Dietary Aide -Community Rehabilitation Hospital SouthGreenwood, Indiana
Under the direct supervision of the Manager of Nutrition Services, the Dietary Aide performs a variety of patient food service and dish duties.
- Prepares food trays for general and therapeutic diets.
- Prepares and delivers items as requested by patient care units or patients.
- Maintains tray line in a clean, neat and organized manner
- Prepares special diet foods as necessary.
- Delivers food carts to patient care units.Returns carts to kitchen at designated times.
- Takes charge of dishwashing duties by using safety policies in place.
- Washes specified items by hand, i.e., pots, pans, knives.
- Disposes of trash and garbage in appropriate manner and as needed.
- Puts clean dishes and utensils away.
- Mops floors as scheduled and as necessary.
- Cleans walk-in refrigerators and storage areas.
- Cleans countertops, tabletops, and steam wells.
- Uses cash register to ring up appropriate items for purchase and follows appropriate cash handling procedures.
- Sets up sanitizer buckets at the beginning of each shift and ensures that proper sanitizing procedures are being followed.
- Adheres to dress code, appearance is neat and clean.
- Completes annual education requirements.
- Maintains regulatory requirements, including all state, federal and Joint Commission regulations.
- Maintains and ensures patient confidentiality at all times.
- Reports to work on time and as scheduled; completes work within designated time.
- Wears identification while on duty; uses computerized punch time system correctly.
- Completes inservices and returns in a timely fashion.
- Attends annual review and departmental inservices.
- Attends all staff meetings.
- Activitely participates in the department’s continous quality improvement (CQI) activities.
- Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices.
- Communicates the mission, ethics and goals of the hospital, as well as the focus statement of the department.
- Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
- Assists in preparing salads, desserts and nourishments.
- Performs special cleaning duties as assigned by the Dining Services Supervisor.
- Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.
- Treats patients and families with respect and dignity.
- Observes infection control practices at all times.
- Participates in departmental performance improvement activities.
- Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
- Other duties as assigned.
High School diploma or GED.
Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
Additional languages preferred.
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