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Dietary Aide

  2020-01-17     NHC HealthCare Mauldin     Greenville,SC  

Dietary Aide

The Dietary Aide will perform specified duties in order to maintain high standards of quality food preparation, production, service, and portion control, using standardized recipes for all customers:

  • Assists in maintaining the dietary department in a safe, and sanitary manner and reports any problems to Dietary Manager.
  • Assists in receiving and storing food and supplies to prevent waste and assure quality products. Dates, labels, and stores items properly. Uses proper food handling techniques.
  • Responsible for scraping, stacking, washing and sanitizing dishes, flatware, utensils, pots/pans, etc. and for removing broken and chipped dishes and glassware from use. Wraps flatware.
  • Properly transports and stores dishes, flatware, pots/pans etc. Responsible for having sufficient quantities of clean and sanitized dishes, flatware, utensils, pots/pans, etc, to meet time schedule for meal preparation and service.
  • Cleans and sanitizes the dish machine and dish room. Empties and cleans/sanitizes the trash can. Keeps work area clean and uncluttered and completes assigned cleaning duties,
  • Assists cook if needed, in preparing and serving food for all diets, including therapeutic diets, according to planned menus, using proper portions and special diet items. Prepares beverages, breads, and other menu items as assigned. Also helps cook prepare special food items to meet resident preferences.
  • Sets up trays for service, sorts diet cards and/or selective menus.
  • Serves trays on tray line and checks trays for accuracy of diets, preferences, and quality before they are delivered. Deliver cards to floors as needed.
  • Busses tables in dining room and wipes table tops, if needed.
  • Attends inservice and other necessary training.
  • Communicates and cooperates with the staff, patients and their families.

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to be on feet standing or walking most of the working day and must be able to bend, stoop, squat, and twist numerous times daily.

  • Must be able to lift 50-60 pounds on occasional basis, sweep and mop floors, and push/pull carts.

  • Must be able to carry out fine motor skills and manual dexterity requirements.

  • Must possess mental acuity high enough to adequately perform job requirements

Dietary Aide
  • Previous experience as a cook or dietary aide is preferred but not required.
  • Must be able to work a variety of shifts & rotating weekends.
  • Experience in a kitchen is preferred, but will train the right candidate.

  • Must have a sincere interest in food service, and enjoy working with geriatric and other healthcare patients.

  • Must have, or be willing to learn, food preparation and cooking skills.

  • Must have knowledge of, or be willing to learn, therapeutic and modified diet information to use in preparing and serving patient trays.

  • Must be able to read and interpret standardized recipes for quantity and quality food production.

  • Must have knowledge of or be willing to learn, correct sanitation procedures and use these on a daily basis.

  • Must posses and use excellent customer service and communication skills.

  • Must be able to follow oral and written instructions.

  • Must be able to read, write and understand English


As a recipient of federal assistance, NHC does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the grounds of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender, or on the basis of disability or age in admission to, participation in, or receipt of their services and benefits of any of its programs and activities or in employment.

NHC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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