Dignity Health Diet Assistant in SACRAMENTO, California


Established in 1973,is a full-service community hospital committed to providing excellence in health care for residents living in Sacramento's southern suburbs, including Laguna, Elk Grove and Galt. For additional information about Methodist Hospital, please visit us at methodistsacramento.org. Methodist Hospital is part of Dignity Health- a 21-state network of 9,000 physicians, 59,000 employees and more than 400 care centers, including hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging centers, home health and primary care clinics. In the Sacramento area, Dignity Health operates Mercy General Hospital, Mercy Hospital of Folsom, Mercy San Juan Medical Center, Methodist Hospital, Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, Woodland Memorial Hospital and Mercy Medical Group (a service of Dignity Health Medical Foundation). Dignity Health is committed to delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health care services with special attention to the poor and underserved.


Position Summary:

The incumbent coordinates the provision of patient meals and assures compliance with each patient's diet order. The incumbent shall perform activities including but not limited to the following: process and maintain patient diet orders via facility and/or department computer systems, write and modify menus utilizing guidelines in the diet manual and spreadsheets; adjust menus and snacks to provide patients' food preferences and age-specific needs; interview patients for their food preferences; work with patients and/or nursing staff to resolve tray service and/or food issues, check patient/resident tray line; maintain production tally information. May have access to or be required to distribute drugs, needles or syringes from storage locations, (such as large stock supplies, automated dispensing units and other carts) to/within patient care areas or treatment carts as defined by hospital policy/procedure.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate's Degree in Science - Nutrition Services.

  • Medical nutrition therapy, modified diets and foods substitutions, nutritional and medical terminology and basic math.

  • Computer literacy, experience with Windows-based computer systems and have a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a Nutrition department in a hospital.

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Job ID 2018-62800

Employment Type Seasonal/Casual/OnCall/Supplemental

Department Nutrition Services

Hours / Pay Period 8

Facility Methodist Hospital Sacramento

Shift Varied


State/Province CA

Standard Hours Varied, Weekends Required

Work Schedule 8 Hour