Dietitian Aide
Company: Natividad
Location: Salinas, CA


At Natividad, our dedication to the people of Monterey County is at the heart of everything we do—from the health care services we provide to the specialized programs we promote. This commitment to our community spans more than 130 years and, more importantly, has touched countless lives. It has also earned us a Joint Commission ranking in the top percentile of hospitals nationwide. If you believe in inspiring healthy lives by focusing on community-based care, consider joining Natividad today.

Natividad is currently seeking to fill several permanent, full-time positions for Dietitian Aide. Under general supervision, the Dietitian Aide assists Registered Dietitians with the planning and preparation of patient diets at Natividad Hospital; maintains accurate daily records of patient diets; and performs other related duties as assigned.

Example of Duties:

  • Applies instruction prescribing the more routine diets
  • Maintains up-to-date dietary records on a continual basis throughout the day
  • Receives and fills orders for special nourishment items
  • Receives orders for changes in diets and records change(s) on patient diet cards
  • Keeps records of the number and type of patient diets to be served each day and apprises Cooks
  • Assists with menu planning when requested
  • Assembles diet cards for all patients before each meal service, checking patient meal selections to ensure conformance with diet orders and Dietitian requests, advises appropriate parties of discrepancies; delivers diet cards to patient tray-assembly line
  • Serves on patient tray-assembly lines and inspects prepared food trays for compliance with special diet orders, cleanliness and visual appeal
  • Instructs kitchen personnel in the operation of patient tray assembly lines when directed
  • Performs the duties of a Food Service Worker as may be required

The ideal candidate will have:
Thorough knowledge of:

  • Institutional kitchen practices
  • Basic principles of dietetics

Skill and ability to:

  • Interpret and apply routine diet prescriptions
  • Keep accurate and precise records
  • Follow oral and written instructions
  • Maintain cooperative, effective working relationships with coworkers, patients and patient family members, and all others contacted through the course of work
  • Respond in a positive manner to supervision and direction; attend work and perform duties on a regular, reliable and consistent basis

Experience:  Two years of experience in an institutional/hospital/healthcare kitchen, including some experience in planning and preparing special diets.

For application materials, contact Natividad, HR, 1441 Constitution Blvd, Bldg 300, Salinas, CA 93906; call us at (831) 783-2700; or apply online at Like us on Facebook:  EOE/M/F/H/V