Dietary Assistant

Lifespan Corporation Newport , RI 02840

Posted 3 months ago


Loads operates and unloads dish and pot washing machines to clean and sanitize tableware and cooking utensils. Maintains work area in clean and safe condition. Washes Kitchen and Cafeteria floors ceilings walls and equipment as assigned and disposes of trash. Performs other related duties as required.


Demonstrates understanding of Hospitals and Lifespans Mission Vision and Values.

Demonstrates understanding of job description performance expectations and competency assessment plan.

Demonstrates a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adheres to our Customer Service Standards.

Complies with department and hospital policies and procedures.

  • reviews department policies and procedures
  • reviews hospital policies and procedures

Completes mandatory education

  • Hospital-wide

  • Department-specific

  • Job-specific

Participates in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement activities.

Demonstrates a working knowledge of food service sanitation infection control principles and uses accepted techniques in handling serving and storing of food.

Operates dish machine and pot & pan machine safely:

Records correct temperature readings during use.

Ensures detergent dispensers are full.

Reports malfunctioning equipment immediately.

Processes dishes utensils pots & pans:

Scrapes excess soil from dishes

Soaks all silverware utensils and pots.

Loads and operates dish machine and pot & pan machine.

Unloads machines and stores clean ware in appropriate place.

Cleans interior of dish machine and pot & pan machine work counters stainless steel surfaces and conveyor belt area after each meal and according to standard procedures.

Removes trash from Department after each meal transports trash to dumpster and cleans cart after each delivery.

Follows posted cleaning schedules for Kitchen and Cafeteria equipment refrigerators freezers storerooms and food carts and trucks.

Sweeps and mops Kitchen and Cafeteria floors when assigned using standard procedures and posts wet floors signs to ensure safety of staff.

Stocks cafeteria before and during meal service with trays dishes silverware and utensils as needed.

Checks and documents the refrigerator temperature daily on the Mental Health Unit.

Fills and delivers floor stock orders to various patient units in a timely fashion.

Receives and stores food supplies in storerooms freezers and refrigerators as assigned.

Assembles patient trays for the following patient population:

child adult geriatric

Suicide Precaution

Other information:


Duties require ability to use simple tools and equipment and follow simple instructions.

Required knowledge is usually achieved in grammar school.

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to stand/walk 3-7 hours per day twist/bend infrequently and lift 25-50 lbs with good body mechanics.

Must be able to use both hands/wrists with moderate deviation pinching repetitions and frequent fine motor skills.

Requires accurate near vision at 20/20 minimal far vision and color discrimination accurate depth perception and hear whispers at 3 feet.

Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status. Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Location: Newport Hospital USA:RI:Newport

Work Type: Part Time

Shift: 2

Union: Non-Union

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Dietary Assistant

Lifespan Corporation