Nutrition Associate - Olympia Fields - job 676292

Franciscan Health

Date: 04/08/2021

City: Olympia Fields, Illinois

Employment type: Part-time

Nutrition Associate

Nutrition & Food Services

Franciscan Health Olympia Fields

20201 South Crawford Avenue

Olympia Fields, IL 60461
Regular – Part Time

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High School Diploma/GED; Food Tray Delivery; Menu & Tray Review; Dietary Needs Tracking; Quality Control Initiatives; Tube-Feeding Products; Healthcare experience, food service experience or diet office experience; Patient Collaboration; Heath Care Team Collaboration Food and Nutrition; Diet Order Restrictions; Patient Information Verification Food and Nutrition; Food Handler Certification – Placeholder


Never or Rarely


Food service professionals


Food service in a hospital involves more than just preparing healthy food in a clean environment. It involves delivering the right food trays to the right patients as prescribed by their doctors. Our food service professionals take pride in maintaining a clean food line and accurately preparing and serving patient meals.

Are you good at documenting orders? Can you monitor quality control to make sure no mistakes are made in food prep and serving? Are you clean and professional with your food preparation? Your skills are needed in our kitchen.


  • Assist with ordering, preparation, delivery of meals, nourishments, snacks, and supplies to patients, nursing units, and kitchen.

  • Check menus and trays for accuracy.

  • Document food allergies, special needs, and likes and dislikes. Tube feeding Products Gathers, labels, and delivers tube-feeding products and nourishments to nursing units as ordered.

  • Interact with patients and obtain meal selections appropriate for their therapeutic diet.

  • Participate in performance improvement and quality control initiatives.

  • Communicate with nursing staff and clinical dietitians regarding patient nutrition care requirements such as diet education, and poor or insufficient nourishment.

  • Understand diet order restrictions and offer appropriate choices to patients.

  • Verify patient information prior to delivering trays.


  • Healthcare experience, food service experience or diet office experience.

  • Basic math skills, such as adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing.

  • Adapt and respond quickly to changing priorities.

  • Customer service skills.

  • Data entry.

  • Follow directions as communicated in a variety of ways.

  • Work independently with minimal supervision.

  • Infection control.

  • Develop effective relationships with patients, hospital departments, and other external parties.

  • Learn and understand therapeutic diets.

  • Effectively communicate verbally and in writing.


It is the policy of Franciscan Alliance to provide equal employment to its employees and qualified applicants for employment as otherwise required by an applicable local, state or Federal law. Franciscan Alliance reserves a Right of Conscience objection in the event local, state or Federal ordinances that violate its values and the free exercise of its religious rights. Franciscan Alliance is committed to equal employment opportunity.

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