Dietary Aide - Full-Time


Under the supervision of the Dietary Director, this position is responsible for the work area in accordance with all sanitary and safety regulations and day-to-day functions of the Dietary Aides.

  • Adheres to Food Safety Manual regarding any and all food preparation practices.
  • Assists the Dietary Director in the training of Dietary Aides on job-specific duties and completing competencies.
  • Ensures clean-up of kitchen/cafeteria and equipment daily, including sweeping, mopping, and garbage.
  • Responsible for the Dietary Staff schedule.
  • Ensures proper stocking, cleaning, and documentation of refrigerator temperatures in the patient nutritional areas.
  • Ensures utensils and serving equipment/dishes are clean and ready for the next meal service.
  • Assists with checking of meal trays for accuracy.
  • Assists the Dietary Director in assuring that adequate food supplies are maintained, including appropriate storage and rotating supplies.
  • Follows facility policies and procedures regarding proper sanitation, safety, and infection control as mandated by the Texas Department of Health.
  • Prepares and serves special diet orders (such as pureed, low sodium, mechanically soft, cold food preparation, etc.)
  • Keeps work area clean and free of hazardous equipment.
  • Works safely with all equipment and duties.
  • Assists with all meal transport as needed.
  • Addresses patients, staff, and visitors with warmth and respect.
  • Assists the cook with meal preparation as needed.
  • Utilizes time efficiently and completes duties without sacrificing the quality of work.
  • Demonstrates flexibility in working hours and days scheduled to meet the needs of the department.
  • Scheduling of employee shifts.
  • Provides A.M. formulas according to written recipes and following proscribed methods of sanitation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Ensures that all dietary aides are cross-trained in all phases in the kitchen
  • Ensures that all new employees have completed their new hire competency checklist
  • Ensures that all corrective action forms are prepared when needed
  • Responsible for making sure that the dining room is clean and presentable for each meal
  • Responsible for helping set up special functions or meals that the dietary department is asked to participate in.
  • Ensures that there are clean serving trays in the dining room at all times during serving times.
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Job Requirements


  • Three (3) years of experience in institutional or commercial food service preferred
  • Basic computer skills

Education Required

  • Must have high school diploma or equivalent

Additional Information


  • Food Handlers Certification
  • Must have a valid driver’s license