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Job Description

Job Title: Dietary Aide
Job ID: 902357360
Status: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 11:30am-8:15pm
Shift: Evening Job
Facility: UPMC Avalon Springs
Department: Dietary
Location: 745 Greenville Road, Mercer PA 16137

Description

Purpose:
Assists with food preparation, prepares trays, serves food in dining room and cleans after meals. Delivers and retrieves food carts from nursing units. Assists cook and cooks? assistant as required.

Responsibilities:

  • Completes all cleaning of work area and equipment, along with special cleaning assignments as directed to maintain sanitation standards.
  • Sets up dining room according to predetermined menu, portions and prices to serve residents and visitors.
  • Follows established performance standards and performs duties according to dietary service policies and procedures.
  • Checks tray-line trays with menu cards in addition to performing other tray-line responsibilities of dietary aides such as: calling menu cards, operating cold food station, and operating the beverage station.
  • Performs dish washing procedures on all meal trays, pots and pans and food service utensils and equipment.
  • Prepares nourishments and places them in the nourishment station of the Nurse?s Station.
  • Assists with resident food related activities and special functions.
  • Follows Resident Rights policy and procedures at all times.
  • Prepares trays and serves foods according to menus.
  • Observes all facility safety policies and procedures.
  • Assists in training of part-time dietary aides as assigned.
  • Performs cleaning duties in kitchen, serving area, and resident dining area including keeping resident dining room tables clean.
  • Assists in preparation of food as directed.
  • Substitutes for cook?s assistant on an as-needed basis.
  • Reports for work as scheduled and consistently demonstrate dependability and punctuality.
  • Attends in-service meetings and mandatory in-services.
  • Prepares dining room for next meal
  • Delivers and retrieves food carts to and from the nursing units.
  • Checks food requisition needs on each nursing unit and replenishes to par level.
  • Accepts assigned duties in a cooperative manner.
  • Assists new employees in following established dietary and facility policies and procedures.
  • Anticipates and acts to maintain a safe work environment. Incorporates safety/risk management standards into daily work practice.
  • Serves food in dining room.
  • Consistently works cooperatively and pleasantly with all staff, residents, family members and others.
  • Collects trays and prepares dish washing.
  • Observes Infection Control and Standard Precaution policies and procedures.
  • Reports suspected or know resident abuse to the Director of Nursing or Administrator immediately.
  • Prepares and portions foods as assigned according to directions to assure consistent quality of products.
  • Answers telephone courteously when supervisor is not in immediate area.

Qualifications

  • High School Graduate or equivalent preferred
  • Must be able to work well with residents and coworkers
  • Positive interpersonal skills to interact with others
  • Previous food service experience preferred

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 34
  • OAPSA

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $0 / hour

    Union Position: Yes

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