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Nutrition Service Aide (SMCSR UHW), Per Diem

Job ID R-25561 Date Posted 01/27/2023 Location Santa Rosa, California Schedule/Shift/Weekly Hours Per Diem/Casual/Days


SSRRH-Sutter Santa Rosa Reg Hospital

Position Overview:

Under immediate supervision, Nutrition Services Aides perform work routine work involved in food preparation, food service, food delivery, sanitation, product inventory/ordering, cafeteria and catering services, answering telephones, and preparing late trays.

Job Description:

These Principal Accountabilities, Requirements and Qualifications are not exhaustive, but are merely the most descriptive of the current job. Management reserves the right to revise the job description or require that other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job change (for example, emergencies, staff changes, workload, or technical development).


Measures, mixes, peels, slices, grinds, blends, and assembles food in preparation for cooking or serving, according to established recipes, using appropriate equipment.

Sweeps, mops, washes, scrubs, polishes, and disinfects, using the appropriate cleaning materials and equipment on floors, walls, sinks, windows, counters, and all parts of equipment and shelving, in order to maintain a clean, sanitary, and orderly environment in the department; washes patient dishes, pots, and pans; empties trash.

Prepares food for catered events. Sets up catered events, delivers food, serves, and cleans up as needed.

Sets up and serves food on the patient tray line, according to menus and production guides; delivers and retrieves tray carriers to/from nursing units.

Sets up and serves food in the cafeteria; operates cash register and makes change; restocks supplies as needed.

Orders, receives, stores, issues, and delivers necessary food, supplies, and equipment.

Answers the telephone, takes messages, and processes phone orders and computer orders relating patient meal service, in the absence of diet clerk. Maintains an orderly desk.

Delivers trays to patients using two patient identifiers.


Equivalent experience will be accepted in lieu of the required degree or diploma.

HS Diploma or equivalent education/experience

Other: Completion of courses in dietetics and/or food preparation is highly desired.


Six months experience in a food service environment desired.


This position should have basic knowledge of the use and care of simple kitchen utensils and equipment and some knowledge of the principles and practices of safety, sanitation, and personal hygiene as it relates to food preparation and services.

The ability to speak, read, and write English is also required.

Nutrition Services Aides must be able to perform simple arithmetic calculations; operate kitchen and cleaning equipment; follow oral and written instructions; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, patients, supervisors, and other staff.

NSAs must be able to learn the following: basic diet modifications related to food preparation and service, and the operation of a cash register.

Pay Range: $21.80-$27.10

The salary range for this role may vary above or below the posted range as determined by location. This range has not been adjusted for any specific geographic differential applicable by area where the position may be filled. Compensation takes into account several factors including but not limited to a candidate’s experience, education, skills, licensure and certifications, department equity, training and organizational needs. Base pay is just one piece of the total rewards program offered by Sutter Health. Eligible roles also qualify for a comprehensive benefits package.

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Per Diem/Casual

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Rotating Weekends





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Per Diem/Casual

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Sutter Health Affiliates are equal opportunity employers EOE/M/F/Disability/Veterans.

Qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for employment. Applicants for specific positions are still required to disclose certain convictions during the application process, and those convictions may also be considered in determining eligibility for employment in accordance with applicable law.

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