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Dietary Aide- Part Time Greenwood, Indiana

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Job ID 375162 Date posted 11/26/2019 Facility Indianapolis South IRF

Description

Community Rehabilitation Hospital South is a 44-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital on the south side of Indianapolis, a  patient-focused, specialized rehabilitation hospital dedicated to the treatment and recovery of individuals who have experienced a loss of function due to an injury or illness such as brain and spinal cord injury, stroke, burns, amputation and multiple trauma.
 
 
Job Summary:
 
Under the direct supervision of the Manager of Nutrition Services, the Dietary Aide performs a variety of patient food service and dish duties.
 
Responsibilities:
  • 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.

Qualifications

Professional Requirements:
  • 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.
Experience/Skills:
  • Qualifications:
    • High School diploma or GED.
    • Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
    • Additional languages preferred.
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