- Associate's Degree
- High School Diploma or GED
- Computer Literacy
- Customer Service
- Medical Terminology
- Phone Etiquette
The Nutrition Care Assistant performs a variety of duties related to receiving and processing special diet orders, to include modifying patient menus to multiple diet restrictions and preferences. Responsible for identifying appropriate menu choices for all age groups, fluid restrictions, diet restrictions, food and beverage consistencies.
Minimum Education and Experience:
High School Diploma or GED
Associates degree in Dietetics or Nutritional Science
One (1) year experience in a hospitality, retail, customer service or healthcare service field; OR six (6) months nursing assistant experience; OR six (6) months food service experience within a healthcare setting. Associates degree in Dietetics or Nutritional Science may be accepted in lieu of experience requirement.
Previous hospital experience with diet modifications (i.e., low salt, low fat, no concentrated sweets)
Basic computer literacy
Word, Excel, Powerpoint.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities:
Able to calculate fluid restrictions, carbohydrate counting, and other diet modifications.
Possess excellent interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with nursing, unit clerks.
Able to be trained in basic medical terminology, phone etiquette, conflict resolution, and inventory ordering procedures for nutrition supplements.
Food Safety Training, HACCP training
Medical Terminology knowledge
Must be proficient in reading, writing, and speaking English.