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Dietary Aide II (PRN)

Company: Aspen Valley Hospital
Location: Carbondale
Posted on: October 7, 2021

Job Description:

Under supervision, assists with preparation and service of meals to patients, staff, visitors and outside contracts. Position may include assisting with: dishwashing, operating cash register, taking food orders from patients over the phone prior to creating those meals and delivering them to patient rooms.


Consistently maintains high standards of personal hygiene, facility and equipment sanitation and cleanliness in all work practices. Complies with department policies and procedures, the local Health Department and Joint Commission standards for safe food handling including: appropriate labeling and dating of all foods, avoiding cross contamination, proper temperature maintenance of all foods, consistent handwashing, appropriate use of gloves and hair restraints.

Performs daily cleaning in all work areas (specifically the café front line and dining room) by washing counters, tables, equipment, emptying trash, picking up newspapers and so forth. Assures areas are sanitized, clean and pleasing to customers.

Maintains competency on all equipment and departmental procedures.


Demonstrates purposeful service excellence through exceeding patient and coworker expectations.

Represents the department/hospital as a dedicated, courteous, and responsive employee


Records pertinent documentation in accordance with regulatory requirements, professional standards and hospital policy.

Adheres to federal, state and hospital rules and regulations concerning HIPAA privacy and security.

Follows Hospital compliance plan and policies, including the Code of Conduct.

Participates in required training for compliance related activities (HIPAA, Compliance, Patient Safety, TJC, etc.)


Assists in patient meal service by following room service policy and procedure. Checks diets according to diet sheet and calls nurses station for clarification if needed. Works to assist in meeting needs for modified diets and special requests if able. Communicates menu needs to appropriate staff for preparation.

Accurately assembles cold food items for patients, café salad bar, and outside contracts. Dishes and garnishes desserts for quality presentation. Makes appetizing sandwiches and assures salad bar is fresh and filled with a variety of items.

Assists with meal service including preparation of outside contract meals, serving customers in the cafeteria, and preparing and delivering trays when ordered through room service system.

Handles multiple tasks in the café to efficiently serve staff and visitors. Cooks short orders on the grill, makes milkshakes and serves all needs of the customer in the cafeteria. Prioritizes work to assure smooth operation during busy meal times.

Operates cash register accurately and understands pertinent aspects of POS system including setting up new accounts and applying payments. If register goes down, knows how to re-boot and call IT for help if needed. Counts cash in drawer and maintain adequate change.

Assists with catering preparation as instructed by the cook.

Assists dishwasher and takes responsibility for dishes in their absence. Retrieves dirty tray cart from PCU, collects leftover staff and patient trays, and carts from catering events to bring back to kitchen for cleaning. Scrapes, sorts, stacks, loads and unloads dishes from the dish machine to the proper place of storage.

Safely operates and maintains a variety of kitchen equipment including ovens, grills, toasters, blenders, slicer, etc. Writes work orders as needed, communicates problems to manager and others, and works with engineering to assure follow-through on work orders.

Performs daily stocking of supplies to the kitchen, patient kitchenettes, café front line and dining room. Consistently stocks each area adequately for the next shift, working ahead if time permits.

Assists in putting away and rotating incoming stock. Assures stock is put away during shift or within 24 hrs.


Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own professional decision making and professional growth.

Participates and contributes to departmental meetings and activities.


Demonstrates the ability to assess and interact with customers of all ages, recognizing language and learning barriers, and technology challenges.

• Previous experience in a food service institution desirable

• Ability to concentrate and show attention to detail
• Relatively high degree of analytical abilities
• Strong interpersonal skills required
• Ability to work independently

• Ability to read and communicate effectively in English

• Normal patient care environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust and temperature
• May be exposed to communicable diseases through normal or careless performance of responsibilities
• May be exposed to mechanical dangers associated with mechanical devices
• May be exposed to stressful situations

Our hire-in rates of pay are based on years of relevant experience. Listed below are our hire-in rates for the position, which includes: minimum pay (no relevant experience) and mid-point (12 or more years).

PRN Minimum = $15.83/hr

PRN Mid-Point = $20.63/hr

PRN Benefits: As an employee you will be eligible to purchase discounted bus passes for transportation to and from work, discounted ski pass options, 457B, and also participate in a number of AVH hosted programs including cell phone discounts or computer software. There are no health insurance, PTO or any other benefits (not listed above) associated with PRN status.

Previous work experience may or may not include (but not limited to): Food service worker, waitress / waiter, bartender, bar back, dishwasher, entry level food service, customer service, CNA, Diet Aid, Diet Aide, Nutritional Services, Kitchen help, high school graduate, busser, bussing tables, fast food worker, hostess, host, food server, cook, sous chef, entry level healthcare positions, catering server, catering cook.

Keywords: Aspen Valley Hospital, Snowmass , Dietary Aide II (PRN), Other , Carbondale, Colorado

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