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Sunray Healthcare Center Dietary Aide in Los Angeles, California

POSITION SUMMARY

The purpose of your job position is to provide assistance in all food functions in accordance with current applicable federal, state, and local standards that govern the facility and as directed by Dietary or other management.

The Dietary Aide will treat each resident with kindness, dignity and respect. They will refer to each resident by their name. They will communicate clearly, empathetically, and effectively when speaking to residents, family members, visitors, all staff and governmental agencies. They will work cooperatively with all departments and multidisciplinary teams. They will demonstrate patience, initiative and willingness to assist residents that may be difficult or in discomfort. They will relate all pertinent information concerning a resident’s condition to a charge nurse as required. They will be committed to always doing the right thing.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assisting the Dietician / Dietary Management and Cook as requested

  • Helping with meal preparation in accordance to the dietary needs of the residents

  • Assisting in serving meals that are palatable and appetizing in appearance

  • Timely setting up of meal service and delivery of meal trays and food carts

  • Following the established portion controls recommended

  • Adhering to sanitation and food safety guidelines during meal preparation and clean up

  • Keeping work tables clean, meat blocks, refrigerators/freezers, etc.

  • Sweeping and mopping floors

  • Dishwashing and cleaning of utensils

  • Returning clean dishes and utensils to the proper storage areas

  • Carrying out of garbage

  • Disposing of food and waste per facility regulations

  • Obtaining food supplies for the next meal

  • Following safety regulations and precautions at all times

  • Reporting any occupational exposures to blood, body fluids, or other hazardous materials to a supervisor immediately

  • Adhering to all facility policies and procedures of the facility

  • Maintaining confidentiality of all pertinent resident care information

Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, it in no way states or implies these are the only duties you will be required to perform as directed by management. 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.

REQUIREMENTS

Education / Licensure

High school diploma or GED preferred

Qualifications / Experience

Some experience helpful, on the job training will be provided

Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language

Must be able to follow oral and written instructions

Working Conditions

Work environment may be warm

May encounter frequent interruptions

May be involved with residents, family and government agencies

May be requested to work beyond scheduled working hours at times

Is subject to call‑back during emergency conditions (e.g., severe weather, evacuation, post‑disaster, etc.)

May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations

May be exposed to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including TB and the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses

Physical Requirements

Must be able to move intermittently throughout the day

Must be able to push, pull, move and or lift up to 25 lbs. to a minimum height of 5 feet and be able to push, pull, move,

and/or carry such weight a minimum distance of 15 feet

Ability to read fine print on labels and menus

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