September 14, 2016
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Nutrition Assistant - Per Diem

University of California - San Francisco Medical Centers - San Francisco, CA

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Job Description

Job Title

Nutrition Assistant - Per Diem

Job ID


Job Code


Job Family

Patient Support Services



Weekly Hours

8 ; 20%

Appointment Type

Per Diem


Nutrition-IP Adult ML


Variable Variable

Full/Part Time


Union Information

This classification is represented by a union

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Our legacy of unsurpassed patient care and unceasing mission to integrate high-tech medical research with clinical operations has led to our prestigious standing as one of the top 10 hospitals in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report. As a premier health care institution dedicated to advancing health worldwide, UCSF Medical Center can also be the best place to advance and shape your career.

The medical center's employees are one of the most important reasons why we are recognized as one of the nation's best hospitals. To work at UCSF Medical Center is to be part of an institution that provides the highest caliber of care to patients; a nurturing, dynamic and team-oriented atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents.

Department Description

The Department of Nutrition & Food Services has two major divisions: nutrition services and food services. The Department provides professional nutrition services and food to patients in the hospitals and clinics at Parnassus and Mount Zion sites. It is also operates a retail cafeteria at Parnassus and provides a full range of catering services to the Medical Center, Mount Zion, Mission Bay, campus, and the surrounding community.

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the RD, the Nutrition Assistant provides nutrition care for patients according to established standards in the assigned area. Nutrition care involves assisting with menu planning to meet nutritional needs within the limits of the diet order.

The Nutrition Assistant is responsible for assisting patients with the menu selection process, monitoring tolerance to diet, coordinating the provision of nutrition care, and documenting care provided, under the day-to-day supervision of the Registered Dietitian and general supervision of the RD supervisor.

The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations is required.


Service Excellence

* Demonstrates service excellence by following the Everyday PRIDE Guide with the UCSF Medical Center standards and expectations for communication and behavior. These standards and expectations convey specific behavior associated with the Medical Center s values: Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence, and provide guidance on how we communicate with patients, visitors, faculty, staff, and students, virtually everyone, every day and with every encounter. These standards include, but are not limited to: personal appearance, acknowledging and greeting all patients and families, introductions using AIDET, managing up, service recovery, managing delays and expectations, phone standards, electronic communication, team work, cultural sensitivity and competency.

* Uses effective communication skills with patients and staff; demonstrates proper telephone techniques and etiquette; acts as an escort to any patient or family member needing directions; shows sensitivity to differences of culture; demonstrates a positive and supportive manner in which patients / families/ colleagues perceive interactions as positive and supportive. Exhibits team work skills to positively acknowledge and recognize other colleagues, and uses personal experiences to model and teach Living PRIDE standards.

* Exhibits tact and professionalism in difficult situations according to PRIDE Values and Practices

* Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to privacy, confidentiality, and security policies and procedures related to Protected Health Information (PHI) or other sensitive and personal information.

* Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to safety and infection control policies and procedures.

* Assumes accountability for improving quality metrics associated with department/unit and meeting organizational/departmental targets.

Work Environment

* Keeps working areas neat, orderly and clutter-free, including the hallways. Adheres to cleaning processes and puts things back where they belong. Removes and reports broken equipment and furniture.

* Picks up and disposes of any litter found throughout entire facility.

* Posts flyers and posters in designated areas only; does not post on walls, doors or windows.

* Knows where the Environment of Care Manual is kept in department; corrects or reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate departments.

* Protects the physical environment and equipment from damage and theft.

Required Qualifications

* AA or Bachelors degree in nutrition and dietetics

* Dietetic Technician, Registered credential with maintenance of continuing education needed to maintain DTR credential

* Academic & applied background in clinical nutrition

* Good written and verbal communication skills; to understand and be understood in English

* Ability to work productively with people who have both similar and different backgrounds

* Accurate in interpretation of data and in planning for nutrition care

* Organization skills and ability to accomplish assigned work within time constraints

* Ability to adapt to changes in work duties and hours and days of work, including work on weekends and holidays

* Experience with using computers for daily tasks and communication

* The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations is required

Preferred Qualifications

* Work experience including direct patient contact in a hospital, skilled nursing facility or other clinical setting


* DTR (Dietetic Technician, Registered)

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Further information about the University of California, San Francisco, is available at UCSF seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.


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