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Dietary Aide (Per Diem) - (199362)

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Deltek Talent Management - Dietary Aide (Per Diem) - (199362)

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Dietary Aide (Per Diem) - (199362)

Facility Name
North Star Behavioral Health
ANCHORAGE, AK 99508 US (Primary)
Career Area
Support & Entry Level
Job Description

The purpose of the Dietary Aide is to ensure the delivery of healthy, desirable, and cost effective dietary services to patients, staff, and guests of the organization. The Dietary Aide:

  • Politely greets and serves meals to all cafeteria customers; ensures food is placed on the serving line in a timely manner.
  • Cleans work area as necessary or assigned ensuring the dining area is kept clean after and during meal times.
  • Accepts and reconciles deliveries; puts away stock; monitors the use of supplies and notifies supervisor when supplies are limited.
  • Assists the cook and dietary supervisor in food preparation; sets up buffet lines or salad bars.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Must have a HS diploma. Experience working in a kitchen with equipment such as knives, slicers, mixers, and dishwashers is a plus.

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS: Must have the ability to perform assignments with minimal supervision; ability to work successfully under highly stressful conditions; ability to make sound, independent judgments based on scientific and/or ethical principles; capability to adapt to varying workloads and work assignments on a constant basis; have effective comprehensive reading skills, strong communication skills, written and verbal; have knowledge of essential hygiene factors involved in preparation, cleansing products, and the appropriate methods of cleansing a variety of surfaces; and the ability to read, convert, and adjust mathematical measurements for assisting in recipe adjustments.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OF THE POSITION: Must be able to complete new hire requirements such as the State of Alaska background check and drug testing; able to obtain a food handlers' card within 30 days of hire; able to obtain a Serv Safe certification within 6 months of hire; demonstrate special training, knowledge, and skills specific to cooking and/or program-specific competencies within the first 3 months of training; complete all mandatory in-services annually; and be tested for Tuberculosis with a PPD skin test or chest x-ray upon hire; PPD skin test required annually or chest x-ray required annually thereafter.

GENERAL WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Working conditions for all employees are as follows, but not limited to a psychiatric hospital setting; some risk involved in the event of aggressive patient(s); work load may include day, evening, night, weekend and/or holiday shifts.  Employees occasionally exposed to blood borne pathogens. Employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions, extreme heat (non-weather), toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of fire or explosion, and risk of electric shock.  Frequently exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather) and extreme cold (non-weather), and regularly exposed to loud noise levels.  Subject to a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current and exposure to high heat.  May be exposed to conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin, such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or lessened ventilation. Mental demands described herein are representative of those which must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job, but are not limited to the ability to remain calm in a stressful environment; and the emotional stability, physical stamina and agility to handle stress and respond quickly and effectively to emergency situations.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Requirements include, but are not limited to, the ability to communicate with employees; the ability to effectively utilize communication equipment; the physical agility to manage patients (ambulatory, non-ambulatory and physically aggressive); the ability to read, write and spend a great deal of time of a computer. Additionally, you must frequently utilize physical ability for standing for long periods of time; regularly utilize physical ability for speaking, hearing, and seeing with correction for close and distance vision, color discrimination, peripheral vision, depth perception and focusing ability. Speaking and hearing may be necessary for conversing with and assessing employees. May occasionally utilize physical ability for fingering or manual dexterity, repetitive finger motion, lifting or exerting force up to 50 lbs., crouching or stooping and seeing with correction for depth perception. Mental demands include but are not limited to emotional stability, physical stamina and agility to handle stress and respond quickly and effectively to emergency situations.

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