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Job Description Summary :

 

Supports the departmental mission of providing pleasant mealtime experiences to patients by providing physician-ordered nutritional services. These services assure individual patient preferences are honored and delivered with each At Your Service tray.

Essential Responsibilities:

Primary- Nutrition Services Aide and Secondary Nutrition Services Specialist

 

SHIFT HRS: 6AM TO 2PM, 6:30AM-2:30 PM, AND 4PM-7PM WORK EVERY OTHER WEEKEND AND ROTATING HOLIDAYS.

 

 

1. According to specific procedures, coordinates the assembly of each At Your Service tray during the tray line process; checks all meals for accuracy; ensures the timely delivery of food carts to the nursing units.
a. Coordinates the assembly of patient meals during the tray line process
b. Checks all meals for accuracy and confirms items called match the written diet order.
c. Ensures the timely delivery of food carts to the nursing units.
d. Checks all food items for acceptability/quality.
e. Rejects any unacceptable food items and requests replacement item(s).
f. Replenishes supplies on tray line.
g. Follows proper food handling techniques according to HACCP and local Agencies.
h. Ensures the integrity of stored food items on the tray line.
i. Directs staff to change assignments as needed to ensure patient satisfaction.
j. Communicates well with all members of the Food Service staff.  k. Operates cooking equipment efficiently, utilizing safety measures.
l. Portions food items into proper serving containers utilizing proper portion sizes.
m. Follows recipes and plating guides for all items served.
n. Garnishes food items according to recipes on a consistent basis.
o. Creates a culture of service.
p. Anticipates patient/team member needs and services them.
q. Takes ownership of a problem and ensures a positive outcome.
r. Serves as a quality assurance control point for every aspect of the operation.
s. Assumes the role of a patient advocate.
t. Demonstrates strong written and verbal skills.
u. Performs other duties as requested.
2. Handles and stores meats, vegetables, bread products, soups, desserts, salad products and other foods so that proper sanitation, nutritional quality, and freshness are maintained.
3. Uses common sense to care for the sick or handicapped with regard to patient’s age and diagnosis.
4. Prepares between-meal nourishments and delivers to Nursing units.
5. Prepares tube feedings according to physician orders; places tube feedings on patient carts to be delivered to individual units.
6. Fills pantry orders and places orders on patient carts to be delivered to individual units.
Education and Experience Required:

High School Diploma or Equivalent required.

 

Work Shift :

4th Shift (United States of America)Scheduled Weekly Hours :

24

To apply for this job email your details to michelle.williams@hendricks.org

About Hendricks Regional Health

Hendricks Regional Health is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare organization with a deeply rooted legacy of community service. Opened in 1962, Hendricks is a Magnet® hospital for nursing excellence and is accredited by Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP).

The Hendricks culture is built on our vision to be the community’s indispensable healthcare partner and on these seven values: Respect, Empathy, Integrity, Courage, Collaboration, Loyalty and Engagement. More than 2,000 associates live these values each day through a shared philosophy of patient-centered, high-quality, low-cost care.

Most recently, the organization earned an “A” score in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, placing it among the safest hospitals in the United States. Hendricks has also achieved recognition by Healthgrades as a national trendsetter in the patient experience, as well as a five-star performer for the quality of its treatment in Stroke and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

As the largest employer in Hendricks County, Hendricks has earned accolades by the American Heart Association for providing innovative workplace wellness programs to its staff as well as employer partners across the region. Hendricks staffs a full complement of physicians in a variety of specialties at locations in Danville, Avon, Plainfield, Brownsburg, Lizton and Bainbridge.