at least one year of experience in a high volume call center, telephone communications, hospitality, nutrition, or food service.

Hourly breakdown of salary range:

Minimum $15.00 – Midpoint $17.88 – Maximum $20.77

MD Anderson offers our employees:

– Paid employee medical benefits (zero premium) starting on first day

– Minimum 24.5 days paid leave in first year (PTO & holidays)

– Tuition Assistance Program

– Teacher’s Retirement System defined-benefit pension plan

– Employer paid short-term disability, life & accidental death insurance

– State of Texas longevity pay

The Room Service Wait Staff position at MD Anderson Cancer Center in the Texas Medical Center works as the key link in providing excellent customer service to patients, caregivers and guests while delivering breakfast, lunch and dinner to their room. Picking up the phone to order a nutritious, freshly prepared meal that’s delivered by an attendant wearing a tuxedo might seem more common at a four-or five-star hotel than a cancer center, but Room Service programs like ours that provide efficient, high quality, cooked-to-order culinary options have become essential to ensuring a better patient experience.

Much like the personalized cancer treatment our patients receive, our culinary and clinical nutrition teams design restaurant-style menus with fresh, cooked-to-order foods that are personalized to meet each cancer patient’s dietary guidelines. Their choices can be delivered to their hospital rooms 365 days a year, from 6:30am to 9:30pm. Caregivers and guests of inpatients are also able to order quality meals with fresh ingredients designed by culinary experts. Room Service programs like ours that provide efficient, high quality, cooked-to-order culinary options have become essential to ensuring a better patient experience.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is ranked the nation’s top hospital for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals.” MD Anderson’s mission is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation and the world through exceptional programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention. Our mission also includes education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.


Customer Service Communication:

Utilize interpersonal and customer service skills to create a positive interaction and outcome with all patients, guests, and staff. Communicate with all staff to coordinate meal and/or nourishment delivery with treatment, as appropriate. Report concerns related to patient’s condition to appropriate staff. Handles confidential patient information in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. Operates telecommunication integrated systems. Assist patients in making menu selections that comply with the prescribed diet and identified allergies. Possess and utilize knowledge of the menu, of the foods appropriate for patients who are experiencing side effects of treatment, of age specific skills, and of the foods allowed on modified diets. Must accurately follow meal pattern for diets with nutritional meal goals and communicate appropriate choices to patient. Assess patient’s ability to make menu selections via phone. Arrange meal service for patients who are unable or prefer not to select meals. Utilize translation assistance to facilitate patient menu selection.

Menu Selection:

Enter physician orders, patient care data and food service data into CBORD NSS and Point of Sales system. Reconcile NSS with CARE and Clinic Station; clarify orders, as needed. Inform Wait staff of patients to be seen due to admission or diet changes. Inform clinical staff of nutrition care orders and consult requests. Generate menus for patients on modified diets, utilizing CBORD NSS compliance data and existing menu format. Generate reports of patients who have not eaten. Inform Wait staff of patients to be seen for menu selection. Inform clinical staff of patients referred for nutrition intervention. Enter food intake records into CBORD NSS and generate Calorie Count Analysis reports. Generate tallies, guest receipts, and other operational activity and productivity reports.

Tube Feeding Preparation:

Calculates enteral feeding preparation from physician orders. Generate patient billing for tube feedings and supplements. Maintain sanitation of tube feeding preparation areas and equipment. Record refrigerator temperatures and discard/relocate food items per food safety guidelines. Use safe food handling and sanitation procedures at all times. Inventory and restock supplement and tube feeding preparation areas. Receive deliveries of nutrition supplements and store. Place orders for nutrition supplements. Dispense nutrition supplements.

Expected salary:

Location: Houston, TX

Job date: Sat, 02 Sep 2023 04:40:55 GMT

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