Dietary Aide

DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:

The Dietary Aide performs designated work and cleaning routines for the Dietary Department.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs defined work routines, using various dietary utensils, supplies and equipment as assigned by the Dietary Manager.
  • Provides assistance to the cook in the preparation and service of meals.
  • Meets scheduled meal and snack times.
  • Follows all cleaning schedules and performs cleaning duties as scheduled.
  • Assists in loading food carts and serving meals.
  • Setting up the dining room and helping serve patients.
  • Assists in receiving and storing food supplies.
  • Attends departmental and in-service educational programs.
  • Follows defined safety codes while performing all duties.
  • Adheres to all appropriate sanitation and safety guidelines.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Education/Licensure:

  • One (1) year dietary aide experience required.
  • Prior experience in healthcare food service required.
  • Valid Nevada Food Handler Certification.
  • Valid Serve Safe Certification preferred.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Demonstrates sound leadership skills
  • Knowledgeable on state and local code requirements for food service establishments.
  • Ability to prepare food combinations that add interest, contrast, and variety to a menu.
  • Knowledge of appropriate safe food-handling techniques.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to read, understand and follow recipe directions, diet orders, and work assignments.
  • Flexibility and willingness to adapt to change
  • Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Maintains confidentiality of patients at all times.
  • Sensitivity and willingness to interact with persons of various social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of cooking equipment
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines.