St. Joseph Health Nutrition Service Aide I - Nutrition Services in Petaluma, California

We are looking for a Nutrition Service Aide I - NUHW (National Union Health Workers) for the Nutrition Services department at St Joseph Health!

Location: Petaluma Valley Hospital - Petaluma, CA

Schedule: *Per Diem - 32 hours biweekly

Shift: 8-hour, Day - Variable

*Per Diem positions fill in on an as-needed basis to cover vacations, sick time, high patient census, and leaves of absence. There is no guarantee of hours. In lieu of benefits, a 15% per hour differential is added to base pay rate.


Prepares food items for patient trays, cafeteria service or catering events. Cleans and sanitizes dishware, pots, and work areas. Operates kitchen equipment, works tray line, stocks supplies and other related tasks. Works under minimal supervision and acts as a resource to others in the department. Works in a professional, efficient manner to meet the needs of the patients and customers.


  • Practices safe food handling by following procedures: including checking and documenting temperatures, storing food correctly (rotate, cover, label and date), and avoiding cross contamination (hand washing, wearing gloves, and sanitizing items, counters and equipment between uses). Maintains the FIFO rule (first in, first out) to ensure proper rotation of food.

  • Uses established sanitation and cleaning procedures (including appropriate chemical use and protective equipment) for ware washing.

  • Maintains work areas and equipment and follows established cleaning schedules.

  • Prepares and handles foods in a way that maintains quality of taste and appearance.

  • Ability to garnish appropriately and make decisions ensuring the use of foods that meet or exceed quality standards.

  • Helps to maintain a safe working environment by following all safety procedures. Takes responsibility for reporting and helping to resolve unsafe conditions in the department.

  • Operates food service equipment according to manufacturer's guidelines and department procedures. Requests repairs or replacements as necessary.

  • Demonstrates basic understanding of normal and therapeutic nutrition by assembling trays accurately and neatly according to patient menu and diet guidelines.

  • Restocks work areas thoroughly and in a timely and efficient manner.

  • (SRMH Sotoyome Kitchen) Driving and transportation of food to Sotoyome Kitchen for patients at SRMH Sotoyome Hospital, ensuring that food arrives on time and quality of food is maintained during transportation. Responsible for visiting patients to obtain food preferences and assisting patients with food selection as needed.

  • (Cafeteria Staff) When working in the cafeteria, operates cash register and handles cash accurately, provides good customer service and markets products effectively by maintaining service area in a visually appealing manner.

  • (PVH) Responsible for visiting patients to obtain food preferences and assisting patients with menu selection as needed.


• Efficient, organized and has the ability to prioritize.

• Knowledge of food safety regulations and techniques.

• Ability to read and write English

Position Qualifications:

Education: High school education or equivalent preferred.

Experience: Previous 1 year food service experience within the past 3 years.

Hospital or healthcare facility experience is preferred.

Training: On the job training provided


• Driver’s License

• ServSafe or other food safety/sanitation certification is preferred.

The people of St. Joseph Health have worked for 53 years to improve health and quality of life in California's North Bay region, starting in Sonoma County, where the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange opened the doors of Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital in 1950. Today, we continue the mission begun by the Sisters and continued through the St. Joseph Health Ministry of extending the healing ministry of Jesus to those we serve through an integrated spectrum of primary, urgent, acute, outpatient, palliative care and regional referral services. Sonoma County entities aligned with St. Joseph Health include the 278-bed Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, the region's only Level II trauma center, as well as the 80-bed Petaluma Valley Hospital. Our services also encompass three Urgent Care centers, Hospice of Petaluma, Memorial Hospice and North County Hospice, the Annadel Medical Group, as well as the St. Joseph Home Care Network. We act as a regional referral hub for outlying hospitals, while also providing outpatient behavioral health care, education to promote health and prevent chronic disease, rehabilitation, oral health care, community benefit programs, and more, all fostering health and quality of life throughout the area.St. Joseph Health 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 Health 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: Sonoma County Entities