Dietary Aide

Shenandoah Senior Living

Front Royal, VA 

Purpose

To provide assistance in all dietary functions as directed and instructed in accordance with established federal, state and local dietary regulations, policies and procedures.

Essential Functions

Job Functions

  • Assist in the preparation, service and delivery of meals and snacks.
  • Know and use portion control procedures when preparing and serving meals.
  • Assist in daily or scheduled cleaning duties including work areas, tables, appliances and floors.
  • Assist in dish and utensil washing and cleaning including gathering soiled items from carts, trays and dining areas and placing clean items in proper storage areas.
  • Assist in distributing and collecting menus and checking all trays for completeness and accuracy of menu and diet preferences before distribution to residents.
  • Perform all daily tasks in accordance with established Standards Precautions and sanitary, safety and infection control policies and procedures.
  • Maintain resident’s confidentiality; treat residents with kindness, dignity and respect.
  • Know and comply with Residents’ Rights rules.
  • Review and promptly report to Food Service Director all resident complaints and grievances.
  • Dispose of food and waste in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Wear protective clothing and equipment when handling infectious waste and/or blood and body fluids.
  • Any other tasks, assignments, projects or requests as deemed by management.
  • Ensure proper storage of raw and leftover foods; obtain food supplies for next meals.
  • Promptly report all hazardous conditions, equipment, accidents and incidents to the food Service Director and/or the Executive Director.
  • Assist the community’s Food Service Director as necessary and implement recommended changes as required ensuring that all dietary procedures are followed in accordance with established policies and procedures.

Qualifications

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must read, write, speak and understand English.
  • Patience, tact, enthusiasm and positive attitude toward the elderly.
  • Must have upper body strength adequate to bend, lift, shift, move, and/or assist in moving articles of more than twenty-five pounds.
  • Must be able to squat, reach and stretch without distress. Must be able to tolerate extended periods walking, standing.