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Penn State Health Patient Dining Associate - Main Kitchen in Hershey, Pennsylvania

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Hershey

Work Type: Full Time andPart Time

FTE: 1.0 & 0.5

Shift: Varied

Hours: Varied


Responsible for electronically receiving, reviewing and processing patient diet orders, menus and diet requests for patients on assigned units. Correct menus to match diet orders and process diet requests with patients. Assist patients with meal selections at bed-side reviewing/correcting choices and passing diet information along to patients per prescribed diet. Responsible for the delivery and pick-up of patient trays, special requests, and needs in-between food delivery. Serve as a liaison between Nursing, Food Services, and the patient.


High school diploma or GED required.

6 months of hospitality and/or diet related experience required.

Must score a passing grade on the standardized Customer Service Perspective test.


Ability to read and interpret documents required.

Ability to understand basic hospital clinical abbreviations required.

Ability to calculate basic math formulas required.

Basic computer skills required.


Experience understanding and dealing with therapeutic diets in a hospital setting preferred.

UNION: Non Bargained (Part time), Teamsters (Full Time)

If chosen for this position, you may be required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report. This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

Penn State Health is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please call 717-531-8440 between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday – Friday, email or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF for more detailed steps for assistance.