NUTRITION ASSISTANT
Mercy Regional Health Center Inc - Manhattan, KS

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Position Summary:
Serves customer in a retail area maintaining a clean, well stocked servery.

Key Responsibilities/Essential Functions:
  • Using optimal customer relations, sets up, presents, serves, and records (via cash registers, etc.) food for customers.
  • Sets up and attractively presents cafeteria foods.
  • Initiates customer relations in a friendly and efficient manner.
  • Follows all department policies and procedures, local health department food codes and area cleaning schedules.
  • Maintains knowledge about food served in cafeteria.
  • Sets up menu boards and appropriate signage.
  • Handles cash accurately.
  • Restocks supplies, and assists in grilling, frying, and cleaning duties.
  • Participates in cross-training and team performance activities.
May perform other duties as assigned or requested

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Qualifications:

Education and/or Experience
  • High school diploma, general education degree (GED), or Education Certificate preferred.
  • Required to be at least 16 years of age.
  • Prefer three to six months retail food experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Behavioral Skills
  • A personal presence which is characterized by a sense of honesty, integrity and caring with the ability to inspire and motivate others to promote the philosophy, mission, vision, goals and values of Via Christi Health.
  • Exhibit compassion for patients, family members, and others; along with a nurturing spirit to provide care during emotionally stressful situations.
  • Must display good verbal and written communication skills, and be able to professionally receive and follow oral instructions.

Technical Skills
  • Ability to efficiently operate cash register as well as all other equipment in area.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
  • Current Food Handlers Card required at Via Christi Hospitals-Wichita only.

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Occasionally lift or move up to 20 pounds above the head.
  • Occasionally required to sit in a stationary position.
  • Requires frequent movement throughout the day and occasional movement from one location to another within Via Christi Health.
  • Able to tolerate frequent standing on hard and soft surfaces throughout the day.
  • Occasionally performs activities that require climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, and reaching with hands and arms throughout the day.
  • Frequently uses hands and fingers to prepare food items and to operate kitchen equipment.
  • Constantly able to communicate verbally and in written form.
  • Frequently able to detect and discern both loud and soft sounds such as customer voices and phone calls/paging.
  • Frequently able to use all types of vision, such as close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception, to complete daily tasks.
  • Occasionally required to detect unusual odors that could indicate spoilage or environmental issues.

Working Conditions:
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to indoor elements, such as:
    • moving, mechanical parts.
    • wet and/or humid conditions.
    • risk of electrical shock.
    • extreme cold/extreme heat.
    • toxic or caustic chemicals.
    • fumes or airborne particles.
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor elements, such as:
    • outside weather conditions.
    • wet and/or humid conditions.
    • extreme cold/extreme heat.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Position Scope/Patient Population:
  • Nutrition Services staff provide for the dietary needs of employees, patients and other customers of any age.

Via Christi Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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