Job Details

  • Title

    Catering Associate

  • Category

    Dietary and Environmental Services

  • Department


  • Schedule

    Full Time

  • Shift


  • 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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