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UnityPoint Health Nutrition Aide II in Muscatine, Iowa

Looking for a dependable, positive team player with a good work history, customer service focus and food service experience and a willingness to learn for our Full Time 32 hours a week Nutrition Aide II position. Hours are 11:00am-7:30pm, inculding rotating weekends and holidays.

Assembles and delivers patient trays, nourishments, and tube feedings to nursing units; performs a variety of duties in preparation for tray times. Makes cold items for tray line, using recipes. Work with other team members to assemble and deliver patient trays – on tray line and between meals. Assists in washing dishes, pans, equipment, and carts. Performs janitorial functions when needed.

Shift differential (Any hours worked from 6:00 PM to 6:00 AM you receive 12% more per hour; $1/hr. for all weekend hours worked)

Full Time Benefits (Health, Dental, Vision)

401K Retirement Plans


Tuition Reimbursment

Assists in all areas of department as needed – cafeteria, salads, tray line, patient service, pots/pans, dish room, and general department cleaning.

Dish Room:

  • Separates trash from reusable items. Separates china, glassware, silverware into proper racks. Loads dish machine per procedure. Checks dishes at clean end for cleanliness. Records temperature on temperature tag dish machine at end of meal service, using microsprayer.

  • Maintains chemical and temperature of dish machine.

Tray Line:

  • Works as part of team with other tray workers on assembly line in kitchen.

  • Organizes work to be ready for prompt start of patient tray line; maintains pre-established tray line pace.

  • Assembles prepared foods for all trays – regular and modified.

  • Help mat tray and unwrap silverware.

  • Reads color-coded menus to place appropriate condiments, hot and cold foods and beverages on patient trays, according to menu marking and diet restrictions

  • Makes decisions in regards to customers which satisfy the customer, yet are within hospital philosophy.

  • Organizes, prepares, and delivers nourishment and tube feedings for patients, according to standard procedure and diet requirements.

  • Makes the decision to pull a food items from service when it is no longer appealing, or when temperature is not within safe food temperature standards.

  • Assembles and delivers late trays to patients in accordance to late tray instruction book and/or menu. Gathers together cold foods for patient tray line, nourishment, and tube feeding preparation.


  • Stocks self-serve food and beverages

  • Stocks silverware, paper goods

  • Cleans tables and other areas as needed

  • Serves food

  • Runs cash register


  • Harvests left over foods after checking with cooks and leads.

  • Dots and dates all items according to procedure.

  • Requisitions supplies for work area; maintains adequate supply; restocks stations on serving line after each meal. Returns food and supplies to appropriate work place after tray line.

  • Cleans and sanitizes work areas – tables, cabinets, carts, steam tables in patient food service area; washes and sanitizes utensils after each meal

  • Delivers and retrieves patient food carts from nursing units to work stations in dish room at cart clean-up time.

  • Communicates promptly with Leads, dietitians, and Director regarding food service problems/customer complaints.

  • Demonstrates positive communication skills when dealing with nursing regarding patient needs.

  • On-the-job training provided.

  • Previous experience in institutional food service with modified diets desirable.

  • Ability to understand oral and written instructions. Must speak, read, and understand English to work tray line.

Requisition ID: 2020-72759

Street: 1518 Mulberry Ave

Name: 6110 UnityPoint Health Muscatine Trinity

Name: Nutritional Services

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): .9

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: Nutrition Aide, full time .90 (36 hours a week) 6:00 am - 7:00 pm

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