University of Utah Health Care

  • Nutrition Care Patient Associate

    Requisition Number
    Employment Type
    Work Schedule
    6 am to 2:30 pm
    Location Name
    Univ Neuropsychiatric Inst
    Patient Care?
    Nutrition / Food Services
  • Overview

    As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health 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 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.  

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    • 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.




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

    Licenses Required

    • One of the following
      • Current Utah Food Handler Permit issued through Salt Lake County or Davis County Health Department. Some Departments may allow for 30 days to obtain certification upon hire, otherwise, it is due at time of hire. Please refer to your department for specific requirements.
      • Current Food Protection Manager Certification accredited through ANSI. Please note that in the State of Utah, Food Protection Manager Certifications are valid for 3 years from date of issuance.

    * Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

    Qualifications (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. 
      • We are University of Utah Health.

    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


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