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Nutritional Services Aide - Full TimeEdwardsville, Illinois

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Job # 406048 Date posted 04/07/2021

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Nutritional Services Aide

Anderson Rehabilitation Institute - Edwardsville, IL

     Kindred Healthcare, LLC (“Kindred”) and Anderson Healthcare have begun construction on an acute rehabilitation institute being built on Anderson Healthcare’s Goshen Campus in Edwardsville, Illinois. This institute will be the first freestanding rehabilitation institute in the Central and Southern regions of Illinois. Anderson Rehabilitation Institute is a joint venture between
Kindred and Anderson Healthcare and is expected to open in Q2 2021.
The facility will provide care to patients recovering from stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation, and other complex conditions. Staff will provide physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Other special services provided will include physiatry, internal medicine, medical/surgical consultations, rehabilitation nursing and nutritional services. The institute will have a dedicated pharmacy. The 49,920-square-foot facility will have 34 beds and feature all private rooms; a secured acquired brain injury unit with private dining and therapy gym; large interdisciplinary gym for all therapy services; transitional living apartment designed to simulate a residential apartment, to prepare patients for their daily living tasks before they are discharged home; and a therapeutic courtyard with exterior amenities. It will also have specially designed rooms to treat dialysis patients; and specialty programs dedicated to neuro, stroke, brain injury, and amputation.  We are currently seeking an Administrative Assistant to join our team.

As a Nutritional Services Aide you will:

Under the direct supervision of the Nutritional Services Manager, the Nutritional Services Aide performs a variety of patient food service and dish duties.  The Nutrition Services Aide is responsible for providing excellent customer service while taking patient menu requests and communicating dietary information for use by kitchen personnel in the preparation of meals for patients. Responsible for accurately identifying the patient to ensure they receive the proper diet and nutritional supplements. Follows diet manual guidelines, organizational and departmental policies and procedures. Effectively uses downtime to accomplish departmental tasks as assigned or recognized.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Job Specific:

  • Accurately prepares food trays for general and therapeutic diets and prepares special diet foods as necessary.  Verifies trays for accuracy.
  • Prepares and delivers items, such as trays or snacks, as requested by patient care units or patients.
  • Deliver/collect daily menus and assist patients with ordering
  • Record meal intakes of patients
  • Maintains tray line in a clean, neat and organized manner and puts clean dishes and utensils away.
  • Collect soiled trays and utensils from dining room tables and transport them to dish washing area.
  • Wash dishes, clean equipment, wipe off dining room and worktables, clean utensils, pots and pans; mop floors in dietary as schedule and as necessary.
  • Clean and maintain kitchen, storage areas and food preparation equipment. Wash, sanitize, and store trays, dishes and utensils
  • Disposes of trash and garbage in appropriate manner and as needed.
  • Identify and participate in process improvement initiatives that improve the customer experience, enhance work flow, and/or improve the work environment
  • Use meal program to enter new patients and adjust diet orders as needed
  • Set up serving line with cold foods, condiments, serving containers, dishes, silverware, etc. according to the menus and as instructed
  • Stock and store food items Maintain a level of food and supplies adequate for the next meal and assist in inventorying and storing incoming foods and supplies
  • Follow HAACP guidelines. (Temps, dating, etc…)
  • Report hazardous conditions, equipment, accidents, and incidents, as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Company Specific:

  • Adheres to dress code, appearance is neat and clean and wears appropriate identification while on duty
  • Completes annual health, safety, and education requirements. Maintains professional growth and development.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all patient and/or employee information to assure patient and/or employee rights are protected.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient population served.
  • Reports to work on time as scheduled; adheres to policies regarding notification of absence.
  • Attends all mandatory in-services and staff meetings.
  • Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
  • Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices.
  • Communicates the mission, ethics, and goals of the hospital, as well as the focus statement of the department.
  • Maintains current licensure/certification for position, if applicable.
  • Consistently demonstrates Guest Relation’s skills to patients, physicians, visitors, employees, and any other individuals with whom they may come in contact.
  • Consistently follows departmental and hospital Health, Safety, Security, Hazardous Materials policies and procedures.
  • HIPAA: Conduct job responsibilities in accordance with HIPAA privacy laws, follow hospital policy in provision of patient confidentiality. Able to identify patient confidentiality issues and reports to proper hospital personnel immediately.
  • Compliance: Conducts job responsibilities in accordance with standards set forth in Kindred’s Code of Conduct, Kindred policy and procedures, applicable federal and state laws, and applicable standards.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED preferred.
  • Prior food service or customer service experience preferred.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing and great interpersonal skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy, excellent organizational skills with ability to prioritize, coordinate and simultaneously maintain multiple projects with high level of quality and productivity.
  • Customer service oriented with the ability to work well under pressure
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    Benefits & Recognition Our goal is to offer valuable compensation and incentive programs that enables us to attract, reward, retain, and motivate highly qualified individuals. Compensation can include bonus plans and recognition for going above & beyond.

  • Healthcare

    Healthcare We offer a variety of Health Savings Account (HSA) and PPO plan options.

  • 401(k) Plan

    401(k) Plan Employees can contribute pre-tax dollars through payroll deduction.

  • Paid Time Off

    Paid Time Off Your work/life balance is important to us. We offer our employees a flexible Paid Time Off program.

  • Wellness Program

    Wellness Program We offer tools, resources and support for weight loss, stress reduction, smoking cessation and making overall healthier choices.

  • Community

    Community Community involvement is consistent with our company's principles and with our mission of customer service and quality care.

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