Job: Catering Associate - PRN - Afternoons

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Job Description

Northwest Medical Center is a 300-bed hospital offering a full range of healthcare services including emergency services, accredited chest pain and heart failure programs, neurology and neurosurgery, outpatient imaging, a nationally accredited surgical weight loss program, total joint program, spine program and stroke center (recognized with Gold Seal designations by The Joint Commission), robotic surgery, GI lab, a free-standing women’s center, inpatient rehabilitation facility, wound care center, five urgent care facilities, and three ambulatory surgery centers. NMC also has several affiliated physician practices including Northwest Allied Physicians offering primary care and a wide range of specialists, Desert Cardiology of Tucson, Heart Center of Southern Arizona and Northwest Heart & Vascular. NMC is accredited by The Joint Commission and is an equal opportunity employer: race, gender, disability and Veteran status, and VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested.


Responsible forpatient meal service on assigned units, e.g., menu selections, tray assembly,tray delivery and pick up, special requests and needs, in-between meal fooddelivery.  Communicates and addressespatient food issues/concerns and needs to Food & Nutrition Services.Interacts with Nursing in regards to patient nutrition needs or requirements aswell as unit food service needs.  AssistsDietitian with monitoring duration of diet orders (i.e., NPO, and clear liquiddiets). Reacts accurately and effectively to all changes to ensure efficienttiming of services, accuracy of physician’s ordered modified diets.  Is familiar with dietary restrictions onspecial, modified diets to ensure optimal food preferences are met withinguidelines of diet order limitations. Responsible for quality service reflectedin internal or external patient satisfaction survey results on assigned units.



High School or GEDpreferred.  


Knowledge of foodand nutrition, familiarity with medical terms related to nutrition.  Customer service experience.

Experience in ahealthcare environment preferred.


Strong verbalcommunication, reading, and writing ability. Ability to follow written and oral instructions, follow establishedprocedures, and complete simple computations. Provide good customer service to patients, nursing staff, andco-workers.  Ability to individuallymanage timelines.


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