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Become A Nutritional Services Aide

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Working As A Nutritional Services Aide

  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • $17,222

    Average Salary

What Does A Nutritional Services Aide Do At Catholic Health Initiatives

* Maintains accurate inventories and par levels of chemicals, small wares and cleaning items for the assigned area.
* Disassembles, washes and stores small wares from patient trays and the café accumulator accurately per designated timelines; breaks down patient carts and dishes from the café; operates proper three-compartment sink procedures for the cleaning of all pots and pans.
* Operates dishroom and equipment to maintain clean department floors, walls and related surfaces.
* Washes, sanitizes and polishes department equipment in accordance with the cleaning schedule; maintains clean and empty garbage receptacles within production, trayline and café areas.
* As part of a cross-training effort, performs food service tasks associated with food service aid positions; May prepare espresso orders for patients, staff, visitors and catering, using standard recipes and plating guidelines; assists customers with food and beverage orders by answering menu and recipe-related questions; utilizes suggestive selling techniques to maximize sales.
* Performs work assignments in accordance with regulations and standards applicable to personal hygiene and food preparation/handling/disposal; keeps abreast of department standards, as well as local, state, and federal agency guidelines

What Does A Nutritional Services Aide Do At HCA, Hospital Corporation of America

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* The Food and Nutrition Services Worker performs a variety of tasks that facilitate the provision of food services and nutrition support to patients, employees and visitors.
* These duties include:
* Provides food trays to all patients, working on patient tray line to prepare trays and delivering trays to the departments.
* Stocks cafeteria with needed items.
* Removes trash from area and keeps loading dock and dumpster area clean.
* Preparation of materials for patient tray such as condiments and wrapping silverware.
* Delivers food, and late tray carts to all nursing units daily.
* Completion of tray delivery sheets.
* Removal of trash from area and sanitation of patient carts after every meal.
* Running of dishwasher after every meal.
* Following sanitary procedures for proper handing and storage of china, glassware, silverware, trays and other equipment

What Does A Nutritional Services Aide Do At Clark Fork Valley Hospital

* include the following.
* Other duties may be assigned.
* Understands and uses the communication system in the department.
* Reads production orders on color coded menu cards on trays to determine items to place on tray.
* Places items such as eating utensils, napkins, and condiments on trays.
* Prepares food items such as sandwiches, salads, soups, and beverages.
* Places servings in blender to make foods for soft or liquid or pureed diets.
* Apportions and places food servings on plates and trays according to diet list on menu card.
* Understands portion control and uses appropriate scoop/spoodle to achieve goal.
* Examines filled tray for completeness and places on cart, dumbwaiter, or conveyor belt.
* Pushes carts to halls or ward kitchen.
* Serves trays to patients.
* Collects and stacks dirty dishes on cart and returns cart to kitchen.
* Washes dishes and cleans work area, tables, cabinets and ovens.
* Collects and places garbage and trash in designated containers.
* Records amount and types of special food items serviced to patients.
* Will prepare by washing and /or peeling vegetable as menu demands

What Does A Nutritional Services Aide Do At Sutter Health

* Measures, mixes, peels, slices, grinds, blends, and assembles food in preparation for cooking or serving, according to established recipes, using appropriate equipment.
* Sweeps, mops, washes, scrubs, polishes, and disinfects, using the appropriate cleaning materials and equipment on floors, walls, sinks, windows, counters, and all parts of equipment and shelving, in order to maintain a clean, sanitary, and orderly environment in the department; washes patient dishes, pots, and pans; empties trash.
* Prepares food for catered events.
* Sets up catered events, delivers food, serves, and cleans up as needed.
* Sets up and serves food on the patient tray line, according to menus and production guides; delivers and retrieves tray carriers to/from nursing units.
* May be required to drive a van to deliver food and/or pick up supplies.
* Operates basic food service equipment, dispensers, servers, dishmachine, registers, ergotug equipment.
* Sets up and serves food in the cafeteria; operates cash register and makes change; restocks supplies as needed.
* Receives, stores, issues, and delivers necessary food, supplies, and equipment.
* Answers the telephone, takes messages, and processes phone orders and computer orders relating to patient meal service, in the absence of diet clerk.
* Maintains an orderly desk.
* Knowledge:
* This position should have basic knowledge of the use and care of simple kitchen utensils and equipment and some knowledge of the principles and practices of safety, sanitation, and personal hygiene as it relates to food preparation and services

What Does A Nutritional Services Aide Do At St. Joseph Health

* Practices safe food handling by following procedures: including checking and documenting temperatures, storing food correctly (rotate, cover, label and date), and avoiding cross contamination (handwashing, wearing gloves, and sanitizing items, counters and equipment between uses).
* Uses established sanitation and cleaning procedures (including appropriate chemical use and protective equipment) for warewashing.
* Maintains work areas and equipment and follows established cleaning schedules.
* Prepares and handles cold foods in a way that maintains quality of taste and appearance.
* Ability to garnish appropriately and make decisions ensuring the use of foods that meet or exceed quality standards.
* Helps to maintain a safe working environment by following all safety procedures.
* Takes responsibility for reporting and helping to resolve unsafe conditions in the department.
* Operates food service equipment according to manufacturer's guidelines and department procedures.
* Requests repairs or replacements as necessary.
* Demonstrates basic understanding of normal and therapeutic nutrition by assembling trays accurately and neatly according to patient menu and diet guidelines.
* Restocks work areas thoroughly and in a timely and efficient manner.
* Cafeteria Staff) When working in the cafeteria, operates cash register and handles cash accurately, provides good customer service and markets products effectively by maintaining service area in a visually appealing manner.
* Fulton and PVH) Responsible for visiting patients to obtain food preferences and assisting patients with menu selection as needed.
* PVH) Performs Tray Passing function.
* Delivers meals to patients, checks
* Full time
* Hr
* Day
* Nutrition Services
* The people of St.
* Joseph Health have worked for 53 years to improve health and quality of life in California's North Bay region, starting in Sonoma County, where the Sisters of St.
* Joseph of Orange opened the doors of Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital in 1950.
* Today, we continue the mission begun by the Sisters and continued through the St.
* Joseph Health Ministry of extending the healing ministry of Jesus to those we serve through an integrated spectrum of primary, urgent, acute, outpatient, palliative care and regional referral services.
* Sonoma County entities aligned with St.
* Joseph Health include the 278-bed Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, the region's only Level II trauma center, as well as the 80-bed Petaluma Valley Hospital.
* Our services also encompass three Urgent Care centers, Hospice of Petaluma, Memorial Hospice and North County Hospice, the Annadel Medical Group, as well as the St.
* Joseph Home Care Network.
* We act as a regional referral hub for outlying hospitals, while also providing outpatient behavioral health care, education to promote health and prevent chronic disease, rehabilitation, oral health care, community benefit programs, and more, all fostering health and quality of life throughout the area.
* St.
* Joseph Health provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
* In addition to federal law requirements, St.
* Joseph Health complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.
* This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training..
* Positions specified as “on call/per diem” refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as “as needed basis” to fill in for staff

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How To Become A Nutritional Services Aide

Food preparation workers typically learn their skills through on-the-job training. No formal education or previous work experience is required.


There are no formal education requirements for becoming a food preparation worker.


Most food preparation workers learn their skills through short-term on-the-job training, usually lasting several weeks. Trainees typically start by working under the supervision of an experienced worker, who teaches them basic kitchen duties. Training also may include basic sanitation and workplace safety regulations, as well as instructions on how to handle and prepare food.

Important Qualities

Dexterity. Food preparation workers chop vegetables, cut meat, and perform many other tasks with sharp knives. They must have the ability to work quickly and safely with sharp objects.

Listening skills. Food preparation workers must understand customers’ orders and follow directions from cooks, chefs, or food service managers.

Physical stamina. Food preparation workers stand on their feet for long periods while they prepare food, clean work areas, or lift heavy pots from the stove.

Physical strength. Food preparation workers should be strong enough to lift and carry heavy food supply boxes, which often can weigh up to 50 pounds.


Advancement opportunities for food preparation workers depend on their training and work experience. Many food preparation workers advance to assistant or line cook positions as they learn basic cooking skills.

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Nutritional Services Aide Demographics


  • Female

  • Male

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Hmong

  • Arabic


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Top Skills for A Nutritional Services Aide


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Top Nutritional Services Aide Skills

  1. Kitchen Equipment
  2. Customer Service Skills
  3. Food Preparation
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Operated a cash register for staff and guests to purchase meals maintaining an exemplary strong use of customer service skills.
  • Assist with food preparations, serving portions, and properly log quantities served and leftovers.
  • Cashier , dishroom, tray passer , cold food prep for patients, and worked patient tray line
  • Assisted in the assembling of patient meal trays.
  • Recorded amounts and types of special food items served to customers.

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