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Food Service Aide


Food and Nutrition


Food and Nutrition




6:00 AM - 2:30 PM & 10:30 AM - 7:00 PM Rotating


Minimum Entry Level Qualifications:

1. Experience and/or level of competency: Ability to effectively communicate in English, both verbally and in writing. Additional languages preferred. Basic computer knowledge and Waitressing experience.

2. Academic Preparation: High school graduate or equivalent (GED).

General Description:

Under the direct supervision of the Nutritional Services Director or Supervisor, the Nutritional Services Worker I performs a variety of patient food service and dish duties.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Prepares food trays for general and therapeutic diets.
  • Prepares and delivers items as requested by patient care units or patients.
  • Maintains trayline in a clean, neat and organized manner.
  • Prepares special diet foods as necessary.
  • Delivers food carts to patient care units. Returns carts to kitchen at designated times.
  • Loads and oversees dishwashers.
  • Washes specified items by hand, i.e., pots, pans, knives.
  • Disposes of trash and garbage in appropriate manner and as needed.
  • Puts clean dishes and utensils away.
  • Mops floors as scheduled and as necessary.
  • Cleans walk-in refrigerators and storage areas.
  • Assists in preparing salads, desserts and nourishment.
  • Performs special cleaning duties as assigned by the Nutritional Services Director/ Supervisor.
  • Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.
  • Treats patients and families with respect and dignity.
  • Observes infection control practices at all times.
  • Participates in departmental performance improvement activities.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
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