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St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health Diet Aide - Nutrition Services in Eureka, California

We are looking for a Diet Aide for the Nutrition Services Department at St. Joseph Hospital Eureka. Apply Today! Applicants that meet qualifications will receive a text with some additional questions from our Modern Hire system.

Location: Eureka, CA

Work Schedule: Relief

Shift: 8-hour, Evenings

Job Summary:

Under the direction of a Registered Dietician and the Manager of Nutrition Services, the Diet Aide participates in nutritional care and treatment of patients by performing a variety of clerical tasks related to patient care. The Diet Aide is also responsible for maintaining interdepartmental and intradepartmental relationships and communications related to clinical nutrition services. Performs food preparation duties as assigned. Delivers quality nutritional care in accordance with the specific needs of infants, children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients. Interacts with patients and their families in an age-appropriate manner.

Staff members who treat patients of a specific age group must be aware of the TJC requirements specific to that population. The specific information and skills related to the position presented in this job description will be related to the following age group populations: infant, child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric.

Essential Functions:

  • Demonstrates competency in age specific skills related to patients and their families, including infant, child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric age groups.

  • Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of diets. Accurately writes or corrects menus. Checks trayline (if applicable). Verifies all food requests are appropriate for prescribed diet. Serves food appropriate to age of the patient.

  • Tallies food items on the production chart accurately and clearly, thus minimizing waste or underproduction

  • Adheres to department infection control and food safety policies. Wears gloves, proper hair covering, and uniforms. Maintains impeccable personal hygiene.

  • The telephone is answered in 2-3 rings with the proper greeting: “Nutrition Services, this is __. How may I help you?” Accurate messages are taken and give to the appropriate person.

  • Works cooperatively with others. Assists others, when possible. Treats co-workers with respect and dignity.


  • Resource Utilization: Ensures that appropriate supplies and equipment are available, accounted for, and used in a cost-effective manner.

  • Safety: Helps to provide a clean, comfortable environment for customers and others by taking appropriate safety precautions and responds to urgent safety situations effectively.

  • Productivity:

  • Organizes, prioritizes and completes activities in an efficient manner.

  • Demonstrates initiative in assisting others and performing other duties based on skill level and training orientation.

  • Quality Improvement Program: Participates in department problem solving, suggests improvements, and facilitates change.


  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to speak effectively with customers and employees.

Preferred Position Qualifications:

Education: H.S. Diploma or GED


  • Food production experience.

  • Computer experience.

National Geographic Traveler calls Humboldt County one of the world's top ten great places while the USDA declares this area to be "America's Most Scenic Rural County."

It's also home for St. Joseph Hospital, located in Eureka and serving the community since 1920. We're a full-service, state-of-the-art facility with 145 licensed beds including a 15-bed Acute Rehab Unit.

Redwood Memorial Hospital is located in the Eel River Valley in the southern part of Humboldt County. Redwood Memorial Hospital fosters a healing and welcoming environment by taking a holistic, patient-centered approach to medicine.

To learn more about our facilities and all Humboldt County has to offer, please visit:

St. Joseph Hospital provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, St. Joseph Hospital complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Positions specified as "on call/per diem" refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as "as needed basis" to fill in for staff vacancies.

Company: Humboldt County Entities

Category: Diet/ Nutrition Aide

Req ID: R334850