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Liberty Health Care Center Dietary Aide/Dishwasher (Liberty) in LIBERTY, Texas

Job Title: Dietary Aide/DishwasherDepartment: DietaryReports to: Certified Dietary ManagerGeneral Purpose: This position follows directives of the Certified Dietary Manager while assisting in all areas of the kitchen.Qualifications: High school graduate or equivalent, preferred but not required. Must have the ability to read, write, and follow oral and written directions at a level necessary to accomplish this job. Must have the willingness to perform simple, repetitive tasks. Must be able to lift 20-25 lbs. frequently and 50-60 lbs. occasionally. Must be able to stand and walk short distances 7-8 hours per day. Must have knowledge of supplies and equipment used by department and the care of this equipment. Must be alert and work safely and cautiously to avoid cuts and burns while working with kitchen equipment and to avoid falls while working on or near wet and slippery floors. Must be able to mop. Must be able to work with standard cleaning chemicals. Must have knowledge of safety regulations. Must have some knowledge of modified diets. Must have some knowledge of cooking. Must be able to cooperate and work well with fellow employees. Must have ability to deal tactfully and effectively with residents, staff, familymembers, visitors, government agencies personnel, and the general public. Must adhere to the dress code of the Dietary Department. Must be able to meet all local health regulations and pass pre/post-employment physical exam if required. This requirement also includes drug screening, criminal background investigation and reference inquiry. Must agree not to disclose resident protected health information and report suspected or known violations of such to the Administrator. Must attend in-service/education programs as required to learn new procedures and develop skills to meet regulatory compliance.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:1) Performs specific tasks in accordance with daily work assignments.2) Follows established safety procedures, policies and precautions when performingtasks and when using equipment and supplies.3) Ensures that assigned work areas are maintained in a clean, safe, comfortable, andattractive manner. Report all unsafe/hazardous conditions, defective equipment, etc. to Certified Dietary Manager.4) Must adhere to dress code of the dietary department5) Responsible for the sanitary conditions of dishes and working area.Dietary Aide/Dishwasher6) Responsible for having sufficient quantities of clean dishes and silverware in time to meet meal schedule.7) Sorts diet/tray cards.8) Sets up trays, food carts, dining room for service as instructed.9) Delivers food carts, trays, etc. to designated areas. Serve food in dining room as instructed.10) Clears tables in dining room as instructed.11) Scrapes, stacks and washes dishes, and cleans dish machine as necessary.12) Prepares dishes for dish machine. Washes dishes.13) Washes pots and pans.14) Stores clean dishes, silverware, glasses, pots, pans, serving utensils per policies andprocedures.15) Empties garbage and or trash cans and keeps work areas clean and dry and free of hazards. Ensures that all garbage/trash cans are covered when not in use.16) Ensures that food and supplies are readily available for the next meal.17) Assists cook in preparation of meal in accordance with sanitary regulations as well aswith our established policies and procedures.18) Washes walls, windows, and cabinets in kitchen as directed. Wipes off tables in dining room as directed.19) Sweeps and mops floors as directed.20) Cleans and defrosts freezers, refrigerators, work tables, etc.21) Ensures that all food procedures are followed in accordance with establishedpolicies.22) Assists in serving meals that are palatable and appetizing in appearance inaccordance with established portion control procedures and timeframes.23) Assists in daily or scheduled cleaning duties in accordance with established policiesand procedures.24) Follows established hand washing techniques and procedures.25)