Catering Associate (Per Diem)
NJ - Elizabeth (07202)
Summary: Responsible for patient food service on assigned units (e.g., menu selections, tray assembly, tray delivery and pick-up, special requests and in-between food delivery).
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: • Communicates with nursing departments, clinical dieticians and other personnel to provide excellent patient services. • Takes patient menu selections prior to meals and offers alternatives to menu as allowed on prescribed diet in accordance with food allergies and sensitivities, cultural, ethnic and religious preferences. • Assembles trays according to patient menu on tray ticket and retrieves trays from patients' rooms. • Complies with regulator agency standards, including federal, state and JCAHO. • Adheres to facility confidentiality and patient's rights policy as outlined in the facility's HIPPA policies and procedures. • Follows Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) guidelines when handling food, cleaning work stations and breaking down patient tray line. • Follows facility and department infection control policies and procedures. • Performs other duties as assigned.
High school diploma preferred; Must have the ability to read, write and speak English (or other languages as necessary); Follow written and verbal instructions; Basic computational skills. Experience in health care environment desirable, but not required.