Nutritional Assistant (DT)

Location: Live Oak
Department: Live Oak Dietary/Food Service - Live Oak Food Service
Classification: Full-Time
Shift: 7:00 AM-7:00 PM
Date Posted: 10/8/2018
Description: As a team member of the dietary department, this position’s primary responsibility is to set up and serve meals at Live Oak Retirement Community.
Every effort has been made to make the job description as complete as possible.  However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is a logical assignment to the position.
Primary Functions:
Dining room set up for designated meals.  Rolls silverware, ensures coffee area is adequately stocked. Prepares beverages for meals served.
Serves residents designated meals.  Ensures resident needs are met during meals.  Refills drinks as necessary.  Serves coffee to residents.
Provides excellent customer service for the residents during meal service.  Allows adequate time for residents to finish meals. Clears table of dishes, sanitizes tables and chairs, ensures condiments on tables are stocked and clean. May assist in preparation of salad and dessert preparation. Works as a team player with the dietary department, adjusting duties to cover other assignments as necessary.
Resident Rights:
Follows resident rights relating to nutritional care.
Treats resident with dignity and self-respect. Ensures residents are served food according to ethnic, cultural, or religious customs. Allows residents to make choices about where, when and what to eat. Ensures resident is provided adequate fluids to maintain proper hydration and care. Ensures meals are served in a cheerful, relaxed, quiet, pleasant surrounding that is well lit, ventilated, adequately furnished, and has sufficient space for safety and comfort. Provides resident with adaptive eating devises to assist in maintaining independence in eating. Allows resident time to complete meals without feeling rushed. Serves food that has been prepared under sanitary conditions and served at the proper temperature. Provides resident texture of food at highest level tolerated. Serves attractive, well-seasoned food in portions acceptable. Offers substitutes of similar nutritive value when food served is refused. Have availability of seconds on food if desired and allowed. Serves meals and snacks within a reasonable time of scheduled meal services.

Observes all regulations regarding HIPAA and notify Director of Operations or Human Resource Director of any HIPAA violations.  Maintains the confidentiality of all resident care information.
Qualifications and Experience:
Must have at least two years of high school education.  Must be able to read and write.
Must have experience working in an industrial kitchen.  Prefer experience with preparation of salads and/or desserts in a commercial setting.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
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.

Work is performed in a kitchen setting, around industrial size kitchen equipment.  Lifts, carries, pushes, pulls lightweight equipment, materials, or supplies up to 15 pounds. Must be able to stand or walk during 90% of the 8-hour shift. Safety Precautions must be used when using equipment and when walking on slippery surfaces. Possess a genuine interest in geriatric care. Demonstrate respect and a willingness to work as a team to provide care to residents. May be scheduled to work holidays and weekends. Willingness to meet all job requirements, as well as any other duties or tasks assigned by the supervisor. Represent facility to community in a professional manner and in accordance with the mission of Live Oak. Be flexible in regards to hours; realizing the Resident Service Director’s responsibility may fall outside of regular working hours.

Willis-Knighton is an equal opportunity employer and thus, manages its employment and employee relations policies, practices and benefits without regard to age, race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, veteran, or other protected status where otherwise qualified.