This position provides meal service to patients following physician prescribed diets and patient menu preferences. Serves as a communication representative between patient, food and nutrition services, nursing staff and dietitians.
EDUCATION: High School diploma or equivalent, or currently attending; ability to interpret diet manual.
MINIMUM SKILLS: Able to read and write English, Spanish speaking desirable; able to represent department in customer-friendly manner on the phone; able to deal with a variety of personalities and situations in a positive manner; able to develop thorough understanding of therapeutic diets through formal education or on-the-job training; able to complete basic math (calculating %'s, addition/subtraction/multiplication/division).
EXPERIENCE: One-year experience working with therapeutic diets and food service in a healthcare setting, preferred. Computer experience desirable.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION:
-Responsible to Food and Nutrition Service Director, or designee
-Bloodborne pathogens A. Works in clean, well-lighted, ventilated smoke-free environment. Working hours are varied, with flexibility due to unexpected changes in schedule and emergencies.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: An individual performing this work can expect and be able to stoop, bend, stand, sit and use gross motor skills and fine motor skills for long periods. The person must be able to consistently lift 15 pounds. May sit up to 90% of the day, depending on position. Requires good vision and dexterity in using computer. Ability to climb a ladder and push/pull carts.
Our Mission: WHY WE EXIST. To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our Core Values: WHAT WE BELIEVE IN.DIGNITY Respect for the worth of every person, recognition and commitment to the value of diverse individuals and perspectives, and special concern for the poor and underserved. INTEGRITY Honesty, justice, and consistency in all relationships. EXCELLENCE High standards of service and per...formance. COMPASSION Service in a spirit of empathy, love, and concern. STEWARDSHIP Wise and just use of talents and resources in a collaborative manner.Our Vision: WHAT WE ARE STRIVING TO DO. CHRISTUS HEALTH, a Catholic health ministry, will be a leader, a partner and an advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions that improve the lives of individuals and communities so that all may experience God's healing presence and love. Our Name and Symbol:WHO WE ARE. CHRISTUS is Latin for "Christ," and proclaims publicly the core of our mission. OUR NAME choice also recognizes the heritage of our two congregational sponsors, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio. Jesus Christ is the Incarnate Word, the Word of God made flesh. It is, therefore, only fitting that it is in another form of His name that our health ministries are called together. OUR SYMBOL Reflects the healing ministry of Jesus Christ - a combination of a medical cross and a religious cross. The flowing banner on the cross is a common symbol of the risen Christ, while the royal purple signifies Christ. The flowing banner also conveys a sense of motion as we move forward into a new era of service to our communities.