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Dietary Aide

Company: Alden Estates of Shorewood
Location: Shorewood
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Alden Estates of Shorewood - JOB SUMMARY

  • To provide assistance in all dietary functions as directed, in accordance with current Federal, State, and local standards, guidelines and regulations, and facility policies.


    • High school education or equivalent.
    • One (1) year dietary experience in a hospital, skilled nursing facility, or other related medical facility preferred (but not necessary).
    • Must be able to follow oral and written instructions.
    • Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language in an understandable manner.
    • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with residents, family members, visitors, personnel, government agencies/personnel and the general public.
    • Must possess the ability and willingness to work harmoniously with other personnel.
    • Must have patience, tact, cheerful disposition, and enthusiasm.


      • Must be able to move intermittently throughout the workday.
      • Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
      • Must possess sight/hearing senses or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements of this position can be fully met.
      • Must function independently, have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with the resident, personnel, and support agencies.
      • Must be in good general health and demonstrate emotional stability.
      • Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, emotionally upset, and at times hostile people within the facility.
      • May be required to lift, push, pull, and move equipment, supplies, etc., in excess of fifty (50) pounds throughout the workday.
      • Must be able to taste and smell food to determine quality and palatability.
      • Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including exposure to the (HIV) AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses.


        • Assure that all Dietary procedures are followed in accordance with established policies.
        • Work with the supervisor/designee as necessary to implement procedures and recommended changes as required.
        • Maintain the care and use of supplies, equipment, and appearance of work areas in a clean, sanitary, and orderly fashion.
        • Recommend to the supervisor the equipment and supply needs of the department.
        • Review menu extensions prior to preparation of foods.
        • Assist in preparation and serve meals per schedule.
        • Return clean utensils to proper storage areas.
        • Wash and clean dishes and utensils as directed.
        • Carry out garbage and keep work areas clean, dry, and free of hazardous equipment, supplies, etc.
        • Assist in arranging diet cards, serving meals, and loading trays on cart.
        • Deliver food carts to designated areas.
        • Remove food trays/carts from dining rooms and take to dish washing area.
        • Prepare and deliver snacks as instructed.
        • Prepare and serve foods that are palatable and appetizing in appearance.
        • Serve food in accordance with established portion control procedures.
        • Prepare food for therapeutic diets in accordance with planned menu extensions. (As appropriate).
        • Prepare food in accordance with standardized recipes and special diet orders.
        • Prepare food in accordance with sanitary regulations.
        • Report all accidents/incidents to the supervisor.
        • Report all hazardous conditions/equipment to the supervisor immediately.
        • Assists in maintaining all food and supply storage areas in a clean and orderly manner at all times.
        • Dispose of food and waste in accordance with established policies.
        • Assists in receiving and storing of incoming food, supplies, etc. - - - as necessary.
        • Attend staff meetings, and in-services etc. as scheduled.
        • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Keywords: Alden Estates of Shorewood, Joliet , Dietary Aide, Other , Shorewood, Illinois

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