University of Utah Health Care

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Nutrition Care Patient Associate

Nutrition Care Patient Associate

Requisition Number 
27004
Reg/Temp 
Regular
Employment Type 
Full-Time
Shift 
Variable
Work Schedule 
Be abel to work weekends
Location Name 
Univ Neuropsychiatric Inst
Patient Care? 
Yes
City 
SALT LAKE CITY
State 
UT
Department 
UNI IPC 93C NUTR CARE SVC PAT
Category 
Nutrition / Food Services

More information about this job

Overview

As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health Care seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

This position responds to and addresses day-to-day service and issues with meal orders and delivery, preparing and delivering meals on the in-patient units, or café.

Responsibilities

  • Serves as a liaison on the in-patient units to ensure that meal order, delivery, and preparation needs are met.
  • Coordinates with other nutrition care staff to ensure that Nutrition Care Technician takes care of any and all special needs.
  • Ensures that menu items are stocked and patient trays are delivered and picked up from the units in a timely fashion.
  • Ensures food safety and cleanliness of work area.
  • Prepares patient trays, snacks and special orders, then delivers trays to the patient care units.
  • May be assigned to work cash register or perform other service functions. In this position, the incumbent is responsible for customer service, cash handling and stocking of supplies.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above.
  • Demonstrated communication and human relation skills.
  • Demonstrated basic math and computer skills.
  • Ability to manage special requests made by patients and their families and determine when to refer questions to Nutrition Technician or departmental supervisors.
  • Superficial knowledge of therapeutic diets.

Qualifications

Qualifications

Required

  • Six months food service or customer service experience, or equivalency.
  • Current Food Handler Permit within one month of hire.

Qualifications (Preferred)

Preferred

  • Previous experience in a food service setting or healthcare setting.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • May consistently require lifting carrying pushing pulling or moving objects.
  • Subject to chemical hazards and equipment hazards and is standing and walking for sustained periods of time.
  • May be exposed to items discarded on patient trays including soiled bandages, tubing, spilled medications, bodily fluids, and equipment such as needles, clamps and scissors.

Physical Requirements

Carrying, Climbing, Color Determination, Crawling, Far Vision, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Non Indicated, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Tasting or Smelling, Walking