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Patient Dining Aide

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St. Vincent's Medical Center


Bridgeport, CT

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Job Schedule: Part Time
Standard Hours: 38.5
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details: Works 12 hour shifts on a fluid schedule. Weekends and holidays a must. Works any combination of these shifts 615a-615p, 630a-630p, 715a-715p. Department needs dictate schedule.

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St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport has more than 3,200 employees. It includes a 473-bed community teaching hospital, a 76-bed inpatient psychiatric facility in Westport, a large multispecialty provider group, and special needs services for adults and children. St. Vincent’s is the first hospital in Fairfield County to be integrated into the Hartford HealthCare network, and is the system’s second-largest hospital.


Job Summary

Responsible for patient food service on assigned units including menu selections, tray assembly, tray delivery and pick up, stocking patients units where needed, and fulfills special requests in-between meal food delivery.   

  • Responsible for maintaining accurate and current information for each patient on their assigned unit. Conducts patient food service including menu selections, tray assembly, tray delivery and pick up, stocking units where needed, and fulfills special requests in-between meal food delivery.  
  • Takes patients menu selections prior to meal service while complying with dietary restrictions on special, modified diets to ensure optimal food preferences are met within guidelines of diet order limitations.
  • Offers alternatives to menu as allowed on prescribed diet in accordance with food allergies and sensitivities, cultural, ethnic and religious preferences, when patient inquires or needs additional selections.
  • Interacts with Nursing to ensure patients’ diet prescriptions are accurate, and patients’ food needs are met.
  • After trays are passed, completes rounding to check on patients and address any additional needs. Retrieves trays from patients once meal is done.
  • May assist dietitian with monitoring of patients who are NPO, on liquid diets or have a calorie count ordered.
  • Communicates any patient related problems/concerns to appropriate personnel, in a timely manner following departmental procedures.
  • Participates and attends departmental meetings and staff development programs, as appropriate.
  • Perform other related duties as required


  • Must be able to read and speak English
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  May need to exhibit ability to compute ratio, and percent.
  • Possesses necessary skills to effectively operate hospital’s admission, discharge and transfer (ADT) system and other computer-based systems, which manage patient-care records.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • High School Diploma or GED preferred
  • 2 years of customer service preferred


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