Job Details

  • Title

    Catering Associate – Dietary

  • Category

    Dietary and Environmental Services

  • Department

    Dietary

  • Schedule

    Full Time

  • Shift

    Varies

  • Location

    Eisenhower Medical Center
    Rancho Mirage, CA




  • Job Objective: A brief overview of the position.



    • Works under the supervision of the Lead Catering Associate and is responsible to promote personalized care to patients.


  • Reports to



    • Clinical Nutrition Manager/Assistant Director


  • Supervises



    • None


  • Ages of Patients



    • Pediatric


    • Adolescent


    • Adult


    • Geriatric


  • Blood Borne Pathogens



    • Minimal/ No Potential


  • Qualifications



    • Education



      • Preferred: Courses taken in Nutrition


    • Licensure/Certification



      • Required: Current Food Handler’s Card


      • Preferred: Current Serve Safe certificate


    • Experience



      • Required: None


      • Preferred: 6 months of restaurant or food service experienceExperience with therapeutic diets


  • Essential Responsibilities



    • Demonstrates compliance with Code of Conduct and compliance policies, and takes action to resolve compliance questions or concerns and report suspected violations.


    • Speaks menu following standard scripting guidelines.


    • Assists patients in selecting meals offering alternatives when appropriate.


    • Ensures meal choices are appropriate for Physician prescribed diet.


    • Informs patient of physician prescribed diet and provides Diet Awareness card.


    • Provides patient with basic information regarding dietary restrictions when taking meal order.


    • Prepares and delivers patient meals in efficient and timely manner


    • Ensures patient has everything for their meal prior to leaving the room.


    • Follows proper safety procedures related to food service equipment and knives.


    • Follows proper safety procedures related to preparation and holding of foods.


    • Responsible for attending all required inservice training.


    • Reports equipment problems immediately to manager.


    • Maintainins and updates patient nutrition profiles and passing that information on to the next CA.


    • Follows regulated hygiene standards


    • Maintains stock levels in assigned area


    • Maintains knowledge of nourishment requirements


    • Cleans and sanitizes assigned areas


    • Learns and follows standards regarding portion sizes.


    • Keeps work area clean, organized and sanitized


    • Follows food safety guidelines


    • Reports any patient complaints/concerns immediately to Assistant Director or Lead Catering Associate.

    • Performs other duties as assigned.

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