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Nutrition Assistant

We're a Little Different
Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.
We don't believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.
At Mercy, you'll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We're a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.
Overview
Primarily performs duties throughout the department. Assists with the patient care, customer service, and the daily duties of the department. Assists in the maintenance of a safe and clean environment. Assures food costs are kept to a minimum and eliminates waste.
Hours- 10:30am-7:00pm, occasional morning, rotating weekends and holidays (32 hours per week)
Attends and participates in meetings and in-services as directed.
Maintains friendly, efficient service attitude to-wards patients, visitors, hospital staff and co-workers.
Follows approved standards for food handling and storage based on HACCP requirements for safe food preparation, cooling and storage daily.
Knowledge of diet requirements as they relate to assembling of patient meal trays.
Works cold side of tray assembly for dinner meal service.
Completes all trays with accuracy and maintains department standards for appearance.
Ensures proper storage following approved standards to prevent cross contamination of raw and uncooked products.
Follows all safety requirements for use of equipment including use of PPM equipment provided to prevent accidents.
Completes all daily and weekly cleaning assignments.
Follows safety rules at all times, Reports accidents and unsafe conditions to manager.
Assists as requested in maintaining sanitation per department standards throughout the kitchen and storage areas.
Demonstrates knowledge of proper infection control and food safety standards as evidenced by good hand washing, proper dating and labeling of product, FIFO.
Follows department policy for trash removal and re-lining of containers in a timely manner.
Responsible for maintaining dish room clean and organized while processing any dishes or pans
Works cash register position as scheduled.
Accurately handles money and cash handling duties as assigned.
Works retail job duties, serving customers, cleaning and organization to ensure friendly service atmosphere.
Qualifications:
Each career at Mercy represents unique members of our caring ministry's ""body"", working together for the health and strength of the whole. To achieve our goals, we need all the parts functioning at their best and this requires the specific qualifications that you'll bring with you:
Education: High School Diploma or GED preferred
Licensure: N/A
Experience: Prefer at least 1 year experience in food service
Certifications:
Other: Prefer working knowledge of institutional based kitchen environment
We'll Support You at Work and Home
Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Health-care Magazine named us as a ""top 100 places to work."" We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We're proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.
What Makes a Good Match for Mercy
Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We're also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care - that's just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.

Company Description:

Transforming the Health of Our Communities.


Mercy, named one of the top five large U.S. health systems in 2017 by Truven, an IBM Watson Health company, serves millions annually. Mercy includes 43 acute care and specialty (heart, children’s, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, more than 700 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 40,000 co-workers and more than 2,000 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.




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