Dietary Aide / Assistant
Dietary Aide / Assistant Summary: Assist with food preparation and tray service for residents, set up dining room, perform cleaning duties including dishes, prepare snacks and supplements, prepare drink trays including those for modified consistency, and other duties that promote good meal services and cleanliness/sanitation. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist cook Set up tray line Set up dining room serving table with glasses, straws, etc. Work tray line, serving main courses/desserts/salads, etc. (per shift worked) Check trays for accuracy of therapeutics, residents' preferences, and condiments Check and/or monitor temperatures and other required measurements Date food items as required Transport food carts to dining areas Responsible for portioning desserts, special juice, coffee, milk, etc. for meals (per shift) Responsible for preparing and delivering nutrition and special snacks to nutrition pantries Maintain items in reach-in; refill juices, tea, etc. as needed Distribute supplements as ordered on drink/snack trays Keep shelves in storerooms, freezer, and refrigeration units clear and in order; discard all outdated food items as needed, all shifts Keep kitchen in a sanitary condition Keep all cooking equipment, utensils and appliances clean and stored properly Keep floor, walls, vents, hood, windows, counters, etc., clean and in order Carry out duties (food handling, dishwashing) in a sanitary manner Maintain awareness of policy/procedure if fire occurs under hood of stove Maintains active Food Handler's card Other duties as assigned Effort has been made to make your job description as complete as possible. However, due to changing federal, state, and local regulations, specific requirements may change your duties. Thus the omission of certain areas does not exclude your accountability/responsibility to the facility. Dietary Aide / Assistant EDUCATION High school diploma or equivalent Ability to read and write Previous food handling experience preferred OVERTIME REQUIREMENT Because our residents require assistance around the clock, the ability to work overtime is a requirement for this position and can include Saturdays and Sundays. RESIDENTS' RIGHTS Maintains the confidentiality of resident's information Honor resident's personal and property rights Understands all rights afforded to residents and acts accordingly SAFETY AND SANITATION Keep kitchen in a sanitary condition, including cleaning and storage of equipment, utensils and appliances Keep floor, walls, vents, hood, windows, counters, etc., clean and in order Carry out duties (food handling, dishwashing) in a sanitary manner Knowledgeable of fire safety and disaster plans Knows location and proper use of fire extinguishers Reports all hazardous situations and broken equipment to the Administrator or designee EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLY Follows established safety precautions when performing tasks and when using equipment and supplies Clean equipment properly after use Keeps appropriate individuals informed of supply needs EXPOSURE RISK Risk of exposure to infectious or communicable disease: LOW PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands of this position include lifting up to 50 pounds, standing on feet during entire shift, bending, stooping, reaching, pushing and pulling. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to extreme heat. The employee is occasionally exposed to extreme cold. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.