Nutrition Assistant I - Nutrition Services:
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian

87515-en_US
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
Newport Beach California
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Description

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The Nutrition Assistant (NA) displays and practice a work-style that reflects the mission, vision and values of the department and hospital. Projects an image of professionalism in communication, appearance and conduct. Participates in the continuous quality improvement (CQI) process by completing appropriate forms and preventative maintenance logs.

 

The Nutrition Assistant (NA) is responsible for delivering nutrition service to patients. This involves obtaining meal selections utilizing a computerized tablet in the electronic diet office system; obtaining and documenting food preferences (likes, dislikes, allergies, and cultural or special dietary needs); utilizing safe food handling practices; prepares foods to meet the dietary needs of the patient; actively participates on trayline for accurate tray set-up; deliver and retrieve trays according to established patient safety guidelines.  

 

The NA works under the direction of the Nutrition Assistant Lead,  the Patient Care Supervisors and the Patient Services Operations Manager.  The NA also collaborates and takes direction from the clinical nutrition staff as well as working closely with nursing to ensure patient satisfaction. Contributes to positive customer relations especially with regard to customer service by assuring high quality service and that sanitation standards are met.

 

The NA will perform all other duties as assigned by lead, supervisor or manager. 

 

Education and Experience

Required:

  • High school graduate or equivalent.

 

Preferred:

  • Previous food service, customer service and/or hospital experience.
  • College students with RD, DTR majors or related fields desired.
  • Computer skills preferred.
  • Knowledge of therapeutic diets preferred.
  • Previous exposure to the hospital environment.

 

    Certifications

    Preferred:

    • ServSafe Certification