Nutrition Assistant

Nutrition Assistant

13 Jul 2020

Nutrition Assistant


Sheridan Memorial Hospital is a progressive, state-of-the-art facility nestled beneath the Big Horn Mountains in beautiful Northeast Wyoming. Founded over 100 years ago, Sheridan Memorial is licensed for 88 beds with over 60 physicians who provide primary medical care and specialty care in more than 15 areas. We are proud of our more than 600 employees who provide personalized, patient centered care in a healing environment. When people think of excellent healthcare, they think of Sheridan.


Under the direct supervision of the Nutritional Services Manager, the Nutritional Services Aide 2 performs a variety of patient food service and dish duties.


  • Assembles food trays for Room Service patients appropriate for general and therapeutic diets.

  • Prepares and delivers items as requested by nursing staff or patients.

  • Maintains Room Service tray line in a clean, neat and organized manner.

  • Prepares special diet foods as necessary.

  • Delivers food in carts to rooms and places appropriate trays at patient bedside while checking 2 patient identifiers.

  • Loads and oversees dishwashers.

  • Washes specified items by hand, i.e., pots, pans, knives.

  • Disposes of trash and garbage in appropriate manner and as needed.

  • Puts clean dishes and utensils away.

  • Mops floors as scheduled and as necessary.

  • Cleans walk-in refrigerators and storage areas.

  • Assists in preparing pudding & jello and nourishments.

  • Performs special cleaning duties as assigned by the Nutritional Services Manager.

  • Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.

  • Treats patients and families with respect and dignity.

  • Observes infection control & Food Safety practices at all times.

  • Participates in departmental performance improvement activities.

  • Via Telephone, take and respond to patient requests and orders for room service trays, knowledge of Room Service Computer Program.

  • Prepare and deliver p.m. nourishments to appropriate nurse stations.

  • Cleans soiled dishes, trays and loads dish racks and runs through dish machine.

  • Loads prewashed pots and pans into dish racks, runs through dish machine, unracks them to a sanitized area, put them away after air drying.

Disclaimer: The above description has been designed to indicate the general nature of work performed within this position.


Education / Experience / License and Certifications

  • Minimum age 16, High School graduate or equivalent preferred.

  • Previous experience in hospital food preparation, preferred.

  • Successful completion of ServSafe exam, preferred.

Sheridan Memorial Hospital is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here.

Specific demands not listed: Possible exposure to blood and or body fluids / infectious disease / hazardous waste requiring the use of Personal Protective Equipment. Exposure to odorous chemicals / specimens and Latex products.

Pre-employment drug and alcohol screening is required.

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