UnityPoint Health - Trinity - Rock Island
Nutrition Aide II
FTE: 0.8 (32 hours/week) FT Benefits
Shift: 6:30am- 3:00pm
At UnityPoint Health®, our Nutrition and Food Service Team Members play a key role in the patient and family experience. In alignment with our culture, their positive, day to day interactions with patients, families and guests help impact the lives of the people we serve.
Delivering a clean, safe and tasty product with a concierge service, our team members provide our patients with the nutrition they need to get back on their feet.
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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.
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.
On-the-job training. Previous experience in institutional food service with modified diets desirable. Ability to understand oral and written instructions. Must speak, read, and understand English to work tray line. Adaptable to work that involves performance of short-cycle repetitive duties under specific instructions. Must be able to use blender, steam tables, portion scales, scoops, carts, hospital computer system, and understand diet manual. Understands directions for preparation and delivery of tube feedings.