Patient Dining Associate (Part-Time) - Main Kitchen
Penn State Health
Location: Hershey, Pennsylvania
Hospitality, Facility, Environmental Support
Internal Number: 1515
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Work Type: PRN
Shift: Varied Hours: Varied
**NEW HIGHER PAY RATES**
Responsible for electronically receiving, reviewing and processing patient diet orders, menus and diet requests for patients on assigned units. Correct menus to match diet orders and process diet requests with patients. Assist patients with meal selections at bed-side reviewing/correcting choices and passing diet information along to patients per prescribed diet. Responsible for the delivery and pick-up of patient trays, special requests, and needs in-between food delivery. Serve as a liaison between Nursing, Food Services, and the patient.
High school diploma or GED required. 6 months of hospitality and/or diet related experience required. Must score a passing grade on the standardized Customer Service Perspective test.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
Ability to read and interpret documents required. Ability to understand basic hospital clinical abbreviations required. Ability to calculate basic math formulas required. Basic computer skills required.
Experience understanding and dealing with therapeutic diets in a hospital setting preferred.
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