Dietary Aide

Universal Health Services Centre Hall , PA 16828

Posted 4 days ago


The Meadows Psychiatric Center is a 119 bed inpatient behavioral health hospital located in Centre Hall, PA. For more than 30 years, The Meadows team has been providing individuals and their families the hope of recovery. The Meadows is the leading behavioral health treatment facility in Central Pennsylvania. The Meadows leaership and staff are committed to providing a high quality of care and service to all our patients and we are currently seeking new team members to join our talented Food Services Team.

The Meadows is seeking a full time- Dietary Aides to work as needed shifts scheduled either 6am to 2pm shift or 10am to 7pm shift to join our team. Full time team members enjoy generous paid time off benefits, excellent health benefits, educational opportunities and assistance, employee purchasing discount programs, and more! The pay for this position is commesurate with experience and this position is eligible for a merit increase based upon performance following the completion of a 90 day introductory period. We are seeking team members who will take pride in providing our patients and staff with satisfying and nutritious meals. Team members are required to participate in rotating weekend and holiday shifts to ensure our patients have a great meal experience every day of their stay with our hospital.

Dietary Aide team members are responsible for the following: Assisting with preparing the fresh/salad bar, preparation and packaging of food items, maintaining and adequate supply of beverages, portioning and serving patients and staff in the cafeteria serving line, delivering meals as needed to patient units, ensuring the cafeteria and dining room remain clean at all times, assisting in the dish room as needed,completing required temperature logs, organizing and unpacking stock, assisting the cook staff as required and ensure the re-stocking kitchen necessities on each unit, condiment bar or as required and stocking cafeteria with needed items including but not limited to napkins, eating utensils, cups, plates and other related items.


Cook-Dietary Aide team member require:

  • Excellent time management skills

  • Understanding and committment to followling established guidelines for sanitation and safety

  • Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent

  • Ability to read and record temperatures in order to maintain required records and comply with food safety & sanitation requirements

  • A minimum of six months dietary aide/food serving experience

  • Excellent food measurement, portioning, and food presentation skills

  • Interact well with patients and staff in the serving line providing good customer service and offer assistance when needed

  • Encourage a team oriented environment in the department as well as with all employees of the hospital

  • ServSafe Certification is a plus; if not ServeSafe certified we are willing to train you

  • Prevoius food services work in a health care or institutional setting is preferred

  • Dependable attendance profile

EEO Statement

All UHS subsidiaries are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. UHS subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and as such, openly support and fully commit to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion and compensation of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success.


At UHS and all our subsidiaries, our Human Resources departments and recruiters are here to help prospective candidates by matching skillset and experience with the best possible career path at UHS and our subsidiaries. We take pride in creating a highly efficient and best in class candidate experience. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, etc. If you are suspicious of a job posting or job-related email mentioning UHS or its subsidiaries, let us know by contacting us at: or 1-800-852-3449.

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