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Nutritional Aide – 30 hrs/wk – Nutritional

Job Summary:

Performance is assigned a variety of general food service tasks.

Essential Duties:

  1. Nutrition screenings conducted within 24 hours of admission.
  2. New lab values and weights are collected every 7 days and recorded in Kardex.
  3. Prepares and adjust nourishment and production forms.
  4. Maintains accurate and updates dietary records or patients.
  5. Performs cash procedures.
  6. Runs diet list off computer at designated times.
  7. Collects all lab values, height/weight, age, diagnosis and diet orders upon admission and records in patient Kardex.
  8. Checks trays on tray line for accuracy.
  9. Visits high risk and or unsatisfied patients every day during meal times to determine intake checks and records in Kardex.
  10. Checks menus before meal time, making additions and deletions as needed.
  11. Let’s cook and general duty know of additions and deletions on production.
  12. When making out menus with patients offers alternated food selection to patients that may find the menu unsatisfactory and or length of stay is five or more days.
  13. Makes at least 3 attempts to see patient for menu selection before using house menu.
  14. Attempts to obtain food preferences from patient’s family whenever possible if patient is unable to let you know.
  15. Kardex updated and utilized when checking menus and nourishments.
  16. Calculates calorie counts and charts intakes.
  17. Records meal tallies accurately (phone logs, call downs, trays sent).
  18. Collects, totals, and records calorie counts accurately.
  19. Answers telephone promptly; handles information with courtesy, accuracy and respect for patient confidentiality; receives information and distributes messages as necessary.
  20. Recognizes and performs duties which need to be performed, although not directly assigned.
  21. Performs work in a manner conducive to good guest/employee relations.
  22. Displays courteous, respectful and compassionate behavior towards patients and other customers utilizing effective communication skills.
  23. Seeks opportunities to become involved in the effort for service excellence.

Educational Requirements:

  1. High School or GED preferred.
  2. Ability to relate professionally with other hospital staff.
  3. Ability to organize and prioritize work to the advantage of the patients and customers.
  4. Frequent problem solving required.
  5. Continuously assess situations and determine immediate corrective action.
 

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