UnityPoint Health

Food Service Aide-Nutritional Services

Requisition ID
Food Services and Nutrition
US-IA-Sioux City
2720 Stone Park Blvd
7520 UnityPoint Heath SC St Lukes
Sioux City
Nutritional Services- SLRMC
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Work Type (Portal Searching)
As Needed


UnityPoint-St Luke's

PRN (as needed)



Prepare, provide and serve attractive and quality food with a friendly, safe and courteous manner to all patients in accordance with all department policies & procedures. Perform duties of cleaning and sanitizing dishes, pans, and equipment throughout the department. To fill and deliver nursing unit kitchen supplies as assigned.  Provide excellent customer service.


Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you matter. Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.


    Hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work at https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org


Customer Service/Patient Care

  • Prepares, provides, and serves attractive and quality food and service as assigned.
  • Maintains good portion control.
  • Utilizes positive customer service skills such as smiling, offering suggestions, providing for special requests, etc.
  • Use of AIDET to ensure patient experience and verify patient identification
  • Delivers patient trays to all areas of the hospital.
  • Ensures nurses are notified of carb control tray deliveries.
  • Ensures dieticians are notified of calorie counts for assigned patients.
  • Assists in menu collection for critical care patients, non-English speaking patients, and low literacy patients.
  • Uses CBORD diet office software competently and completes daily CBORD tasks
  • Modifies menus as needed following medical staff approved Diet Manual guidelines and by following meal patterns/goals as established by the dietitian for inpatients.
  • Accurately processes diet orders and changes for each meal, checking menu against diet orders, completeness, preferences, and adequacy of selection.
  • Assists specified departments with ordering floor stock and delivers ordered floor stock to departmental kitchens.

Technical & Safety

  • Correctly operate department equipment that has been assigned.
  • Clean and restock dishes, food, supplies, and beverages during hours of operation as assigned.
  • Practices HACCP guidelines for food handling and a sanitary and safe condition. Reports any equipment malfunction to a supervisor.  Monitors and records temperatures, utilizes safe food handling techniques, maintains a clean orderly work station.
  • Checks out with Supervisor or Team Lead at the end of their shift.
  • Fulfills all other designated tasks pertinent to the success of the NFS department

Basic UPH Performance Criteria         

  • Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.
  • Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.
  • Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.
  • Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, JCAHO, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.
  • Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.
  • Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff.  Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.




Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.




High School Education or GED










ServSafe Food Handler (Training Provided)










Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.

Multicultural sensitivity.

Microsoft Office – basic computer skills.

Customer/patient focused.

Critical thinking skills using independent judgment in making decisions.









Machines: Soft serve machine, coffee urn, iced tea machine, salad bar, hot steam table, fountain pop, refrigerators, freezers, knives, and any other pertinent food service equipment.






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