Food And Nutrition Services Assistant - Dietary

Providence Health & Services Spokane , WA 99201

Posted 3 weeks ago

Providence is calling a Food and Nutrition Services Assistant (Food and Nutrition Services, Variable Shift, 0.5 FTE) to Providence St. Joseph Care Center in Spokane, Washington. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position you will:

  • Assists in security and sanitation responsibilities of the kitchen.

  • Operates and takes care of equipment and work areas according to Washington State Health Department guidelines and facility sanitation and safety standards.

  • Sets up meal trays, checks for quality and accuracy, and delivers to nursing units and/or dining rooms.

  • Prepares and delivers special supplements/snacks to nursing units for residents.

  • Assists in food preparation as outlined on job activity schedule.

  • Complies with confidentiality guidelines.

  • Attends meetings and in services as directed.

  • Answers phone in Food & Nutrition Services Department.

  • Works assigned work schedule which includes weekends and holidays.

  • Adjusts daily work assignments to ensure meal carts are delivered on time.

  • Completes cleaning checklist daily.

  • Washes dishes according to sanitation guidelines.

  • Uses appropriate safety guidelines and precautions.

  • Demonstrates safe handling skills and use of equipment.

  • Participates and demonstrates knowledge of fire and disaster plans.

  • Reports any equipment safety hazard appropriately.

  • Follows universal precaution procedures.

  • Observes principles of good body mechanics.

  • Demonstrates pro-active approach to patient and facility safety needs.

  • Knows purpose and location of MSDS information.

  • Demonstrates a willingness to critique own practice error, documents unusual occurrences and pursues solutions.

  • Meets productivity goals per department standard.

  • Communicates appropriate information to other team members.

  • Demonstrates positive interpersonal relationship skills and teamwork ability.

  • Functions to keep personal life and biases separate from work to avoid negative impact on department operations.

  • Constructively confronts co-workers on a one-on-one basis with issues of concerns and reports irreconcilable differences among co-workers to appropriate supervisor.

  • Actively participates in providing educational exchanges across and within clinical disciplines.

  • Cooperates when asked to adjust schedule to meet patient and department needs, including floating to any area.

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Current Washington State Food and Beverage Handler's Permit

  • Ability to read, write and verbally communicate in English

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • 6 months previous food service experience

About the skilled nursing facility you will serve.

Providence St. Joseph Care Center in Spokane, Washington is located on the campus of Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital. Our Transitional Care Unit is designed for patients coming out of the hospital who need skilled nursing care, end of life care, or rehabilitation for those recovering from surgery or who have a functional loss from illness, disease, or an accident. Our Long Term Care unit provides skilled nursing in a residential setting, addressing the needs of our residents through creating a sense of community and home and providing a model of care that is resident-centered.

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Food And Nutrition Services Assistant - Dietary

Providence Health & Services