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Providence Health & Services Personal Nutrition Attendant in Tarzana, California


Providence is calling a Personal Nutrition Attendant (Per Diem/Day Shift) to Providence Tarzana Medical Center in Tarzana, CA.

This opening will utilize the Modern Hire Video Prescreen Tool. If invited to this prescreen, candidates who complete this process will be given preference for interview consideration (Please note: Completing this process does not guarantee that you will be selected for an in-person interview).

We are seeking a Personal Nutrition Attendant who will be reporting to the Food Production Manager and perform diversified duties in kitchen, tray line, and room service following standard practices and complying with regulatory requirements.

In this position you will:


  • Promote patient, physician, customer and employee satisfaction by personal example, treating all contacts with respect

  • Support and participate in activities that foster customer service

  • Communicate and follow the organizational chain of command for notification of patient care/service issues, when appropriate


  • Maintain required applicable licensure, certification and education

  • Attend and successfully complete general and department orientation, in-service programs and the annual key competencies and mandatory update requirements

  • Participate actively in department staff meetings

  • Demonstrate effective verbal and written communications

  • Communicate effectively in a clear, concise, understandable manner. Applicable for the populations: Pediatric, Adult, and Geriatric

  • Provide individualized care as required, taking into consideration specific needs of the adult, geriatric, and pediatric patients

  • Examine diet records received and record information in diet office records

  • Consult with patient, dietitian, and dietary personnel as needed concerning patient diets

  • Compile dietetic information for use by kitchen personnel in food preparation

  • Prepare individual diet slips for meal trays and tally portions and kinds of food for each type of diet; processes new diets and changes

  • Record percentage of food consumed by patients on calorie counts

  • Stock floor refrigerators in patient care areas according to established stocking guidelines

  • Interact with patients on a continuous basis ensuring patient satisfaction with food quality/appearance, taste, and temperature

  • Checks trays on tray line for accuracy, temperature, and appearance.

  • Deliver trays to the patient floors after the diet clerk or diet technician has checked the trays for accuracy according to the patient diet order

  • Participates on tray line as needed

  • Label, date, and cover all food items. Rotate foods using first-in first-out rule

  • Use time wisely during assigned shift through careful coordination of daily tasks; reduce interruptions in order to complete priority tasks

  • Participate in flexing work schedules to ensure effective and efficient use of staff while maintaining quality of work

  • Maintain department records, reports, and files as required

  • Demonstrate willingness & ability to float to areas within their scope of practice as necessary


Required qualifications for this position include :

  • Education to meet certification, license or registration

  • Current LA City Fire Card within 30 days of hire

  • Excellent Customer Service Skills

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • One (1) year of institutional experience

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Tarzana Medical Center is a 245-bed not-for-profit medical center that serves the San Fernando Valley, offering high quality specialty services, including: heart and vascular care, orthopedics, oncology and senior services. Recognizing the special health care needs of women and children, our Women’s Pavilion & Resource Center provides women’s health and maternity care in once central location. The hospital specializes in pediatrics and has one of the largest neonatal intensive care units in the San Fernando Valley. Providence Tarzana has a reputation for clinical excellence and sophisticated technology with a personal touch. Providence Health & Services cares about the people and the lives that we touch each and every day. We are continually driven by the caring tradition of our heritage – the foundation of our Mission and core-values – to embrace respect, compassion, justice, excellence and stewardship. With a rich past reaching back more than 65 years in Southern California, and 150 years in total, Providence Health & Services today celebrates unprecedented growth, recognition for top quality health care, a vibrant employee culture where new ideas are encouraged and a drive to help the underprivileged - all with an eye toward the future.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Day

Job Category: Diet/Nutrition Aide

Location: California-Tarzana

Req ID: 251733