Nutrition Associate - Dishroom Attendant - Altamonte Springs - Full Time

  • Adventist Health System
  • Altamonte Springs, FL, USA
  • Jan 14, 2018

Job Description

Nutrition Associate - Dishroom Attendant - Altamonte Springs - Full Time
Altamonte seeks to hire Nutritional Services Attendant who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.

Facility Profile:
Located north of Orlando in the community of Altamonte Springs, our facility is consistently named "Best Hospital" for overall quality, reputation, doctors and nurses by local residents. As the largest satellite campus within the Florida Hospital system, Florida Hospital Altamonte has been providing state-of-the-art healthcare to the community since 1973. The recently expanded 377-bed hospital cares for more than 168,000 patients a year. We recently doubled in size with a new patient tower to better serve our patients, and are proud to be revolutionizing health care with visionary leadership and world-class resources

Department Profile:
The Nutritional Services department at Florida Hospital Altamonte is a fast-paced environment serving more than 2,500 meals per day. We exemplify the Altamonte Difference in our patient services, retail services (caf├ęs and catering), and clinical services by living our mission to promote health and healing by nourishing with compassion.

Work Hours/Shifts:
Generally working between the hours of 6:30 am - 7:30 pm. Weekends are required (Saturday and Sunday).

Job Summary:
The Nutrition Associate is a generalist who may function in all areas of Nutritional Services: the patient services area, retail, and utility, performing food prep, tray/food assembly/delivery, sanitation duties, and documentation. This position will communicate with area leaders regarding issues which might affect service, quality, and productivity. The Nutrition Associate will handle products and equipment to prevent contamination and loss. Follows FH and NS policies and SOPs, including NS Image Standards. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.

Knowledge, Skills, Education, & Experience Required:
  • Read, write, speak, and understand English
  • Excellent customer service
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to display positive and supportive attitude toward diverse employees
  • Creative, innovative, and receptive to change
  • Ability to observe, listen, and follow directions
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:
  • None

Job Responsibilities:
Demonstrates through behavior Florida Hospital's Core Values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork as outlined in the organization's Performance Excellence Program
  • Food Preparation: Prepares/assembles hot/cold food (salads, sandwiches, desserts) and nourishments for trayline, patients, and retail areas of responsibility. Follows recipes/instructions to ensure product accuracy, correct portions, and appropriate garnishes.
  • Trayline/Retail: May work all positions on the trayline or retail areas. May assemble trays per therapeutic diet guidelines, the direction of the CBORD application, and the established presentation standards; may set up and display items in retail areas according to established standards.
  • Safety & Sanitation: Ensures that work area, storeroom, and walk-in/freezer are clean, neat, and reflects FIFO method of product rotation. Monitors and records assigned refrigerator, freezer, and food temps daily. Wears appropriate hair covering in production/prep areas and maintains hand hygiene standards.
  • Communication: Communicates effectively verbally and in written documentation. Keeps supervisor informed of work progress. Communicates safety and sanitation issues, equipment issues, and the need for specific food items or supplies in timely manner to avoid delays in preparation and service.
  • Compliance: Attends mandatory education and in-services. Completes required logs and documentation. Accepts the direction of leadership. Meets established department standards and expectations for service and productivity. Follows FH and NS policies and standard operating procedures. Conforms to image standards and approved uniform, including FH ID badge.
  • Stewardship: Pulls inventory sufficient, but not in excess, to produce to par, census, or forecast. Monitors expiration to ensure inventory, stock, and product are not lost or wasted. Handles inventory and product to avoid temperature abuse, contamination, or accident that results in loss. Maintains, cleans, and uses equipment per specifications to promote longevity and function. Takes action to reduce waste. Addresses poor quality from distributors with NS area leader.
  • Service: May deliver patient meal trays to meet time standard for delivery of meals; may prepare and set up food items for retail service. Exhibits professional behavior and outstanding customer service skills. May prepare and deliver bulk nourishment orders to nursing units.
  • Utility: May perform duties in the dishroom, including operating the dishmachine and cart washing equipment. Must demonstrate proper use of all chemicals. Breaks down and discards boxes appropriately. Requests work orders for equipment or environment that requires repair.

If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the Nutrition Associate opportunity with Altamonte and apply online today.

Job Keywords:
Nutritional Services