Dignity Health

Grass Valley , CA
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Diet Assistant

Dignity Health
Grass Valley, CA Full-time
Posted on August 6, 2019

Do you have experience working in a hospital setting as a Diet Assistant and have an Associates Degree? If so, Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital in beautiful Grass Valley, CA has an exciting opportunity! Come explore where your degree and a career in human kindness can take you! 

Overview

Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital has proudly served as the sole healthcare provider for western Nevada County for more than 50 years. Much has happened since the hospital opened in 1958, including additions in 1994 of a 68,000 square foot Outpatient Center, a comprehensive Cancer Center and most recently, the opening of the Sierra Nevada Diagnostic Center in the fall of 2006. SNMH is a licensed, acute care hospital providing a full range of services including cardiovascular, surgical, emergency and diagnostic. SNMH offers access to the SNMH Health Sciences Library. The library features continuing and medical education for healthcare professionals, diabetes classes, prenatal classes, cancer support groups, and family caregiver classes. In addition, we have more than 90 board-certified primary and specialty care physicians on our active and associate medical staff.

Responsibilities

Position Summary:

The incumbent coordinates the provision of patient meals and assures compliance with each patient's diet order. The incumbent shall perform activities including but not limited to the following: process and maintain patient diet orders via facility and/or department computer systems, write and modify menus utilizing guidelines in the diet manual and spreadsheets; adjust menus and snacks to provide patients' food preferences and age-specific needs; interview patients for their food preferences; work with patients and/or nursing staff to resolve tray service and/or food issues, check patient/resident tray line; maintain production tally information. May have access to or be required to distribute drugs, needles or syringes from storage locations, (such as large stock supplies, automated dispensing units and other carts) to/within patient care areas or treatment carts as defined by hospital policy/procedure.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate's degree in Science - Nutrition Services
  • Medical nutrition therapy, modified diets and foods substitutions, nutritional and medical terminology and basic math
  • Computer literacy, experience with Windows-based computer systems and have a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a Nutrition department in a hospital

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities.