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Join AltaMed’s team of multicultural health care professionals in serving more than 150,000 families a year. Our integrated system emphasizes prevention and healthy living to reduce health care disparities in multi-ethnic communities and avoid unnecessary trips to the emergency room or other more costly forms of care.

AltaMed is the largest independent Federally Qualified Community Health Center in the U.S., with more than 930,000 annual patient visits. Our culturally competent physicians and health care professionals provide integrated primary care services, senior care programs, and health and human services at 43 accredited sites in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Established in 1970, AltaMed is proud to be a national model for the delivery of quality, patient centered care to underserved communities. We currently have an excellent opportunity for the following:

Food Preparation Coordinator – Bilingual English / Spanish

El Monte – 91731

Full Time – Regular, Position Req. #268

This position is responsible for all aspects of nursing care and the supervision of clinical support and nursing staff. The Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day staff activities. Will interact, coordinate, and facilitate activities with all disciplines, departments, and appropriate regulatory agencies.


  • Assists in the coordination of all food services including breakfast and lunch preparations, home meals, center snacks, and special events.
  • Take breakfast and lunch temperatures when food arrives and when food is served as needed.
  • Assist in the preparation of the meal delivery ticket form.
  • Assist with the dining room set-up, serving of meals and cleaning as needed.
  • Prepare and update special diet lists and present trays as instructed; will use discretion to protect patient privacy as much as possible.
  • Assists with the coordination of all food preparation for day care center participants and delivery of meals to home bound participants.
  • Monitor and record daily refrigeration temperatures and label food as needed.
  • Receive and serve catered lunches.
  • Supervise special diet requirements, e.g., pureed, chopped, low salt, etc. and assures that individual nutrition plans are followed.
  • Assist with the order all foods for breakfast, snacks, and lunches from caterer and other suppliers.
  • Assist with the order and maintenance of stock of supplemental oral feedings and snack/emergency food supplies.
  • Help maintain records of meals served, participant lists, nutrition records, and other required reporting.
  • Perform related duties as assigned

Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of sterile techniques with all tasks.
  • Ability to operate a computer and complete data entry as it relates to documentation of kitchen services and other internal procedures.
  • Knowledge of Title XXII regulations.
  • Knowledge of HIPAA laws and privacy rules.


  • Food Handler Certificate required. ServSafe Certification preferred.
  • CPR/First Aid training required.
  • High School diploma preferred.
  • A minimum of one year experience working as a Food Preparation Aide required; experience working with the elderly population and their families preferably in a community agency or health care setting preferred.
  • Bilingual: English/Spanish/Mandarin/Cantonese depending on location preferred..

AltaMed offers extensive opportunities for professional development, as well as competitive salaries and excellent benefits. Our team members enjoy medical, dental and vision plans, retirement plan with matching employer contributions, tuition reimbursement, continuing education programs, and much more.  We invite you to join us in making a difference in our communities and in the lives of others.

For immediate consideration, please apply online at AltaMed.org.

AltaMed is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing, and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, age, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.

View a full list of open positions and apply online at AltaMed.org.

AltaMed is accredited by The Joint Commission. EOE M/F/D/V

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