Jamestown Regional Medical Center

Nutrition Tech/Nutrition Aide

Location
Jamestown, ND
Salary
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Posted
Oct 15, 2020
Ref
1884
Role
IT
Job Type
Long-Term
Hours
Part Time
Overview

Casual position working 0 - 15 flex hours per two week pay period. Days of work are Sunday through Saturday, with hours from 4:15 pm - 7pm, Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays 6:15 am - 2:00 pm. Weekend work and holiday work is casual as needed.

Prepares cold items for evening meals and delivers meals to patients, processes dirty dishes, sets up catering carts for upcoming meetings, assists with set up of cafeteria meal service, operates a cash register and interacts with people of all age groups. Take meal orders of patients and enters meals into nutrition software program. Performs other duties assisgned. A positive and outgoing personality is necessary with frequent interaction with patients, cafe customers and co-workers.

Under the general supervision of the Nutrition Services Manager, the Dietetic Tech performs essential clerical duties and responsibilities associated with the nutritional care and food service for all patients. Other related duties as assigned.

Under the general supervision of the Nutrition Services Manager, the Nutrition Aide performs a variety of patient food services and dish room duties. If desired and approved, this position may also perform the function of serving a variety of food items to employees and guests in the Apple Basket Café while operating the cash register.

Responsibilities

Diet Tech
  • Keeps a current and updated electronic Card File for each patient. Records diet changes, food preferences, nourishments, etc. as necessary.
  • Visits patients for food preferences and menu selection within 24 hours of admission and on a daily basis during the patients stay.
  • Inputs patient meals into the CBORD nutrition program.
  • Interacts with patients of all age groups including pediatrics, adolescent, adult, and geriatric.
  • Begins tray assembly at the starter station, performs patient tray delivery and pick-up for morning and noon meals and completes rounding on patients.
  • Answers telephone, takes messages, and relays information as needed.
  • Updates online café menu daily.
  • Monitors floor stock and inventory, delivers stock as needed.
  • Determines patient nourishments, delivers nourishments to the patient floor and passes 2 pm nourishments to patients.
  • Keeps records of meal counts for all nutrition services.
  • Assists designated department employees with completion of end of the month reports.
  • Tallies catering billings at the end of the month.
  • Supervises department staff in absence of department manager and supervisor.
  • Prepares breakfast for patients on the weekends.

Miscellaneous Responsibilities
  • Consistently uses AIDET communication skills with patients, guests and employees.
  • Ensures work area is kept in a clean, neat and orderly manner.
  • Interacts with patients of all ages (infants, pediatrics, adolescents, adults and geriatrics) while delivering patient meal trays. May also have contact with physicians and cafeteria customers.
  • Contributes to overall Nutrition Services Department and ever growing services.
  • Assures that personal behavior complies with the hospital's Standards of Behavior at all times.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested by department manager or supervisor.


Nutrition Services Aide

Responsibilities for Saturday – Sunday as Evening Aide (4:15 pm – 7:00 pm):
  • Review evening meal list and add/modify trays in the CBORD Nutrition program, as needed.
  • Participates in patient tray assembly line and completes prep of cold items for evening meal.
  • Delivers food carts to patient floors as specified and delivers meal trays to patients. Rounds on patients.
  • Returns to the units and collects dirty meal trays and reports the percentage of meals and beverages consumed by patient.
  • Returns all trays and carts to the dish room for cleaning.
  • Delivers "late trays" ordered for patients, as needed, after entering into CBORD.
  • Assembles and operates dish machine.
  • Processes dishes according to standard procedure.
  • Scrubs pots, pans, and other dishes as needed.
  • Delivers clean dishes and utensils to proper kitchen areas.
  • Completes daily cleaning of food service equipment and work areas.
  • Completes set-up, delivery, or retrieval of items for caterings or meetings.
  • Stocks patient tray-line at the end of each shift.
  • Interacts with patients of all age groups (infants, pediatrics, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics) while delivering and picking up patient trays; may also come in contact with physicians and other employees.

Responsibilities on Saturday and Sunday as Salads/Dishwasher (7 am – 2 pm):
  • Participates in patient tray assembly line and completes prep of cold items for both breakfast and lunch meals.
  • Delivers food carts to patient floors as specified and delivers meal trays to patients. Rounds on patients.
  • Delivers "late trays" ordered for patients, as needed, after entering into CBORD.
  • Assists café employee with set up and take down of the salad bar, putting in clean containers at end of shift.
  • Assembles and operates dish machine.
  • Processes dishes according to standard procedure.
  • Scrubs pots, pans, and other dishes as needed.
  • Delivers clean dishes and utensils to proper kitchen areas.
  • Completes daily cleaning of food service equipment and work areas.
  • Completes set-up, delivery, or retrieval of items for caterings or meetings as needed
  • Stocks patient tray-line at the end of each shift.
  • Interacts with patients of all age groups (infants, pediatrics, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics) while delivering and picking up patient trays; may also come in contact with physicians and other employees.

Responsibilities for Monday – Friday as PM Cafe (4:15 pm – 7:00 pm):

(If position is desired by employee and granted by supervisor/manager)
  • Sets-up service area for evening meal.
  • Operates POS cash register.
  • Serves employees and guests in the cafeteria line; greets patrons cheerfully and respectfully.
  • Practices proper portion control techniques.
  • Cleans tables and chairs in the cafeteria after evening meal; refills napkin holders and condiments as needed.
  • Maintains cafeteria service area in a clean, neat, and orderly fashion.
  • Sets up and takes down salad bar, putting in clean containers at end of shift.
  • Maintains adequate stocks of food items and beverages according to pre-established par levels.

Responsibilities on Saturday and Sunday as AM Café (8:30 am – 2 pm):

(If position is desired by employee and granted by supervisor/manager)
  • Sets-up service area for breakfast and lunch meals.
  • Operates POS cash register.
  • Serves employees and guests in the cafeteria line; greets patrons cheerfully and respectfully.
  • Practices proper portion control techniques.
  • Cleans tables and chairs in the cafeteria after breakfast and lunch meals; refills napkin holders and condiments as needed.
  • Maintains cafeteria service area in a clean, neat, and orderly fashion.
  • Sets up and takes down breakfast and lunch menu options including the salad bar.
  • Maintains adequate stocks of food items and beverages according to pre-established par levels.

Miscellaneous Responsibilities
  • Answers the department telephone calls, as needed.
  • Consistently uses AIDET communication skills with patients, guests and employees.
  • Ensures work area is kept in a clean, neat and orderly manner.
  • Interacts with patients of all ages (infants, pediatrics, adolescents, adults and geriatrics) while delivering patient meal trays. May also have contact with physicians and cafeteria customers.
  • Contributes to overall Nutrition Services Department and ever growing services.
  • Assures that personal behavior complies with the hospital's Standards of Behavior at all times.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested by department manager or supervisor.


Qualifications

Work requires knowledge of modified diets, recordkeeping, and purchasing. Completion of Dietary Manager's Course, Certified Dietary Technician Program or Food and Nutrition Degree preferred. Computer skills are required.

One to three months of food service experience is preferred.