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Nutrition Assistant

Req #:  108595
Facility:  Good Samaritan Hospital
Department:  Dietary/Food Service
City:  Downers Grove
Posting Budget Status:  Day/PM
Shift Type:  Registry
Posting FTE:  0

Over its nearly 40-year history, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital has evolved into a recognized national leader in health care. Good Samaritan Hospital has been named to the 100 Top Hospitals list six times and is the only health care organization in the state to earn the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, achieving the honor in 2010. Good Samaritan Hospital features DuPage County’s only Level I trauma center, a certified Level III neonatal intensive care unit and received the American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence. A range of services are offered at the hospital, including cardiology, oncology, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, general surgery, gastroenterology, stroke care, obstetrics and gynecology, and low-dose diagnostic imaging. Good Samaritan Hospital is part of Advocate Health Care.

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  • Good Samaritan Hospital – Downers Grove
  • Day/PM Shift
  • Registry       

Provides support to the Patient Services area by answering phone calls from patients, visitors, and associates and entering room service meal orders into the CBORD computer system. Processes patient diet orders and menus when appropriate.

Practices effective communication.
Performance of all department activities in accordance with the department's standards, policies and procedures as well as with Accrediting Organization and local Health Department Regulations.
Obtains patient Room Service selections according to the diet prescription.
Ensures that all patients receive the correct diet.
Provides late night meal service, when assigned.
Other clerical duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 6~12mths of relevant experience. Excellent customer service, human relations and phone skills
  • Ability to operate a computer, phone, and copy machine
  • May require sitting for approximately 70 percent ~ 80 percent of the shift.
  • May require the ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time
  • May require some light to medium lifting (up to 20 pounds)
  • Ability to alternate shifts, weekends and holidays.
  • Requires wearing a headset for the majority of shift
  • If position has direct patient care or direct patient contact the following lifting requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 06/01/2015. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case~by~case basis.

About Advocate Health Care


Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago