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Dietary Aide | Full Time

Wesley Homes

This is a Full-time position in Des Moines, WA posted September 21, 2021.

Wesley Des Moines Health Center has an opening for a full time Dietary Aide position up to 40 hours per week. Must be able to work evenings and weekends.

JOB SUMMARY

  1. Dietary Aide performs tasks, which includes, but is not limited to: resident tray set up, pouring beverages for delivery, ensuring proper dates and labels on each, tray delivery and pickup, clear and set up dining room and dishwashing. This position reports to the Assistant Director of Culinary Services.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Maintain sanitation and safety standards. Prepare production list items according to portion control and as indicated by the menu.
  2. Assist cooks as needed and serve at the steam table. Set up dining areas as assigned.
  3. Deliver and pickup room and guest trays and carts.
  4. Wash dishes, pots/pans and pulls clean dishes. Support stocking and rotating product deliveries.
  5. Responsible for general cleaning duties and help to keep walk in refrigerator clean and organized.
  6. Prepare beverages daily, maintains juice machine and set up coffee carts.
  7. Perform other duties and projects as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS

  • Education Background
    • No Education Background required for this position.
  • Licensure, Registration, Certification
    • Current Washington State Food Handler’s Permit.
  • Special Training/Skills
    • Understanding and knowledge of nutrition and diet and related procedures.
    • Knowledge of and practicing sanitation, cleanliness and personal hygiene.
    • Basic computer skills needed.
    • Reliability in attendance and punctuality.
    • Pleasant demeanor, including good communication skills and cooperative attitude when working with staff and residents.
    • Maturity and sensitivity toward employees, residents, visitors and guests.
    • Demonstrated ability to manage time effectively and efficiently.
    • Demonstrated ability to be patience, flexible and adaptable.
    • Demonstrated ability to read, write, speak and understand the English language to communicate with all customers.
  • Work Experience
    • On-the-Job training will be provided.
  • Physical Demands
    • Able to work on ones feet for long periods of time.
    • Able to bend, squat, reach and carry numerous items daily.
    • Able to push loaded carts long distances.
    • Able to push and carry up to 40 pounds on a regular basis.
    • Able to adjust to frequent temperature changes when entering/exiting refrigerators and freezers.
    • Able to work overtime, weekends and holidays as necessary.
    • Understand there is a possibility of cuts, burns and falls in light of good safety measures.

INFECTIOUS RISK CATEGORY

SOME RISK. Likely to have some occupational exposure with patient’s blood or other body fluids. May require protective equipment to be worn during some aspects of direct patient care.

SOME (COVID-19) RISK: Possible occupational exposure to residents or clients with COVID-19. May require personal protective equipment (PPE) to be worn during some aspects or seasons of job.

Wesley is a not for-profit organization that provides a network of services offering a continuum of care for older adults. It is affiliated with the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. Retirement Communities and Health Services for (and by) people who love life.

Wesley is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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