Nutrition Services Aide

Job Description

Summary: Prepares and delivers food trays to hospital patients by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Understands and uses the communication system in the department. Reads production orders on color coded menu cards on trays to determine items to place on tray. Places items such as eating utensils, napkins, and condiments on trays. Prepares food items such as sandwiches, salads, soups, and beverages. Places servings in blender to make foods for soft or liquid or pureed diets. Apportions and places food servings on plates and trays according to diet list on menu card. Understands portion control and uses appropriate scoop/spoodle to achieve goal. Examines filled tray for completeness and places on cart, dumbwaiter, or conveyor belt. Pushes carts to halls or ward kitchen. Serves trays to patients. Collects and stacks dirty dishes on cart and returns cart to kitchen. Washes dishes and cleans work area, tables, cabinets and ovens. Collects and places garbage and trash in designated containers. Records amount and types of special food items serviced to patients. Will prepare by washing and /or peeling vegetable as menu demands.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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. Must be in good physical and mental health, able to read, write and understand English.  Must be able to lift at least 40 pounds, plan own work schedule for the day, based on menu and meet meal schedules.  Able to work with, supervise and secure cooperation of fellow dietary employees in order to implement meal.  Must be able to work with geriatric residents, understand special needs and know special diet orders. 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:   High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  

Contact Information

Stacy Torgerson

Employment Specialist
10 Kruger Road / PO Box 768
Plains, MT 59859

Phone: (406) 826-4982
Fax: (406) 826-4992

Date Posted:
Clark Fork Valley Hospital
Plains, Montana
Education Level:
High School
Required Travel:
Dietary / Nutrition
Relevant Experience:
Less than 1 Year
Relocation Covered: