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Dietary Aide

Company: Universal Health Services, Inc.
Location: Kirkland
Posted on: March 15, 2023

Job Description:


Offering up to $500 Sign-on Bonus to eligible new full-time and part time employees. (Term and Conditions apply) The Dietary Aide is responsible for assisting cooks with basic food preparation tasks, serving meals to patients and staff, service preparation, and maintaining the kitchen work areas, keeping equipment, utensils and serving areas clean and orderly, emptying trash and compost, and dishwashing. The Diet Aide will stock unit snacks, and ensure the correct number of trays are delivered to units, and assists cook to prepare the line for service, helps stock supply shelves in storage areas, may help check in deliveries, and reports any evidence of pests or rodents in kitchen or storage areas to Dietary Manager. Must attend mandatory in-service education meetings and apply information to job tasks. Diet Aide responsibilities are included as needed for the overall operation of the kitchen. Wage Range:Minimum: $16.50/hourMaximum: $23.31/hour

QUALIFICATIONS Education/Experience: Must have a high school diploma or GED. Previous kitchen or food service preparation experience preferably in hospital setting is helpful. Prior to start date, must possess Washington State's Food Handler's permit; experience utilizing industrial kitchen equipment and utensils is helpful. STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCESee attached Criteria Based Performance Competency Evaluation ToolTHE ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS ARE CATEGORIZED UNDER THE JOINT COMMISSION STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIESTHIS SECTION DESCRIBES WHAT KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES AN EMPLOYEE IN THIS POSITION SHOULD CURRENTLY POSSESS. THIS LIST MAY NOT BE COMPLETE FOR ALL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION. Knowledge of basic therapeutic diets.Knowledge of basic food service sanitation.Knowledge of food portion and waste control.Effective oral and written communication skills.Ability to read menus and recipes.Ability to communicate effectively with patients and co-workers.Ability to adhere to safety policies and procedures.Ability to use good judgment and maintain confidentiality of information.Ability to work as a team player.Ability to demonstrate tact, resourcefulness, patience and dedication.Ability to accept direction and adhere to policies and procedures.Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations. PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND SPECIAL DEMANDSTHIS SECTION DESCRIBES HOW AN EMPLOYEE IN THIS POSITION CURRENTLY PERFORMS THE FUNCTIONS OF THIS POSITION. MODIFICATIONS TO THE MANNER IN WHICH THIS JOB MAY BE PERFORMED WILL BE REVIEWED ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS. Ability to stand and walk about the kitchen and facility frequently.Ability to stand up to 8 hours at a time.Ability to lift at least 50 pounds and to push and pull up to 50 pounds.Ability to work in temperatures ranging from -0F. to 100F. and higher.Ability to stoop, kneel and bend daily.Ability to reach, twist and turn above and below the waist.Ability to use both hands to accomplish assigned duties.Prepared to handle hazardous chemicals as needed.Ability to see, taste, smell and hear to assess products served and produce a safe work environment. MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT, AND OTHER WORK AIDES:THIS SECTION DESCRIBES THOSE MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT, AND OTHER WORK AIDES AN EMPLOYEE IN THIS POSITION MUST BE ABLE TO USE. All kitchen equipment including ovens, mixers, steamers, toasters, steam tables, knives, slicer, tilt skillet, dishwasher, coffee maker, and handheld kitchen equipment and utensils.Food and non-food supplies. BENEFITS:

  • Insurance:
    • Full time and part time employees (scheduled 20 or more hours per week) and their families are eligible to be covered by medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance
    • Retirement Plans:
      • Employees are able to enroll in the Company's 401(k) plan or deferred compensation plan
      • Paid Time Off/Vacation:
        • Full-time Employees are eligible for 21 days of PTO annually. Part-time employees are eligible for also eligible for PTO depending on FTE.
        • Extended Leave Bank sick hours accrue at a rate of 1.85 hour per pay period for Full-time employees, and is prorated according to hours worked for part-time employees
        • Holiday hours are included in the PTO accruals
        • Additional Benefits Information:

Keywords: Universal Health Services, Inc., Kirkland , Dietary Aide, Other , Kirkland, Washington

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