Dietary Aide- Kitchen

  • 1300 28th Street, Perry, Iowa, United States
  • Full-time

Company Description

We are a diverse company which offer's you a great career opportunity in the nursing field. Our mission is to provide the best care for our residents and by doing that we create a great staff that provides the foundation to our community. 

Job Description

REPORTS TO: Dietary Director / Dietary Manager and possibly the Cook


The position is responsible for assisting the Dietary Director / Dietary Manager and the Cook in the preparation and serving of food in the community. In this position the dietary aide will deliver food, ensure regulatory requirements are met in regards to dietary standards, and ensure sanitary conditions in the kitchen all dining areas. This position must be friendly, action orientated and customer focused at all times.
 Commitment to the Mission, Vision, Values
o Exhibits attitudes and behaviors that show a commitment to meeting and exceeding customer expectations at all times
o Demonstrates commitment to the core values of hospitality, stewardship, integrity, respect, and humor.
o Utilize the mission, vision, and values to determine priorities.
 Customer Experience
o Provides exceptional customer service to residents, families, and co-workers on a daily basis by:
 Listening attentively, empathetically and following up to concerns expressed by residents, families, and coworkers.
o Maintains professionalism and composure when interacting with management, employees, residents and families by:
 Complying with all privacy policies and procedures.
 Being inclusive and respectful.
 Working well with others.
o Effectively presents and communicates information and responds to questions from co-workers, residents, families, state auditors and the general public as deemed appropriate for the position.
 Quality of Care
o Accurately and timely completes position specific core roles and responsibilities that impact overall quality of care.
o Ensures that residents receive the best care possible by encouraging open communication with the management team, direct care personnel, residents and families.
o Basic comprehension of 5-star rating and how it relates to position specific roles and
Dietary Aide 
o Follows all community policies and procedures related to investigating, reporting and preventing abuse of vulnerable adults.
 Operate dish machine to wash dishes, glasses, cups, trays, and silverware and record temperatures to ensure compliance.
 Ensure proper drying and storage of dishes, glasses, cups, trays, and silverware.
 Clean dish machine, dish room area, assigned work areas, equipment, and follow the cleaning schedule.
 Wash pots, pans, and processing equipment according to manufacture recommendations.
 Assist with meal service as assigned.
 Clean and sanitize food delivery equipment.
 Assist in monitoring preparation and service area in sanitary condition.
 Deliver and transport trays to serving areas or to residents and return trays to clean-up.
 Prepare and deliver between meal nourishments.
 Work as part of a team on tray line.
 Assist with putting stock away and ensure proper dating and rotation of stock to reduce waste.
 Assist in training and orientation of new personal.
 Attend in-service training sessions and staff meetings.
 Completes all other tasks and related duties as assigned.

Additional Information

 Language / Communication Skills
o Ability to read, write, speak, listen and understand the English language.
o Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
o Ability to effectively present and communicate information and respond to questions.
 Reasoning Ability
o Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
o Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
 Computer Skills
o Computer proficiency with software programs and the ability to learn new computer technology and programs.
 Mathematical Skills
o Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
 Psychology o Basic knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation.
Dietary Aide 
*This job profile is designed to summarize certain essential information about a job or job category. It is not designed to be a comprehensive or detailed task list for any
particular job or job category. This job/job category may have individual or multiple incumbents, each of whom may perform somewhat different specific job duties or
tasks consistent with the general function of the job. Incumbents may be required to perform duties or support functions other than those listed on the job description as
needed. The Community may amend a job description at any time with or without notice.
 Social Perceptiveness: o Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do. o Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

 Education
o High school diploma or equivalent.
 Experience
o Previous food service experience preferred.
 Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations
o N/A
 Availability & Attendance
o Flexible work schedule (mornings, afternoons, nights, weekends, holidays, etc.)
o Follows all attendance policies and procedures, including proper timeclock usage.
 Other
o Compliance with infectious disease policies and procedures