Purpose of Your Job Position
The primary purpose of your job position is to provide assistance in all dietary functions as directed/instructed and in accordance with established dietary policies and procedures.
Delegation of Authority
As a Dietary Aide, you are delegated the administrative authority, responsibility, and accountability necessary for carrying out your assigned duties.
Every effort has been made to keep your job description as complete as possible. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is a logical assignment to the position.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Work with the facility's dietitian as necessary and implement recommended changes as required. Assure that all dietary procedures are followed in accordance with established policies. Others as deemed necessary and appropriate, or as may be directed.
Develop and maintain a good working rapport with inter-department personnel, as well as with other departments within the facility to assure that food service can be properly maintained to meet the needs of the residents. Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment throughout the department.
Participate in and assist in departmental studies and projects as assigned or that may become necessary. Attend and participate in workshops, seminars, etc., as directed.
Serve meals that are palatable and appetizing in appearance. Assist in serving meals as necessary and on a timely basis. Serve food in accordance with established portion control procedures. Assist in daily or scheduled cleaning duties, in accordance with established policies and procedures. Clean work tables, meat blocks, refrigerators/freezers, etc. Sweep and mop floors as directed. Carry soiled utensils, etc., to wash area. Return clean utensils to proper storage areas. Wash and clean utensils as directed. Carry out garbage and keep work areas clean, dry and free of hazardous equipment, supplies, etc. Set up meal trays, food carts, dining room, etc., as instructed. Assist cook in preparing meals. Distribute and collect menus as necessary. Obtain food supplies for next meal. Assist in checking diet trays before distribution. Deliver food carts, trays, etc., to designated areas. Serve food in dining room as instructed. Perform dishwashing/cleaning procedures. Assure that utensils, etc., are readily available for next meal. Remove food trays from carts, dining rooms, etc., and take to dishwashing area. Prepare and deliver snacks, etc., as instructed.
Must possess, as a minimum, a 10th grade education.
None. On-the-job training provided.
Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language. Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action. Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public. Must be a minimum of eighteen (18) years of age. Must be able to follow oral and written instructions. Must maintain the care and use of supplies, equipment, the appearance of work areas, and perform regular inspections of food service areas for sanitation, order, safety and proper performance of assigned duties. Must have patience, tact, cheerful disposition and enthusiasm as well as be willing to handle residents based on whatever maturity level they are currently functioning. Must possess the ability to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing dietary practices.