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Responsible for all aspects of patient meal service: Assist dietitian in monitoring of patients who are NPO, on liquid diets, or require calorie counts. Must be familiar with diet restrictions for special, modified diets and ensure food served is within each patients diet guidelines. Collect patient meal selections, in accordance with clinical diet orders, by using wireless tablets and CBORD software to visit patients at their bedside. After collecting orders , return to kitchen and assemble patient trays, deliver them to each patient using two patient identifiers. Assist each patient with preparing meal for consumption by opening cartons or packages, inserting straws, cutting meats, etc. Re-visit patients after meals are served to assure there are no missing items and patients are satisfied with their trays. Pour coffee /hot water at the bedside as required. Collect soiled meal trays and return them to dishroom to be washed and sanitized.
High School or Equivalent
2 years prior cold food production in a health care setting or related experience. Strong customer service skills; previous work experience in healthcare or food service preferred. Diet Tech experience or courses taken in nutritional sciences a plus.
Excellent communication skills required (verbal, reading and writing) in order to follow written and verbal instructions when interacting with others. Excellent customer service skills expected to be displayed while working. Proficient in basic mathematical skills for simple calculations. Must be able to demonstrate the safe handling of a knife and meat slicer.
Daily physical activity, required ability to stand and walk more than 7 hours per day for full time shifts and the entire shift for part-time shifts , with the ability to lift, push, pull carts, pallets, food supplies and disposable supplies (occasionally up to 50 pounds, frequently up to 30 pounds and/or continuously up to 10 pounds). Work environment involves moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises which require following basic safety percautions and working with cleaning chemicals and sharp knives requiring personal protective equipment (PPE) provided