Clinical Nutrition Assistant:
Centura Health

Centura Health
Parker Colorado

Known locally as the “full-service community hospital doing some big things,” Parker Adventist Hospital, (located at E-470 and Parker Road), offers leading medical experts, the latest technology and a broad array of clinical services. Ranked among the top hospitals in the nation for patient satisfaction, Parker Hospital performs complex spine and brain surgery along with weight-loss and joint-replacement surgery. We have a Level II Trauma Center and a Birthplace with a Level IIIA NICU caring for babies born as early as 28 weeks. Opened 10 years ago and still growing, the entire team is incredibly vibrant, skilled, enthusiastic, innovative and motivated. The sense of “newness” felt at Parker is a big aspect of the culture and the high patient and employee satisfaction scores speak volumes about the care and the environment. Every associate at Parker lives its culture of “relationship based care” each day – treating every patient, family and team member like WE would want to be cared for. For more information about Parker Adventist Hospital and joining the team, visit

Job Description/Job Posting ID: 121326

Recruiter Contact: Mikala Ford (

Clinic/Department: 8534 PARKER DIETARY 


Schedule: Part-time

Shift: Variable

Position Summary

Processes new diet menus or changes to existing diets or menus, assists patients with menu selection, updating and printing nourishment labels, data entry and assisting with the meal service as assigned. Provides administrative support and customer service to the Nutrition department as assigned. Will provide excellent customer service when working with patients, visitors and other staff members.

Minimum Education Requirements

  • High School diploma or GED preferred.

Minimum Experience Requirements

  • Previous food service, healthcare or customer service experience, preferred

  • Demonstrates superior phone communication skills

  • Strong communication skills; ability to read, write and speak English

  • Basic computer skills


  • Not applicable

Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )

  • Answers incoming calls for room service and assists patient with menu selections.  *

  • Processes new diets and menus or changes to existing diets or menus.  *

  • Prepares individual diet slips for meal trays and tallies portions and kinds of food for each type of diet; processes new diets and changes via computer. *

  • Maintains records of food usage, diet supplements, nourishments, etc.  *

  • Communicates with patient, dietitian, dietary personnel, kitchen staff and nursing staff as needed concerning patient diets and preferences. *

  • Responds to the phone printer requests.  *

  • Screen calls for the dietitian, managers, coordinators and employees to determine information requested and urgency. *

  • Attends and participated in department staff meetings.  *

  • Provides administrative support and customer service to the Nutrition department as assigned.  *

  • Performs tray delivery per protocol when visiting a patients’ room, including patient identification checks, as requested. *

  • Treats all patients with respect and exhibits good customer service skills.  *

  • Prioritize assisting patients above all other duties.  *

  • Answers the telephone properly and courteously.  *

  • Demonstrates a positive customer service approach when working with physicians, peers, and hospital staff to facilitate cooperation between departments. *

  • Responds to questions and complaints, courteously and follows-up in a timely manner.  *

  • Supervisor is requested upon a problem, complaint, or question that a Clinical Nutrition Assistant is unable to answer.*

Physical Requirements

Light Work - exert/lift up to 20 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 10 lbs. frequently)



Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. 

Basic Qualifications