Healthcare facility seeks entry level DIETARY AIDES for food service position
Woodhaven Care Center is a comprehensive skilled nursing facility dedicated to providing high-quality whole-patient care. Through its comprehensive onsite services including cardiac, orthopedic, wound and memory support, Woodhaven has come to revolutionize senior care in Allegheny County, helping its clients maximize their health, well-being and overall quality of life during these critical elder years.
This fast-growing center seeks a Dietary Aide to join its fast-paced dietary services unit. The Dietary Aide will assist in food and tray preparation, help with service and perform a number of kitchen/dining room tasks, as assigned.
Day-to-day responsibilities include:
Assisting in food/tray preparation, as directed
Serving food to residents based on specific menus
Checking tray lines to ensure proper labels, menu cards and operating cold food stations are in tact
Serving food in the dining room
Performing dish washing procedures on all meal trays, pots/pans, food service utensils and kitchen equipment
Preparing the dining room for meals
Preparing nourishments and positioning them in front of the nourishing station
Checking food requisition levels in each nursing unit, and replenishing them, as needed
Answering the unit telephone and directing calls, as needed
Assisting with food-related events and special functions, in the center and in the community
Filling in for the cook's assistant on an as needed basis
Additional responsibilities, as assigned
Previous food service experience is required for this role. Additionally, candidates must display a strong working knowledge of portion and cost control, nutrition, sanitation and food production, and should be able to apply math, units of measurement and existing knowledge of recipes, preparation, purchasing and safe storage to the day-to-day tasks associated. A high school diploma or equivalent and some training/management experience are preferred. Candidate must be able to provide driver's license or personal identification card at time of interview and must be able to pass a criminal background check and drug screen.