Patient Dining Assistant - Food Service, Registry

  • Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 13, 2021
Full time Banquet Staff

Job Description



Provides meal assistance, including meal selection, service and retrieval, to patients on a daily basis based on physician's diet orders. Accurately serves food and beverages to patients in accordance with the patient's diet prescription. Verbally communicates patient concerns with the clinical dietitian i.e. education needs, inadequate meal consumption. Calculates patient calorie counts when ordered by physician.



Consistently demonstrates support of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab statement of Mission and Philosophy by striving for excellence, contributing to the team efforts and showing respect and compassion for patients and their families, fellow employees, and all others with whom there is contact at or in the interest of the institute.



Demonstrates Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Core Attributes: Communication, Accountability, Flexibility/Adaptability, Judgment/Problem Solving, Customer Service and Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Values (Hope, Compassion, Discovery, Collaboration, & Commitment to Excellence) while fulfilling job duties.



Consistently demonstrates support of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab statement of Mission and Philosophy by striving for excellence, contributing to the team efforts and showing respect and compassion for patients and their families, fellow employees, and all others with whom there is contact at or in the interest of the institute.

Demonstrates Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Core Attributes: Communication, Accountability, Flexibility/Adaptability, Judgment/Problem Solving, Customer Service and Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Values (Hope, Compassion, Discovery, Collaboration, & Commitment to Excellence) while fulfilling job duties.



Reporting Relationships

This position reports to the Patient Services Supervisor



Working Conditions



  1. Kitchen, Office, and patient floor/room environment with occasional exposure to high noise levels and hazards due to slippery floors, hot environment in food productions areas.
  2. Occasional (

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Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Job Requirements:

Principle Responsibilities



  1. Assists patients with making appropriate daily menu selections.
  2. Prepares, assembles and delivers patient meal trays and snacks in accordance to physician diet orders.
  3. Calculates modified diets/fluid restrictions, calories, etc. for meals only.
  4. Stocks the pantries on the nursing units with patient food.
  5. Performs assorted kitchen duties including sanitation, set-up and completing temperature logs.
  6. Utilizes computer to generate patient diet orders and process snacks and tube feedings.
  7. Utilizes Cerner to clarify diet orders.
  8. Collaborates with dietitians to address patient nutrition concerns.


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