Nutrition Service Worker


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Under the direction of the Supervisor, Food and Nutrition, the Nutrition Service Worker performs a variety of food service functions including patient tray assembly and distribution, and dish room activities.



Job Requirements


patient/resident services: 

  • Delivery of meals, nourishments or floor stock
  • Assisting a patient/resident with menu selection
  • Assistance with tray set-up, opening containers
  • Communicating any related issues to the nutrition department or nursing station as appropriate.

Office functions:

  • Printing worklists
  • Completing a Delivery Cart Count sheet and nourishment labels
  • Enter data related to floor stock and nourishment costs. 
  • Responsible for determining food production requirements based on production feedback. 
  • Responds to communications from nursing staff, patients and Nutrition Staff. 
  • Routinely answers departmental telephone calls and directs them accordingly.

Food service:

  • Serving customers in the hospital cafeteria
  • Assists in catering hospital functions. 
  • Covers catering shifts in the absence of the caterer. 


  • High School Diploma or equivalent. 
  • Prior experience in food service in a health care setting is preferred.
  • Highly motivated, well organized and self-directed.
  • Must work well as a team member.
  • Must be able to push food carts with varying weights greater than 100lbs.
  • Must be able to lift items that weigh up to 50 lbs.
  • Good verbal communication and customer service skills required.
  • Readily learns and applies new procedures and technology.
  • Some prior knowledge of special diets preferred.
  • Requires detailed attention and familiarity with proper patient identification procedures.
  • Prior experience in patient setting is preferred.
  • Telephone skills are helpful.
  • Prior knowledge of various types of food preparation and familiarity with quantity food service equipment, quantify food service experience preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of Safe Food Handling required.



  • 6:15AM-2:45PM
  • 12PM-8:30PM
  • 4PM-8:30PM



  • $14 for day shifts
  • $15.25 for evening shifts
  • $1.00 per hour extra for weekends worked.
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