Dietary Aide

Grace Healthcare Elizabethton, TN

General Purpose:

Assist in food preparation and serving; maintain clean and sanitary conditions in the kitchen and dining areas under the supervision of the Dietary Manager or Cook.

Essential Job Functions:

This facility expects their employees to promote an atmosphere of teamwork with other employees and hospitality and comfort for its residents. Therefore, the following list of duties is not all-inclusive:

Food Preparation, Serving and Cleaning

* Assist in the preparation and serving of meals and snacks.

* Assist in checking trays for menu and diet preferences and accuracy.

* Set up trays and deliver meals to residents.

* Set up serving line with cold foods, condiments, serving containers, dishes, silverware, etc. according to the menus and as instructed.

* Work on central tray service line, placing appropriate food on general and modified diet trays, as directed.

* Deliver loaded food carts to corridor and return unloaded carts to dish washing unit.

* Collect soiled trays and utensils from dining room tables and transport them to dish washing area.

* Wash dishes, clean equipment, wipe off dining room and worktables, clean utensils, pots and pans; mop floors in dietary, etc., as assigned.

* Clean and maintain kitchen and food preparation equipment as assigned.

* Wash, sanitize, and store trays, dishes and utensils.


* Stock and store food items as assigned.

* Maintain a level of food and supplies adequate for the next meal and assist in inventorying and storing incoming foods and supplies.

* Report hazardous conditions, equipment, accidents and incidents, as necessary.

Other duties

* Attend in-service education programs in order to meet facility educational requirements.

* Be familiar with Standard Precautions, Exposure Control Plan, Fire Drill and Evacuation Procedures and know how to use the information.

* Maintain confidentiality of resident and facility records/information.

* Protect residents from neglect, mistreatment, and abuse.

* Protect the personal property of the residents of the facility.

* Others as directed by the supervisor or administrator.

Minimum Qualifications:

* Experience in hospital or skilled nursing facility dietary department preferred.

* Organized and detailed in work performance.

* Good communication skills with excellent self-discipline and patience.

* Genuine caring for and interest in elderly and disabled people in a nursing facility.

* Comply with the Residents' Rights and Facility Policies and Procedures.

* Perform work tasks within the physical demand requirements as outlined below.

* Perform Essential Duties as outlined above.

Working Conditions:

* Subject to frustrations in meeting work demands due to frequent interruptions.

* Fast paced, required to make decisions quickly

* Involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., under all conditions and circumstances.

* May work beyond normal duty hours, on weekends, and in other positions temporarily, when necessary.

* Subject to call-back during emergency conditions (e.g., severe weather, evacuation, post-disaster, etc.).

* Subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including TB and the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses.

* May be subject to the handling of and exposure to hazardous chemicals

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