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Virginia Mason Franciscan Health Nutrition Assistant II in Gig Harbor, Washington


In 2020, united in a fierce commitment to deliver the highest quality care and exceptional patient experience, Virginia Mason and CHI Franciscan Health came together as natural partners to build a new health system centered around the patient: Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. Our combined system builds upon the scale and expertise of our nearly 300 sites of care, including 11 hospitals and nearly 5,000 physicians and providers. Together, we are empowered to make an even greater impact on the health and well-being of our communities.

CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason are now united to build the future of patient-centered care across the Pacific Northwest. That means a seamlessly connected system offering quality care close to home. From basic health needs to the most complex, highly specialized care, our patients can count on us to meet their needs with convenient access to the region’s most prestigious experts and innovative treatments and technologies.

While you’re busy impacting the healthcare industry, we’ll take care of you with benefits that may include health/dental/vision, FSA, matching retirement plans, paid vacation, adoption assistance, annual bonus eligibility, and more!


Job Summary:

This job is responsible for participating and supporting all aspects of healthcare food service operations. Works with facility staff to provide optimal nutritional care and demonstrates excellent customer service to patients, guests and staff. Follows the diet manual handbook and diet spreadsheets to ensure therapeutic meal compliance with prescribed diet order.

Essential Duties:

  • Prepares and serves food within guidelines of menu and dietary requirements using required kitchen utensils and equipment. Maintains knowledge of recipe ingredients to respond to food allergy questions or requests.

  • Follows healthcare food service industry standards, regulations, guidelines and procedures including monitoring and maintaining food temperatures during cooking, holding, and storage processes; avoids cross contamination of foods and adheres to persona hygiene requirements; maintains proper labeling of food products and ensures storage of food equipment, and machinery per regulations and facility guidelines.

  • Follows organizational standards and guidelines for a high quality patient and customer experience; ensures proper meal portioning and an aesthetically pleasing presentation; provides service recovery efforts and escalates to leadership as needed.

May be responsible for one or more of the following: Following therapeutic diet modifications and guidelines including allergy restrictions for all patient meal trays, nourishment, snacks and supplements. ● Printing, providing and following production tool and/or electronic meal tallies/differentials for food preparation. ● Explaining basic therapeutic diet orders and menus and responding to questions from patients and family members. Escalating additional patient nutrition questions or needs to appropriate clinical support team members. ● Collecting patient food preferences and ensuring compliance with prescribed diet orders. Distributing food preferences to the kitchen for menu planning in a timely manner. ● Operating electronic diet office software and tools following established procedures and protocols. ● Navigating electronic health records to access patient diet orders and nutritional reports. ● Supports/performs all department tasks as needed, including general cleaning of equipment and work areas (e.g., cleaning the tray line, equipment, coolers, office area, and emptying trash cans, etc.)

Performs related duties as required.


Education/Work Experience Requirements:

High school diploma/GED or equivalent combination of education and experience, and two (2) years food service experience.


  • Current (within the past 12 months) ServSafe® Allergen and Food Service Handler Certifications. If not currently certified, certification to be obtained within 30 days of hire.

  • Washington State Food Worker Card within 14 days of hire.

Pay Range

$18.83 - $26.60 /hour

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.