A nutritional aide is involved in all aspects of preparing and serving meals to patients and staff. He/she serves patient trays courteously and efficiently; prepares patient trays on tray line and breaks down dirty trays in dish room; prepares and labels snacks & nourishments according to DOH guidelines; delivers food supplies to units and checks temperatures and expiration dates; operates and cleans tray line equipment and dish machine in safe and efficient manner; and restocks and cleans his or her work area. All nutritional aides must demonstrate good interpersonal skills with various age groups of patients, visitors, staff, and administrators in order to provide their required duties and enhance customer satisfaction.
Able to stand 80-90% of workday; ability to read a patient menu and inventory list, stand on a tray line for 2 hours at a time, transport heavy meal trucks, and withstand heat of kitchen and dish room.
High school diploma or equivalency in order to follow written work assignments, read recipes and tray tickets, and maintain records