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Dietary Aide Day Shift 6am to 2pm

Company: Allegra Nursing and Rehab
Location: Jackson
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Allegra Nursing and Rehab - Summary:
This is a Part-time afternoon postion. Applicants will assists with the preparation and service of food using proper food handling and food safety techniques for residents, as well as employees and special events, that tastes good and is served at the proper temperature and in an attractive manner in accordance with established standards. Maintains a clean and safe working environment in accordance with established standards.
Education: High school graduation or GED
Licenses/Certification: Safe serve certification preferred
Experience: Experience in food service desired.
Essential Functions:

  • Prepares and/or pre-portions food (such as beverages, salads, desserts and other items assigned by the supervisor) for regular and therapeutic diets according to the planned menu for meals and snacks, as well as employees and special events, as instructed.
  • Prepares and/or pre-portions food using proper food handling and food safety techniques according to established policies, procedures, guidelines and regulations.
  • Makes only authorized changes to the planned menu and records the change according to established policy.
  • Ensures that food is served in an attractive, appetizing manner.
  • Utilizes standardizes recipes to prepare menu items.
  • Ensures that meals and snacks are delivered to designated areas according to established time schedules.
  • Ensures that the proper quantity of food is prepared and/or pre-portioned as directed and within established time schedules.
  • Maintains the proper temperature of food during preparation and service. Records temperatures of food according to established procedures.
  • Serves resident meals/snacks accurately in accordance with the planned menu, the resident's diet order, and food preferences.
  • Uses the correct portion control utensils during the preparation, pre-portioning, and service of food.
  • Labels, dates, and stores food properly according to established policies.
  • Ensures that refrigerator/freezer temperatures are within the appropriate range. Records temperatures on appropriate logs and reports and discrepancies to the supervisor.
  • Washes dishes, etc. according to established procedures for manual and/or automatic dish washing. Records water temperature and/or sanitizer on designated logs. Reports and problems with proper water temperature or sanitizer to the supervisor in a timely manner.
  • Keeps work area clean and uncluttered during preparation and service of food.
  • Preforms cleaning assignments according to established policies and utilizes the proper cleaning chemicals.
  • Preforms duties using proper infection control techniques and using protective equipment as needed.
  • Ensures that dishes, etc. are readily available for the next meal. Stores dishes, etc. in the proper location in a way to prevent contamination.
  • Assists in receiving, storing and verifying invoices for incoming food, supplies, etc. as indicated by the supervisor.
  • Ensure that an adequate supply of food, supplies, etc. is available at all times. Reports inadequate stock levels to the supervisor in a timely manner.
  • Uses food supplies and equipment in an efficient and economic manner to prevent waste.
  • Maintains the security of the department.
  • Performs all duties using proper safety techniques.
  • Operates equipment according to manufacturer and supervisory direction. Maintains equipment in clean and safe operating condition. Reports all equipment problems to supervisor promptly.
  • Completes tasks according to established time schedules.
  • Makes recommendations to supervisor regarding improvements in recipes, menus, production and service of food, equipment, etc. to enhance the quality of the food service.
  • Works cooperatively as a team member with co-workers in all departments of the Nursing Center.
  • Interacts appropriately and in a positive manner with residents, families, and visitors.
  • Demonstrates professional conduct and ethics according to Company policies, procedures and standards of practice.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Attends in-service education and applies instruction to job.


    • Knowledge of safe food preparation and handling techniques.
    • Ability to read and write at a level appropriate for the job.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with residents and their family members.
    • Ability to be patient and polite.
    • Ability to be accurate, concise and detail-oriented.
    • Ability to read, speak, understand and communicate effectively in English through verbal and written means.

      This description is designed to indicate the general nature and level of work for this position. It is not intended to describe minor duties or other responsibilities that may be periodically assigned.

Keywords: Allegra Nursing and Rehab, Ann Arbor , Dietary Aide Day Shift 6am to 2pm, Other , Jackson, Michigan

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