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Nutrition Assistant--per diem

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Employer Name:   Catholic Health Initiatives
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Last Updated On:   8/31/2017
Job Title: 
Nutrition Assistant--per diem
Job Category:   Clinical:Dietitian & Nutrition
Location:   Federal Way
Washington
 
Job Description:   **Nutrition Assistant--per diem** **Description** **CHI Franciscan Health** has an opportunity for a **Nutrition Assistant** to join the great **Food and Nutrition Services team at St. Francis Hospital!** **CHI Franciscan Health** has exciting and rewarding careers with competitive salaries and benefits. We are a family of hospitals, health care services, and medical providers delivering compassionate care to people throughout the South Puget Sound. We are part of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the country. Our mission is to deliver high quality care that meets our patients' medical needs while providing emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families. We believe this three-part approach — physical, emotional, and spiritual — is essential to healing the whole person. Come join our team! **Job Summary:** Orients patients to the meal service and menu, assembling patient, visitor and staff meal orders, and delivering food to patient rooms or other designated locations. An incumbent checks with patients who did not place meal orders and assists them as appropriate or placing “pre-orders” for them. Work also includes daily inventory and stock of Nutrition Services floor supplies on the patient care units, and retrieving soiled meal trays from patient rooms. Handles Food according to HACCP guidelines and is aware of minimum standards for a quality food service operation. **Essential Duties:** + Assists internal and external customers with orders by answering menu and recipe-related questions; understands the different diets offered and appropriate food items; refers questions beyond scope of authority to appropriate parties (Dietitian or Technician) for correct answers as appropriate. + Assembles trays according to standards, ensuring items on ticket are on the tray; checks plating guidelines and presentation standards to ensure they have been followed; interfaces with kitchen, delivery and clinical staff as necessary. + Handles food in accordance with internal quality standards and all food handling guidelines issued by local, state and federal agencies. + Delivers meals to patient rooms, placing tray on bedside table within reach of the patient; for patients on caloric counts, staples menu to calorie count sheets; completes caloric counts per procedure; delivers nourishments to patient rooms. + Visits patients on assigned units after meal times, placing orders for those who did not eat (as appropriate); places any needed pre-orders for the next meal; makes notations on proper form; collects patient trays after patient has finished eating. + Takes inventory of floor supplies on patient units, recording items needed; delivers needed supplies; records refrigerator temperatures on log. + Demonstrates safe work habits as dictated by OSHA, and internal standards and guidelines. **Cultural Sensitivity and Competence:** Demonstrates proper use of communication tools/materials for effective communication and understands how the culture(s) of patient populations can affect communication, collaboration and the provision of care, treatment and services. **Patient Population Served:** Demonstrates knowledge and proper skills associated with the department’s defined specific populations served. Performs related duties as required. Adheres to and exhibits our Core Values of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence. **Qualifications** **Education/Experience:** + One year of related work experience in the hospitality, retail or healthcare service fields. **License/Certification:** + Valid Department of Health Food Handler’s permit issued by the State of Washington. **Job** Food Service/Housekeeping **Primary Location** WASHINGTON-FEDERAL WAY-ST FRANCIS HOSPITAL **Daily Schedule** 1200 to 2030 **Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period** 0 **Weekends Required** Occasional **Req ID:** 2017-R0126703
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Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) is a national nonprofit health system with headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. The faith-based system operates in 17 states and includes 78 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; two community health-services organizations; two accredited nursing colleges; and home health agencies.

With total annual revenues of more than $10.7 billion and approximately 83,000 employees, CHI ranks as the nation’s second-largest faith-based health system. In fiscal year 2012, CHI provided more than $715 million in charity care and community benefit, including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research.

Catholic Health Initiatives is committed to:
  • Creating new ministries that build healthy communities
  • Reaching new milestones in clinical quality and compassionate care
  • Implementing an agenda of social justice
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