Company: 142013 Westminster Village Inc
Posted on: June 24, 2022
With minimum supervision, the Dietary Aide assembles and serves
food, and supplements for residents, special functions, and guests.
The dietary aide performs a variety of duties to maintain order and
sanitary conditions in the kitchen and dining areas. Must be able
to incorporate values of teamwork, acknowledgment, accountability
and empowerment in all activities and foster the demonstration of
these values in others.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :
Portions all food, food supplements and garnishes in amounts
consistent with census for residents, staff, guests, and special
events as assigned, according to standardized recipes and safe food
Assembles resident trays using the menu spreadsheet or as directed
to ensure that residents receive food consistent with the
physician's order, diet order and the residents' preferences
indicated on the tray card.
Utilizes scales, scoops and other measuring devices to provide
foods in amounts specified on the menu spreadsheets.
Properly covers, labels, dates, and records the time of day on all
foods processed on the premises before storing in the refrigerator
or freezer in accordance with the Illinois Department of Public
Performs dish washing tasks at the end of each meal. Maintains all
kitchen areas in a clean and sanitary manner. Follows established
policies and procedures to ensure residents are served with
sanitary dishes and flatware, pots, pans, and serving utensils.
Interacts with nursing personnel in a cooperative manner during
meal service to ensure that resident service needs are met.
Communicates and works well with other personnel in Dietary and
other departments to provide superior resident service.
Familiarize oneself with location and use of firefighting
equipment, alarms, and disaster procedures.
Attend educational meetings planned for this position.
Assists the cook as directed.
May perform the duties of a Cook or Dishwasher on an as needed
Perform other job duties as assigned.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Ability to comply with HIPPA guidelines and regulations.
Ability to cope with a sense of urgency associated with the
scheduled services for the elderly. Persists with frequent
interruptions from staff, from other departments, and from
residents. May be exposed to emotionally upset residents, family
members and staff.
Ability to demonstrate patience, understanding, and tact in
interactions with residents, residents' families, and staff.
Ability to understand and express thoughts in written and spoken
English to and with others so they will understand.
Ability to problem solve with a variety of variables and accurately
High School Diploma, GED or equivalent. Previous food service
experience preferred, and some knowledge of special diets and tray
line assembly is desired.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS :
Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when
walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery or erratically
moving surfaces. This factor is important if the amount and kind of
balancing the amount and kind of balancing exceeds that needed for
ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium.
Stopping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at
waist. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable
degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back
Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or
Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and
Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained
periods of time.
Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for
long distances or moving from one work site to another.
Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with
steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw,
drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or
moving objects horizontally from position to position. This factor
is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the
substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles.
Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working,
primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in
Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and
Feeding: Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape,
temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of
Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken
word; those activities where detailed or important spoken
instructions must be conveyed to other workers accurately, loudly
Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels
with or without correction, and having the ability to receive
detailed information through oral communication.
Repetitive Motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the
wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
VISUAL DEMANDS :
The worker is required to have visual acuity to determine the
accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned (i.e.,
custodial, food services, general labor, etc.) or to make general
observations of facilities or structures (i.e., security guard,
The worker is subject to inside environmental conditions.
Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from
The worker is subject to noise: There is sufficient noise to cause
the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise
The worker is subject to vibration: Exposure to oscillating
movements of the extremities or whole body.
The worker is subject to hazards: Includes a variety of physical
conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving
vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high
places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.
The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions: One or more of the
following conditions that affect the respiratory system of the
skin: Fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation.
The worker is required to function in narrow aisles or
Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or
up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of
force constantly to move objects.
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