UnityPoint Health

Nutrition Aide II

Requisition ID
2017-39076
Category
Food Services and Nutrition
US-IL-Rock Island
2701 17th St
Affiliate
6020 UnityPoint Health QC Trinity
Rock Island
Department
Cafeteria- RI
IL
Salary Minimum
USD $9.16/Hr.
FTE
.01
FLSA
Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift
4:00 pm to 8:00 pm and every other weekend

Overview

Assembles and delivers patient trays, nourishments, and tube feedings to nursing units; performs a variety of duties in preparation for tray times. 

Makes cold items for tray line, using recipes. 

Work with other team members to assemble and deliver patient trays – on tray line and between meals. 

Assists in washing dishes, pans, equipment, and carts. 

Performs janitorial functions when needed. 

Responsibilities

  • Displays knowledge of dietary restrictions and limitations as prescribed in diet manual. 
  • Assembles prepared foods for all trays – regular and modified. 
  • Dots and dates all items according to procedure. 
  • Reads color-coded menus to place appropriate condiments, hot and cold foods and beverages on patient trays, according to menu marking and diet restrictions. 
  • Works as part of team with other tray workers on assembly line in kitchen.
  • Organizes, prepares, and delivers nourishment and tube feedings for patients, according to standard procedure and diet requirements.
  • Assembles and delivers late trays to patients in accordance to late tray instruction book and/or menu. 
  • Gathers together cold foods for patient tray line, nourishment, and tube feeding preparation.
  • Requisitions supplies for work area; maintains adequate supply; restocks stations on serving line after each meal. 
  • Returns food and supplies to appropriate work place after tray line. 
  • Harvests left over foods after checking with cooks and leads.
  • Cleans and sanitizes work areas – tables, cabinets, carts, steam tables in patient food service area; washes and sanitizes utensils after each meal
  • Delivers and retrieves patient food carts from nursing units
  • Works stations in dish room at cart clean-up time.  Separates trash from reusable items. 
  • Separates china, glassware, silverware into proper racks. 
  • Loads dish machine per procedure. 
  • Checks dishes at clean end for cleanliness.
  • Assists in all areas of department as needed – cafeteria, salads, pots/pans, dish room, and general department cleaning
  • Maintains chemical and temperature of dish machine. 
  • Records temperature on temperature tag dish machine at end of meal service, using microsprayer.
  • Help mat tray and unwrap silverware.
  • Communicates promptly with Leads, dietitians, and Director regarding food service problems/customer complaints
  • Demonstrates positive communication skills when dealing with nursing regarding patient needs
  • Organizes work to be ready for prompt start of patient tray line; maintains pre-established tray line pace
  • Assembles and delivers early and late trays promptly to meet patient needs 
  • Makes decisions in regards to customers which satisfy the customer, yet are within hospital philosophy
  • Makes the decision to pull a food items from service when it is no longer appealing, or when temperature is not within safe food temperature standards. 

Qualifications

On the job training

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