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Dietary Aide- Full Time  

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Job Title: Dietary Aid

Position Type: Full-time

Department/Group: Dietary

Reports To: Dietary Supervisor 

Mission Statement:

Our mission is to be "At the Service of the Family for Life".  It is the guiding principle of our organization and includes our values of unwavering commitment and steadfast adherence to the moral and ethical teachings of the Catholic Church.   

Santa Teresita further defines this mission to include the following goals:

Providing a continuum of short and long-term care for the elderly in a compassionate manner.

Upholding and promoting the dignity of life at all stages in the care we provide and to the families we serve through quality assurance and education.

Responsible stewardship of healthcare assets in order to provide quality of care.

Purpose of Your Job Position:

The general purpose of this job is to prepare food items for resident meals and other activities that are not the direct responsibility of the cook.

Skills and Job Requirements:

Use of knives and other kitchen equipment for quantity food production.

Accuracy in measurement for ingredients used in recipes and other food combination methods.

Read and interpret recipes for outcomes of high quality food production according to industry standards.

Knowledge of proper inventory rotation in First In First Out method.

Prioritize multiple tasks within time limit restrictions; ability to handle stress associated with time pressures and frequent evaluation of food product.

Ability to respond to frequent interruptions without getting distracted from priorities.

Ability to work independently without need for constant supervision.

Respond to residents, families and co-workers in a polite and friendly manner.

Job Functions:

Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position.  However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is an essential function of the position, or in keeping with the individual’s skills and qualifications.

Duties and Responsibilities

Preparation and service of cold food items for the Skilled Nursing tray line and SNF / RCFE dining rooms in accord with the posted menu.  Perform tray line assembly as assigned in schedule.

Contribute to efficiency of tray line assembly which is to be completed within one hour from start time.

Prepare various salad, dessert and beverage items for tray line and special events according to menu, specified serving size and Supervisor’s directions.

Making of sandwiches as needed and fulfilling other resident requests in compliance with their documented diet.

Rotating all stored food items according to FIFO method.

Read and interpret tray tickets accurately for food service line.

Serving both hot and cold food items for tray line according to ticket and diet specifications with less than 5% error.

Record all refrigeration temperatures at start of a.m. shift and close of p.m. shift and food temperatures at beginning of each tray line assembly.

Cleaning of all equipment and storage areas related to food preparation area according to established procedures and Serve Safe guidelines.

Other responsibilities in keeping with the training of individual staff members may be assigned at the discretion of the Supervisor or Manager.

Garnish all prepared food items.

Answer phone inquiries from resident care areas.

Adhere to professional dress code that reflects the mission of Santa Teresita with excellent grooming and appearance.

Follow all guidelines in the handbook and policies, as well as, all safety procedures established by Santa Teresita

Attend all in-services, meetings and other training required by this position

Working Conditions

Unless otherwise agreed upon hire, staff members must generally be available to work weekends and holidays.

Subject to extreme temperatures ranging from 0F – 200F.

Subject to strong odors/smells.

Exposure to chemicals that can be skin or eye irritants.

Subject to hostile behavior from residents and families

Physical and Sensory Requirements

Must be able to stand in one place for extended period of time.

Must be able to be on feet, either standing or moving about, for extended periods of time.

Must be able to safely lift at least 25 lbs. individually and 50 lbs. In partnered lifting.

Must be able to safely push at least 150 lbs. on industry approved moving apparatus.

Comfortably use repetitive movements of fingers, hands and arms.

Position Requirements

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

Minimum of High School Degree or equivalent

Minimum 3 years food preparation experience in a healthcare facility

At least 18 years of age

Read, write, speak and understand English at a high school level.

Active Serve Safe Certification.

Availability to work weekends and holidays.

Interpret menu and perform basic math.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Various Shifts  
Salary Range DOE  
Position Cook  
Number of Openings 2  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location Santa Teresita  
About the Organization The Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles celebrate 90 years of service to the Los Angeles Archdiocese through apostolic works in health care, education and spiritual retreats.

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