Dietary Aide

  • Alden Gardens of Waterford
  • 1955 Randi Drive
  • Posted: Jan 09, 2019
Allied Health

Job Description


To provide assistance in all dietary functions as directed, in accordance with current Federal, State and local standards, guidelines and regulations, and facility policies.


* High school education or equivalent.
* One (1) year dietary experience in a hospital, skilled nursing facility, or other related medical facility preferred (but not necessary).
* Must be able to follow oral and written instructions.
* Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language in an understandable manner.
* Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with residents, family members, visitors, personnel, government agencies/personnel and the general public.
* Must possess the ability and willingness to work harmoniously with other personnel.
* Must have patience, tact, cheerful disposition, and enthusiasm.

* Must be able to move intermittently throughout the work day.
* Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
* Must possess sight/hearing senses, or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements of this position can be fully met.

* Assure that all Dietary procedures are followed in accordance with established policies.
* Work with the supervisor/designee as necessary to implement procedures and recommended changes as required.
* Maintain the care and use of supplies, equipment and appearance of work areas in a clean, sanitary, and orderly fashion.
* Recommend to the supervisor the equipment and supply needs of the department.
* Review menu extensions prior to preparation of foods.
Perform other related duties as assigned.

Summary of Position:

Wash and clean tableware, pots, pans and cooking equipment. Keep the kitchen and equipment clean and organized.

Duties Responsibilities:

· Load, run and unload dish machine.

· Keep the dish machine clean and report any functional or mechanical problems immediately.

· Monitor dish machine water temperature to ensure sanitary wash cycle.

· Wash and store all tableware and kitchenware.

· Keep kitchen clean and organized.

· Maintain adequate levels of clean tableware for dining room and kitchen.

· Bag and haul trash to dumpster at designed times.

· Handle tableware carefully to prevent breakage and loss.

· Clean food preparation and production areas as required.

· Be available to fill in as needed to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the dining room as directed by the manager or immediate supervisor.

· General cleaning duties.

· Other dietary tasks as required by management