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PruittHealth Dietary Aide HCC in Columbia, South Carolina


Assists with food preparation in accordance with our established procedural guidelines, and as may be directed by the Dietary Manager or supervisor. Follows facility procedure for storing, serving and transporting food and supplies. Is also responsible for the cleaning, sanitizing and proper maintenance of equipment.


  1. Follows diet orders and NPO diet orders

  2. Assists cook in preparing meals, desserts and/or snacks for patients/residents; i.e. salads and desserts and other dishes

  3. Uses proper food handling processes, procedures and policies

  4. Delivers trays to patients/residents on halls

  5. Delivers and serves meals to patients/residents in dining area; food and beverages

  6. Prepares between-meal nourishments (make sandwiches, etc.) and serves in accordance with procedural guidelines

  7. Offers menu substitutions and records them in accordance with procedural guidelines

  8. Follows procedures for serving partner meals

  9. Communicates well with patients/residents/clients and family members providing warm and friendly greeting and an approachable attitude to families, visitors, patients/residents/clients and responds to expressed concerns while displaying a helpful, caring demeanor. Answers questions when appropriate in a professional manner.


• Cleans tables in the dining area after each meal.

• Cleans work area at the end of shift and after meals, including sweeping and mopping

• Removes garbage from kitchen areas and hoses out garbage containers.

• Complies with infection control policies in the work area.

• Scrapes dishes, washes dishes, pots and pans.

• Records freezer and walk-in refrigerator temperatures in accordance with established procedures.

• Checks stock as needed and stores in an appropriate manner according to facility guidelines

• Stores cleaning material appropriately.

• Sets up tray line and performs tray line service.

• Properly stores leftovers/ opened food.

• Makes coffee/ tea as requested.

• Cleans kitchen equipment such as, carts, tables, counters, ice machine, buckets, blender, mixer, meat slicer, freezer, refrigerator, stove, steamer, garbage disposal, dish machine coffee/ tea maker, steam table etc.

• Operates the coffee & tea maker, dish machine, garbage disposal, mixer, blender, meat slicer and steamer.

• Follows standardized recopies.

• Uses serving equipment (ladle, spoon, scoops, etc.)

• Checks and records water temperature (dishwasher, pat and pan sink, etc.)

• Checks dishwasher with sanitizer strips.

• Checks chemical levels and replaces if needed

• Participates in center/agency surveys (Licensure / JCAHO) and any subsequently required reports.

• Attends and participate in continuing educational programs to keep abreast of changes in your field as well as to maintain current license/certification, as required.

• Attends and participates in mandatory in-services.

• Honors patients/residents’ rights to fair and equitable treatment, self-determination, individuality, privacy, property and civil rights, including the right to wage complaints.

• Complies with corporate compliance program.

• Reports job-related functions/tasks that involve occupational hazards including exposure to blood and body fluids and others as necessary.

• Follows established safety regulations, to include fire protection & prevention, smoking regulations, infection control, etc.

• Follows established safety procedures when performing tasks and/or working with equipment.


Sufficient education to demonstrate functional literacy


None, on-the-job training is provided

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: (Preferred qualifications)

Previous food service and/or food preparation experience preferred, long term care dietary experience is preferred

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