Located in central Denver’s historic Washington Park residential neighborhood, associates at Porter Adventist Hospital enjoy beautiful surroundings, leading technology, outstanding leadership and easy access to everything great central Denver has to offer. As a full-service Magnet® designated, 368-bed acute-care referral center specializing in cancer care, joint replacement, spinal care, advanced robotic surgery and organ transplantation, Porter Adventist Hospital treats some of the region’s most complex medical cases and surgery patients. Our Heart and Vascular Institute is the first and only program in Colorado to receive full Heart Failure Accreditation status from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. We have also received numerous awards and honors including: The Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award (2014); top 50th orthopedic program ranking by U.S. News & World Report with high performing honors in eight specialties (2014); an “A” rating from the Leapfrog Group for Patient Safety (2014), as well as many others. The Porter tradition of blending science and spirit began more than 75 years ago by Denver businessman Henry Porter with his generous donation after he experienced care at a Seventh Day Adventist Facility in CA and sought to bring that same philosophy of care to Denver. If you are ready for a career where the work you do truly transcends the walls of a hospital, we invite you to learn more at: http://www.porterhospital.org/
Job Description/Job Posting ID: 88024
Recruiter Contact: Tami Hewitt (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Clinic/Department: 8534 PAH DIETARY
Hospital: PORTER ADVENTIST HOSPITAL
Schedule: This is a Per Requested Need (PRN) or ‘as needed’ position and there are not a guaranteed number of hours offered each week. This position is not benefits eligible.
Shift: Variable. Primary days 6:00am/7:00am to 2:30pm/3:30pm.
Performs routine assignments within the Nutrition Services department including food preparation and delivery, sanitation and stocking. Responsible for following Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Safe Handling Guidelines regarding food safety and sanitation. Will provide excellent customer services when working with patients, visitors and other staff members.
The Nutrition Svcs Specialist main responsibility may perform one or more of the following:
Meal Assembly and Service
Minimum Education Requirements
High School diploma or GED, preferred
Minimum Experience Requirements
Previous food service, healthcare or customer service experience, preferred
Strong communication skills; ability to read, write and speak English
Basic computer skills
Food Service Safe Certification, preferred
■ Prepare and serve food for hospital patients, employees, physicians and guests.
■ Prepares grill items and serves on various stations in cafeteria.
■ Prepares cold food items for patient areas as described in standards.
■ Maintain adequate supply of items required for salad bar, patient and unit stocking.
■ Prepares coffee and specialty beverages to customer's specifications.
■ Demonstrates ability to operate commercial food preparation equipment.
■ Maintain quality product freshness as assured by proper label dating and rotation.
■ Practices proper portion control on a consistent basis.
■ Stock work area and tray line.
■ Completes all duties of specific food production area.
■ Treats all customers with respect and exhibits good customer service skills.
■ Prioritize assisting customers above all other duties.
■ Serve patients and customers in pleasant and professional manner.
■ Questions and complaints are responded to in a timely manner.
■ Problems, complaints, or questions that cannot be answered by the Nutrition Svc Specialist are brought to the Supervisor's attention.
■ Follows tray delivery protocol when visiting a patient's room, including patient identification checks.
■ Organize tray deliveries to minimize time required for each trip.
■ Assist patients in the setting of trays by presenting food so that items can be easily accessed by patient or asks for assistance from the nursing staff for the patient.
■ Communicates special needs to appropriate staff to insure patient needs are met.
■ Ensures that customers are charged the correct price, receive proper change and receive a receipt.
■ Cashier handling and reports are accurate with no drawer discrepancies per policy.
■ Provides appropriate par level per unit requisition and posts daily amount into computrition.
■ Follows uniform and dress code policy.
■ Assist in the tray line staff in the proper sanitization of patient and dining room dishes.
■ Retrieves dirty trays from soiled utility rooms on the floors, replacing with a clean rack, cleans the racks.
■ Sorts food waste via recycling, compost or garbage.
■ Regularly delimes dish machine and dish room, bus track and floors are clean.
■ Sanitizes utensils and equipment.
■ Stocks, cleans and maintains a sanitary environment in each nourishment station.
■ Follows proper food handling procedures by checking for appropriate food temperatures.
■ Puts away the dry staples, disposables, frozen and refrigerated groceries in their appropriate storage areas.
■ Ensures the use of FIFO rotation system and properly labels and dates all items per policy.
■ Ensures that items are well organized and accessible.
■ Assures proper cleaning and sanitization of assigned area.
■ Follows all department and hospital infection control and safety policies.
Light Work - exert/lift up to 20 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 10 lbs. frequently)
Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.