The Dietary Aide performs specific tasks in Food Service Department. The Dietary Aide assists in keeping the dining and cooking areas clean, sanitary, and running smoothly.
Completes assignment daily accurately and timely.
Sets up/cleans tray carts and dining room
Cleans and scrapes dishes in preparation for washing and stores dishes after they are dry
Cleans kitchen areas such as coffee and juice machines, cupboards, refrigerator, dining room tables
Dishes out salad and desserts
Assists in food preparation such as making toast, butter bread and preparing fresh fruit and vegetables
Helps serve when needed
Completes all assignments in regards to daily food preparation i.e. tray assembly positions according to department procedures.
Prepares and delivers food to resident floors or informs Nursing Services.
Delivers and retrieves resident trays according to departmental procedure.
Receives soiled trays, removes soiled dishes and transports cleaned and dried trays and permanent-ware to proper places.
Prepares, heats and delivers late or hold trays. Assists resident with cover, table and food questions.
Follows all sanitation and Infection Control procedures.
Masters dish room assignment.Soak dishes, silverware and cups to remove food particles and stains.Masters cleaning and maintenance of disposals and conveyor belt (removes and cleans cord guides).
Monitors café trays and prevents back ups.
Discards chipped dishware.
Readies dishwasher for proper operations by placing all dishes, lids and trays on racks.
Cleans and maintains equipment and food contact surfaces. Performs quality control check to ensure high standard. Meets all meal deadlines.
· Returns stained dishes/silver, etc.
· Cleans refrigerators and food storage areas.
· Washes pots and pans, etc. using the 3-sink method and air dries same.
· Cleans strainers, manifolds and curtain on dish machine.
· Cleans de-limes machine.
· Cleans and maintains silverware.
· Cleans and maintains floor, floor drains and stainless steel making sure they are sanitary.
· Cleans patient carts/food trucks.
· Reports any equipment or safety problems immediately.
Removes and disposes of all garbage and trash, including liquid waste, to proper areas.
Washes hands frequently and prior to returning or starting work. Wears gloves according to policy and removes them and reapplies them when appropriate.
High School or GED preferred.
Ability to read, write and speak English and follow oral and written instructions.