at Cadia Healthcare in Wilmington, Delaware, United States
The primary purpose of the 'DIETARY AIDE' is to provide assistance in all dietary functions / instructed and in accordance with established dietary policies and procedures. Willing to train interested candidates for the Dietary Aide position!
Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. 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 an essential function of the position.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Follow Federal and State long term care regulations and Dietary Department policies and procedures.
• Perform work routines, using various dietary utensils, supplies and equipment as assigned by the Food Service Director.
• Provide assistance to the cook in the preparation and service of meals.
• Serve food in accordance with established portion control procedures.
• Assist in cleaning duties; sweep and mop floors as directed
• Wash and clean utensils as directed
• Set up meal trays, food carts, dining room, etc., as instructed
• Assist in checking diet trays before distribution
• Deliver food carts, trays, etc. to designated areas
• Serve food in dining as instructed
• Perform dishwashing/cleaning procedures. Assure utensils, etc. are available for next meal
• Prepare and deliver snacks, etc. as instructed
• Follow safety regulations and precautions at all times
• Report all hazardous conditions/equipment to supervisor immediately
• Follow established Infection Control and Universal Precautions policies and procedures when performing daily tasks.
• Attend in-service training and education as assigned.
• Perform other department duties or special assignments as directed by FSD - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
High School diploma or equivalent
On the job training provided
Dietary Job Description - Physical Requirements:
• Works in office area(s) as well as throughout the facility's dietary service areas (i.e. dining rooms, resident rooms, activity rooms, etc.)
• Works in well-lighted ventilated areas. Atmosphere is warm for cooking.
• Moves intermittently during work hours.
• Subject to frequent interruptions.
• Involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government agencies/ personnel, etc., under all conditions and circumstances.
• Subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members and visitors.
• Communicates with the medical staff, nursing personnel and other department personnel.
• Works beyond normal working hours, on weekends and holidays, and in other positions temporarily, when necessary.
• Subject to call back during emergency conditions (e.g., severe weather, evacuation, post-disaster, etc.).
• Attends and participates in continuing education programs.
• Subject to injury from falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc., throughout the workday, as well as to reactions from dust, disinfectants and other air contaminants.
• Subject to exposure to infectious waste, disease, conditions, etc., including TB, AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses.
• Subject to the handling of and exposure to hazardous chemicals.
• Liaison with the other department supervisors to adequately plan for dietary services/activities
• Subject to sudden temperature changes when entering refrigerator.
• May be exposed to heat/cold temperatures in kitchen/storage area.
Physical and Sensory Requirements:
(With or Without the Aid of Mechanical Devices)
• Must be able to move intermittently throughout the workday.
• Must be able to speak and write the English language in an understandable manner.
• Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
• Must be able to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to ensure that the requirements of this position can be fully met.
• Must function independently and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with residents, personnel, visitors, vendors and support agencies.
• Must meet the general health requirements set forth by the policies of this facility, which may include a medical and physical examination.
• Must be able to relate to and work with the ill, disabled, elderly and emotionally upset.
• Must be able to push, pull move, and/or lift a minimum of 40lbs. to a minimum of 3 feet and be able to push, pull, move, and/or carry such weight a minimum distance of 5 feet.
• Must be able to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations.