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Job Summary

Dietetic Assistant position, within the department of Patient Food and Nutrition Services, that is dedicated to supporting patients, departmental staff members and allied health professionals. This position is responsible for reinforcing a positive image of the Health System to all customers. They use information systems and customer service skills to facilitate customer interactions such that the customer experiences the Health System as an accessible, coordinated and seamless entity.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.


• Responds to a high volume of room service patient telephone requests; enters selections into CBORD software program
• Utilize CBORD and MiChart computer systems to verify diet order and allergy information.
• Utilizes the primary and secondary Aspect phone systems to manage phone calls and queues.
• Resolves routine questions and problems, and refers more complex issues to higher levels.
• Effectively communicates to patients and their family members, nursing, Food Services Managers, Registered Dietitian Nutritionists and others in a professional manner.


Required Qualifications*

• High school graduate.
• 0-2 years telephone-based customer service experience.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
• Must exhibit a professional and positive image when interacting with patients, departmental staff members and allied health professionals.
• Willingness to be a team member with the ability to be flexible and adapt to a changing work environment.
• Competent using technology such as hand held computers, word processing, data entry, spreadsheets, and email.
• Must be able to maintain confidentiality with respect to patient information.


Desired Qualifications*

• Associates degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in the healthcare industry or dietetics.
• Demonstrated ability of strong problem-solving skills.
• Experience working with MiChart/Epic and CBORD software.
• Ability to work in a self-directed manner.


Work Schedule

This is a 30 hour position that works 1-7:30pm 5 days a week, follows a 3-week rotation schedule.


Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.