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Dietary & Guest Services - Food and Nutrition

Company: Trinity Health Corporation
Location: Mishawaka
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:


14030_76550 Dietary

Expected Weekly Hours:



Position Purpose:

The Dietary and Guest Services Associates are responsible for providing services to ensure that patient, visitor and staff nutritional requirements are met. Responsible for replenishing nourishments/floor stock; preparing cold and hot food items, working tray line/room service line, dish-room, patient tray delivery, operating cash register, managing money, serving cafeteria guests, catering service, cleaning and taking temperatures as required.

Job Description Details:

  • Compensation Range: Minimum: $12.00-Maximum $14.66
  • Locations: positions are available at the Mishawaka and Plymouth Medical Campuses.
  • Employment Type: Full-Time, Part-Time, and PRN opportunities available.


  • Actively demonstrates the organization's mission and core values, and conducts oneself at all times in a manner consistent with these values.
  • Knows and adheres to all laws and regulations pertaining to patient health, safety and medical information.
  • Prepares hot and cold food according to recipes and time requirements for patients and cafeteria, consistently following recipes, including measurement and ingredients. Ensures that food meets established guidelines for temperature, quality, appearance, and modification of texture.
  • Assists patients with meal, accurately inputting patient meal orders in accordance to dietary restrictions.
  • Tracks/tallies meal production, floor stock, snacks and tube feedings.
  • Handles money using proper cash procedures. Operates cash register appropriately including cash and charge transactions. Stocks cafeteria/cafe paper and food items.
  • Responsible for retrieving dirty dish carts from patient floors.
  • Responsible for delivering patient trays in a courteous, accurate and expeditious manner.
  • Prepares catered food in a timely manner per recipes and portion control. Delivers food and sets-up functions according to requisition. Cleans up after events and tracks event costs and charges as appropriate.
  • Receives the computerized diet order, interprets and translates the order into a viable menu and nourishment order (where needed) for the following day.
  • Coordinates the referral of patient nutrition information to Clinical Dietitians for nutritional consultations, patient tube feeding orders, transfers and discharges, nutrition assistants for calorie intake consultations and patient menu needs, nourishment check regarding the up-to-date tube feeding and nourishment orders and food service production regarding patient menu needs.
  • Communicates effectively with nursing staff, patients/family members as well as department staff in the interpretation and delivery of the ordered diet.
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Education: Ability to read and write and follow multiple-step processes normally acquired during elementary school. High school graduate preferred.
  • Experience: Knowledge and experience in food service desired. On the job training provided.
  • Maintains consistently high customer responsiveness in day-to-day encounters, and use
  • Maintains a professional appearance by following dress code policies and wearing identification badge correctly at all times.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of all SJRMC, Inc. codes and is aware of MSDS manuals and all department and hospital policies and procedures.
  • Maintains open communication with all staff and customers in a prompt and courteous manner.
  • Assigned hours within your shift, starting time, or days of work are subject to change based on departmental and/or organizational needs.

Saint Joseph and all its affiliates are proud to be equal opportunity employers. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, physical disability or any other classification protected under local, state or federal law.

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Keywords: Trinity Health Corporation, Mishawaka , Dietary & Guest Services - Food and Nutrition, Other , Mishawaka, Indiana

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