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Nutrition Associate

Nutrition Services

 

Address   Franciscan Health
    5454 Hohman Avenue
    Hammond, IN 46320

Hours  Schedule Varies

Calendar  PRN (As Needed)

Education High School Diploma/GED Preferred

WHAT WE NEED

Food service professionals

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR

Food service in a hospital involves more than just preparing healthy food in a clean environment. It involves delivering the right food trays to the right patients as prescribed by their doctors. Our food service professionals take pride in maintaining a clean food line and accurately preparing and serving patient meals.

Are you good at documenting orders? Can you monitor quality control to make sure no mistakes are made in food prep and serving? Are you clean and professional with your food preparation? Your skills are needed in our kitchen.  

WHAT YOU WILL DO
  • Assist with ordering, preparation, delivery of meals, nourishments, snacks, and supplies to patients, nursing units, and kitchen.
  • Check menus and trays for accuracy.
  • Document food allergies, special needs, and likes and dislikes into patient cardex.Tube-Feeding Products Gathers, labels, and delivers tube-feeding products and nourishments to nursing units as ordered.
  • Interact with patients and obtain meal selections appropriate for their therapeutic diet.
  • Participate in performance improvement and quality control initiatives.
  • Communicate with nursing staff and clinical dietitians regarding patient nutrition care requirements such as diet education, and poor or insufficient nourishment.
  • Understand diet order restrictions and offer appropriate choices to patients.
  • Verify patient information prior to delivering trays.
WHAT IT TAKES TO SUCCEED
  • Healthcare experience, food service experience or diet office experience.
  • Basic math skills, such as adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing.
  • Adapt and respond quickly to changing priorities.
  • Customer service skills.
  • Data entry.
  • Follow directions as communicated in a variety of ways.
  • Work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Infection control.
  • Develop effective relationships with patients, hospital departments, and other external parties. 
  • Learn and understand therapeutic diets.
  • Effectively communicate verbally and in writing.


WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR

 

0-1 Years Experience

License(s): Not Applicable

Certification(s): Not Applicable

Travel: Never or Rarely

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

It is the policy of Franciscan Alliance to provide equal employment to its employees and qualified applicants for employment as otherwise required by an applicable local, state or Federal law.

Franciscan Alliance reserves a Right of Conscience objection in the event local, state or Federal ordinances that violate its values and the free exercise of its religious rights.

Franciscan Alliance is committed to equal employment opportunity.

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