The Dietary Aide performs a variety of unskilled duties while assisting in all areas in the kitchen. He/she is under the general supervision of the Dietary Manager and /or the Kitchen Supervisor.
Must be able to speak and follow simple oral directions.
Must have reading and writing skills.
Must be able to cooperate and work well with fellow employees.
Must have some knowledge of modified diets.
Requires some knowledge of cooking.
May be required to have Food Handler's Certificate.
Willingness to perform simple, repetitive tasks.
Stands and walks short distances most of the working day.
Able to lift 50-60 lbs. as needed.
Reaches, lifts, carries, and stacks dishes, glassware, and/or pots and pans as needed.
Able to handle kitchen equipment of standard height and design for use in any duties assigned.
Able to bend, stoop, squat, and twist numerous times daily.
Able to mop.
Mental acuity high enough to adequately perform job requirements.
Able to see and hear adequately in order to respond to auditory and visual requests from patients as well as communicate with staff.
Must be alert and work safely and cautiously to avoid cuts and burns while working with kitchen equipment and to avoid falls while working on or near wet and slippery floors.
Works in a well-lighted, noisy room. May also work in atmosphere that is warm, moist, and odorous.
Must be able to withstand heat while working around stoves and ovens; is able to withstand cold while working in refrigerated or deep freeze areas. Plus, withstands changes in temperature when going in and out of refrigerated or freezer areas.
No medical problems such as brittle diabetes, uncontrolled seizures, etc., which would endanger self or others if such should occur while in the Dietary Department or during patient contact.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Able to use judgment in operation of equipment, portion control, and keeping up with the flow of the work.
Adheres to dress code of the Dietary Department.
Responsible for sanitary conditions of dishes and working area.
Responsible for discarding broken and chipped dishes and glasses.
Responsible for having sufficient quantities of clean dishes and silver in time to meet meal schedule.
Make coffee and tea.
Sort diet cards.
Set up trays for service.
Serve cold food on trays.
Send tray cart to floors.
Scrape, stack, and wash dishes.
Clean dish machine.
Empty garbage and/or trash cans.
Prepare trays for next meal.
Assist Cook in preparation of meal.
Prepare and pour juice for breakfast.
Wash walls and cabinets in the kitchen.
Sweep and mop kitchen floor.
Clean dumb waiter.
Clean and defrost freezer.
Clean walk-in refrigerator.
Other duties as required or assigned.
Healthcare Center At West Meade Place