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Nutrition Assistant I

CHI Saint Joseph Health System Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky
Requisition ID 2022-264250 Employment Type Full Time Department Food Service Hours/Pay Period 80 Shift Varies Weekly Schedule 8-hour AM Remote No Category Nutrition and Food Services

Saint Joseph Hospital is a 433-bed facility located in Lexington Kentucky. Founded in 1877 a small group of Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Kentucky led by Sister Euphrasia Stafford began their health ministry. Their mission was to provide compassionate care to the poor and underserved – a tradition still carried out today. Saint Joseph Hospital primarily serves central and eastern Kentucky with a full range of services including distinguished awards for cardiology orthopedics and stroke care. CHI Saint Joseph Health supports 5000 active employees 8 hospitals specialty clinics and a Medical Group with more than 200 locations across Central and Eastern KY. CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health in 2019. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


Job Summary

Participates in and supports all aspects of healthcare food service operations. Works with facility staff to provide optimal nutritional care and demonstrates excellent customer service to patients, guests and staff.   

Job Responsibility 1

Follows healthcare food service industry standards, regulations, guidelines and procedures including monitoring and maintaining food temperatures during cooking, holding, and storage processes. Avoids cross contamination of foods and adheres to personal hygiene requirements. Maintains proper labeling of food products and ensures storage of food equipment, and machinery per regulations and facility guidelines. 

Job Responsibility 2

Prepares and serves food within guidelines of menu and dietary requirements using required kitchen utensils and equipment. Maintains knowledge of recipe ingredients to respond to food allergy questions or requests. 

Job Responsibility 3

Follows organizational standards and guidelines for a high quality patient and customer experience. Ensures proper meal portioning and an aesthetically pleasing presentation. 

Job Responsibility 4

May be responsible for one or more of the following: • Cashiering • Serving in the retail area • Assembling, delivering and retrieving patient trays • Performing cold food prep • Performing utility assignments (e.g., dish washing, washing pots & pans, maintaining equipment) • Performing catering functions and or delivering/picking up catered food • Supporting inventory maintenance duties • Supports / performs all department tasks as needed, including general cleaning of equipment and work areas (e.g., cleaning the tray line, equipment, coolers, office area, and emptying trash cans, etc.) 



No experience necessary. 


High School Diploma/GED or equivalent combination of education and experience. 


Current (within the past 12 months) ServSafe® Allergen and Food Handler Certifications. If not currently certified, certification to be obtained within 30 days of hire. 


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