Dietary Catering Associate

Riverside Medical Center Kankakee, IL
OverviewThe Dietary Catering Associate is responsible for patient meal service food on assigned units, e.g., menu selections, tray assembly, tray delivery and pick up, special requests and needs, in-between meal food delivery. Communicates and addresses patient food issues/concerns and needs to Food & Nutrition Services. Interacts with Nursing in regards to patient nutrition needs or requirements as well as unit food service needs. Reacts accurately and effectively to all changes to ensure efficient timing of services, and accuracy of physician's ordered modified diets to ensure patient satisfaction. Is familiar with dietary restrictions on special, modified diets to ensure optimal food preferences are met within guidelines of diet order limitations. Responsible for quality service reflected in internal or external patient satisfaction survey results on assigned units.

ResponsibilitiesPART III: POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES (ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS)Demonstrates ability to offer alternatives to menu as allowed on prescribed diet in accordance with cultural, ethnic and religious preferences.Demonstrates knowledge of infection control and sanitation with food temperatures, refrigeration temperatures, hand washing, use of gloves, and dating of food.Demonstrates knowledge of modified diets, proper condiments and related restrictions for diets based upon passing a written test provided by clinical staff.Maintains accurate and current information for each patient on assigned unit(s).Works assigned cleaning tasks per job flow standards.Works assigned patient care duties per job flow standards.QualificationsExperience/Education Requirements:On-the-job trainingAbility to read, write and speak English ( or other languages as necessary)Experience in healthcare environment desirable, but not required

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