Nutrition Assistant Job Description

Nutrition Assistant Job Description

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Nutrition assistant provides consultation, training and technical assistance that includes all mandated and elective components of Child Nutrition Programs and grants, food service management, record keeping and reporting, fiscal accountability, compliance issues, nutrition integrity and menu planning, food safety and sanitation, nutrition education, ethnic foods, Civil Rights, ADA accommodations and special dietary needs.

Nutrition Assistant Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Must observe and follow proper food handling procedures (established by the F.D.A) from preparation to storage of leftovers, to include, but not limited to maintaining food temperatures below 41 F and rapid cooling techniques
Reviewing nutrition, ingredient, and allergen information of products (50%)
Communicating with vendors to ensure accuracy of data (25%)
Cleans up breaks and special functions
Correctly checks inpatient nursing units for soda and ice cream par levels
Fills and operates floor scrubber
Has knowledge of soaps/chemicals used on a daily basis
Inspects washed dishes and flatware for cleanliness, stains, flaws, and removes any with imperfections after referring to supervisor
Maintains work area, including equipment (mobile work stations and milk coolers), in a sanitary and orderly condition at all times
Must be inserviced on all equipment before authorized to use it, including electric warmers used for special functions

Nutrition Assistant Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Nutrition Assistant

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BLS, AED, CPR, NCCPA, IDPH, FDA, GMP, PPP, FSHN, SNS

Education for Nutrition Assistant

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the nutrition assistant job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition, Education, Dietetics, Technical, Public Health, Food and Nutrition, Science, Graduate, Health, Nutrition and Dietetics

Skills for Nutrition Assistant

Desired skills for nutrition assistant include:

Nutrition computer software and systems
Ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of individuals
Customer service skills
Food handling
Food safety
Infection control and dietary restrictions
Normal and therapeutic nutrition
Policies and procedures of department and facility
Special diets and nutrition therapy
Therapuetic diets

Desired experience for nutrition assistant includes:

Ability to work on computer a minimum of 6 hours per day
Bachelor's degree in nutrition or a related field
Attention to detail and fluency with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and Google applications such as Google Docs and Google Sheets
Experience in foodservice and CBORD database management
Ability to work well with groups, manage multiple projects
Must understand the need for handling food according to sanitation regulations

Nutrition Assistant Examples


Nutrition Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of nutrition assistant. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for nutrition assistant
  • Prepares supplemental feedings accurately for patients as specified on supplemental feeding list
  • Prepares, delivers and/or sets up and serves all food items required for special functions and coffee breaks
  • Properly uses Power Pal to transport food carriers to Building
  • Reports all equipment malfunctions to supervisors
  • Sets up cafeteria serving areas and salad bar with all required foods and beverages, utensils and other supplies
  • Tear down food carts
  • Thoroughly cleans food carts, using properchemical
  • Transports and disposes of waste to compactor from patient, cafeteria and special functions
  • When assigned to cafeteria, sets up hot food side and cold food side correctly for service
  • A) Correctly cleans, prepares, and mixes ingredients for all cold foods
Qualifications for nutrition assistant
  • A) Loads patient trays correctly into food carts
  • Instruct patients on meal ordering system following an established script
  • Assess patients ability to utilize the meal order system and follow up with appropriate staff member if unable to participate
  • Participate in the process of gathering, delivering and storing food supplies to nursing units
  • Answers incoming calls for room service and assists patient with menu selections
  • Processes new diets and menus or changes to existing diets or menus

Nutrition Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a nutrition assistant. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for nutrition assistant
  • Provide assistance to food service staff and provide exceptional service to assure positive food service experience to all customers
  • Maintain the quality and safety of food products and equipment
  • Assure a safe and secure environment for patients, staff, guests and visitors
  • Support and assure the daily operation of Nutrition Services Department at an acceptable level of quality in all facets of the department
  • Assists internal and external customers with orders by answering menu and recipe-related questions
  • Assembles trays according to standards, ensuring items on ticket are on the tray
  • Delivers meals to patient rooms, placing tray on bedside table within reach of the patient
  • Visits patients on assigned units after meal times, placing orders for those who did not eat (as appropriate)
  • Takes inventory of floor supplies on patient units, recording items needed
  • Answer calls in centralized call center for patient foodservice throughout the division, assuring appropriate and timely processing of patient food/beverage requests
Qualifications for nutrition assistant
  • Performs tray delivery per protocol when visiting a patients’ room, including patient identification checks, as requested
  • Prioritize assisting patients above all other duties
  • Answers the telephone properly and courteously
  • Demonstrates a positive customer service approach when working with physicians, peers, and hospital staff to facilitate cooperation between departments
  • Responds to questions and complaints, courteously and follows-up in a timely manner
  • Supervisor is requested upon a problem, complaint, or question that a Clinical Nutrition Assistant is unable to answer

Nutrition Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of nutrition assistant. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for nutrition assistant
  • Produce monthly meal count reports and provide to manager and enter for month-end reporting for assigned facilities
  • Demonstrate personal responsibility for professional development
  • Practice and adhere to the “Code of Conduct” philosophy and “Mission and Value Statement” the Supply Chain "Core Values"
  • Provides meal service
  • Uses computer application to verify, process, and update orders
  • Documenta nutrition services
  • Receives and stores food
  • Cleans and sanatizes
  • Must be able to provide and understand the specific communication needs of patients, families, and visitors as they pertain to diet and nutrition for and improving patient outcomes
  • Responsible for dishing area tasks according to standard practices and procedures, cleaning, delivering, setting up and other duties related to food services
Qualifications for nutrition assistant
  • Basic knowledge of local regulatory requirements for Foods
  • Extensive experience in sucessfully managing internal and external stakeholders
  • Results oriented self-starter, with the ability to thrive under pressure
  • Ability to work independently and interact with a diverse population
  • Ability to plan, implement, and market programs while handling multiple demands and set priorities
  • Ability to network with community partners and agencies and maintain a collaborative working relationship

Nutrition Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of nutrition assistant. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for nutrition assistant
  • Answers room service calls
  • Uses nutrition management software and computer systems to record patient orders
  • Speaks with patients to ensure that specific diet modifications and individual preferences are honored
  • Maintains general knowledge of therapeutic diets to ensure meal orders are process accurately
  • Interfaces with Nursing, RDs, and CNAs in special circumstances
  • Modifies diet to comply with diet orders
  • Provides excellence customer service
  • Work cooperatively within the department and with other departments to achieve the goals of the Food & Nutrition Services team
  • Work effectively with high call volumes in a fast-paced environment
  • Organizing and preparing food production needs for patients
Qualifications for nutrition assistant
  • Masters’s degree in family and consumer sciences, human sciences, nutrition, public health or closely related field
  • Experience with County Extension system and SNAP-Ed is helpful
  • Experience teaching nutrition and health content to both youth and adults
  • Hands-on experience with facilitating community or organizational change
  • A valid drivers license is required for travel
  • Appropriate nutrition practices for women, infants or children at low risk for a nutrition-related problem

Nutrition Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a nutrition assistant. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for nutrition assistant
  • Reviewing patient meal selections for compliance with therapeutic diets as ordered
  • Conduct the training and orienting of new staff (as needed)
  • Communicate information in an accurate and positive manner
  • Confers frequently with Manager of Nutrition Services and support staff
  • Maintains and demonstrates professional and technical competencies in everyday job performance
  • Participate in staff meetings, in-services and committees as appropriate
  • Navigate and extract pertinent information from patients Electronic Medical Record regarding meal services
  • Review menus for compliance with therapeutic diets, and ensuring that all foods meet standards of practices and guidelines
  • Ability to observe food/beverage intake and report to Clinical Dietitians and support staff (as necessary)
  • Perform cleaning and other daily tasks (as necessary)
Qualifications for nutrition assistant
  • Availability of community and governmental services and resources
  • Nutrition program eligibility requirements
  • Basic principles of health promotion, disease prevention and preventive health care
  • Required to work evenings and some weekends
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in preferably in Agriculture or related field
  • Knowledge of ingredients, nutrient classifications and their use in formulation and nutrition

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