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Nutrition Services Assistant

Location: Fort Myers, FL
Department: Lee Health
Categories: Service/Support
Type: HUB Req
Shift: 5:00 AM-11:00 PM
Schedule: Variable


Serves as the patient representative for Food & Nutritional Services by providing meal delivery, menu selection and nutritional care services. Compiles and maintains accurate records and information for use in preparing patient menus. Processes menus, nourishment and tube feeding needs. Maintains and updates patient preferences and special requests on the computer. Guides patients in appropriate menu selection. Transports food delivery carts to and from department to assigned nursing units. Collaborates with the clinical dietitian and nursing staff to identify those patients at nutritional risk and / or need for possible nutritional intervention.


This is a GENERAL POSTING that will allow Nutrition Service Assistant applicants to submit their application to variable hospitals.

Locations : Golisano Children's Hospital, Lee Memorial, Health Park, Gulf Coast & Cape Coral

Shifts: 7a - 3p, 3-11p.m. or 11p - 7a



Education: Minimum of a High school diploma or equivalent Experience: Experience preferred in general clinical nutrition, and / or long term care but not required. Training: On the job training is provided License: N/A Other: Working knowledge of principles of current clinical nutrition and patient care for all stages of the life cycle, ability to provide clear concise verbal and written instructions, good organizational skills, ability to work independently, completion of the clinical education program.

Job Specifications (Physical & Mental Requirements) External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled, must be able to perform the essential job specific functions (listed within each job specific responsibility) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by the organization on a case by case basis. If the requirement is not marked, then it is considered not applicable. General Requirements (has the ability to…) Sit - Frequently ( i.e. Weekly) Stand - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Walk - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Bend - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Kneel - Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) Crouch - Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) Twist - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Maintain Balance - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Reach - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Sensory Requirements (has ability for…) Far Vision - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Near Vision - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Color Vision - Frequently ( i.e. Weekly) Depth Perception - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Seeing Fine Details - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Hearing Norm Speech - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Hearing Overhead Pages - Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) Telephone use - Frequently ( i.e. Weekly) Mental & Emotional Requirements (ability to…) Cope with high level of stress - Frequently ( i.e. Weekly) Make decisions under high pressure - Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) Cope with anger/fear/hostility of others in a calm way - Frequently ( i.e. Weekly) Manage altercations - Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) Concentrate - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Handle a high degree of flexibility - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Handle multiple priorities in stressful situation - Frequently ( i.e. Weekly) Work alone - Frequently ( i.e. Weekly) Demonstrate high degree of patience - Frequently ( i.e. Weekly) Adapt to shift work - Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) Work in areas that are close and crowded - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Hand Manipulation (ability with…) Simple Grasping - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Firm Grasping - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Fine Manipulation - Frequently ( i.e. Weekly) Use of Keyboards - Frequently ( i.e. Weekly) Required Lifting (ability to lift…) Up to 10 lbs - Continually ( i.e. Daily) 11 to 24 lbs - Frequently ( i.e. Weekly) 25 to 34 lbs - Frequently ( i.e. Weekly) 35 to 50 lbs - Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) Pushing/Pulling (ability to push and pull…) Up to 10 lbs - Continually ( i.e. Daily) 11 to 24 lbs - Continually ( i.e. Daily) 25 to 34 lbs - Frequently ( i.e. Weekly) 35 to 50 lbs - Frequently ( i.e. Weekly) 51 to 75 lbs - Frequently ( i.e. Weekly) 76 to 100 lbs - Frequently ( i.e. Weekly) Over 100 lbs - Frequently ( i.e. Weekly) Environmental (may be exposed to…) Infectious Diseases - Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) Chemical Agents - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Dust, Fumes, Gases Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) Extremes in Temperature or Humidity - Frequently ( i.e. Weekly) Hazardous or Moving Equipment - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Loud Noises - Frequently ( i.e. Weekly) Others (note below) Accepts flexible schedule to meet unit needs Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) Work in chilled environment Continually ( i.e. Daily)