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Dietary Aide

Posted: 10/13/2023

S.P.J.S.T SKILLED NURSING AND REHABILITATION
JOB DESCRIPTION
TITLE:                                  DIETARY AIDE
DEPARTMENT:                   Dietary
REPORT TO:                        Dietary Service Manager
WAGE:                                   Hourly
WORK HOURS:                  Variable
                                                 


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to ensure duties are completed in a timely, efficient manner according to the schedule.
  • Ability to function as a team member.
  • Ability to perform work tasks within the physical demand requirements.
  • Genuine caring for and interest in elderly and handicapped people.
  • Ability to comply with the Patient Bill of Rights.
  • Must be capable of performing the Essential Job Functions of this job, with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • TFER (Texas Food Established Rules) food handler certificate must be obtained within 60 days upon hire.
  • Ability to comply with company and departmental safety policies and procedures.
  • Ability to read and write the English language.
JOB SUMMARY:
  • Preparing and delivering food for residents according to their diets, while maintaining kitchen and dining areas clean.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Properly wash, sanitize, and store all dishes, utensils, and cooking equipment.
  • Assist in tray assembly and deliver carts to the appropriate nursing or dining areas.
  • Dispose of refuse according to departmental policy and procedures.
  • Assemble and deliver floor supplies according to the posted standards.
  • Put food and supplies away following the correct rotation (first in, first out).
  • Ability to prepare all foods according to the menu and the standardized recipes in a safe, efficient, and sanitary manner.
  • Ensure the proper preparation, portioning and serving of food as indicated on the spreadsheet and the recipes.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
WORK ENVIROMENT:
  • Indoors
  • Self-paced, requiring the ability to work quickly in an oftentimes fast-paced, demanding work area.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Sitting: 1-2 hours per 8-hour work shift. Alternatives frequently to standing or walking.
  • Standing: 3-4 hours per 8-hour work shift. Alternates frequently to walking and occasionally to sitting.
  • Walking: 2-3 hours in an 8-hour work shift. Alternates frequency to standing and occasionally to sitting.

Frequency:
Never = 0%                                   Rarely= 1-10%                                 Occasionally = 11-33%
                    Frequently = 34-66%                          Continuously = 67+%


Lifting:
Weight                        Frequency:                            Objects:
1-10 lbs.                      Continuously                           Equipment, food, and supplies.
11-20 lbs.                    Frequently                               Equipment, food, and supplies.
21-35 lbs.                    Occasionally                            Equipment, food, and supplies.
36-50 lbs.                    Rarely                                      Box of supplies.
51-75 lbs.                    Rarely                                      Box of supplies.


Carrying:
Weight:                       Frequency:                             Objects:
1-10 lbs.                      Continuously                           Equipment, food, and supplies.
11-20 lbs.                    Occasionally                            Equipment, food, and supplies.
21-35 lbs.                    Rarely                                      Equipment, food, and supplies.
36-50 lbs.                    Rarely                                      Box of supplies.
51-75 lbs.                    Rarely                                      Box of supplies.


Bending:                     Frequently
Squatting:                  Occasionally
Kneeling:                    Occasionally
Crawling:                   Rarely
Climbing:                   Rarely-Stairs (Frequently for multi-level and basement facilities)
Reaching:                   Continuously
Grasping:                   Continuously
Fine Manipulation:   Continuously  

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