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Dietary Service Worker

at The Legacy Rehab and Care Center

Posted: 3/6/2019
Job Reference #: 201653655
Keywords: diet

Job Description


  • Deliver food to residents in the dining room and room service.
  • Take food orders from various departments.
  • Clean dishes as needed and assigned within the department including:
    • Operate dish washing equipment.
    • Distribute and store clean pots, dishes and utensils.
    • Clean and sanitize production equipment, work surfaces and kitchen according to cleaning schedules and as needed
    • Empty trash containers as required.
    • Maintain assigned work station in a safe and sanitary condition.
    • Assist in receiving, labeling, and storing food and supplies
    • Complete assigned cleaning assignments as scheduled each shift
    • Perform defined work routines, using various dietary utensils, supplies and equipment
    • Provide assistance to the cook with food preparation as necessary
    • Assist with completing meal service at scheduled times
    • Assist in arranging resident diet cards, taking orders, loading food carts and serving meals with proper technique.
    • Set up the dining room and serve residents in an efficient manner
    • Be knowledgeable of Federal, State, and facilities’ rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
    • All other assigned tasks


  • Knowledge of:

    • Various kitchen equipment functions
    • Food preparation techniques
    • Basic measuring techniques 
    • Infection control practices
    • Sanitization techniques
    • Infection control practices

    Skill in:

    • Use and care of equipment, tools and materials used in food preparation activities.
    • Basic math (addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, and fractions)
    • Working independently to complete daily activities according to work schedule.
    • Following and maintaining safety standards.
    • Following and effectively communicating verbal and written instructions.

    Ability to:

    • Identify when a situation cannot be handled and know when to ask for help.
    • Be sensitive to residents and family members and respond in a professional manner.
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with associate personnel, residents and resident family members.
    • Read and write clearly.
    • Understand and follow, quickly and accurately, oral and written instructions.
    • Maintain confidentiality and work under pressure in a dynamic environment with changing demands and priorities.
    • Comply with facility policies and procedures.

    Regular contacts with associate personnel, residents, resident family members and visitors.


    • Must be able to work with chemicals and cleaning agents
    • Must be able to work in hot/cold/humid/noisy environment
    • This position is very active and requires constant physical activities including standing, walking, lifting, bending, stooping, pulling, kneeling stretching, turning, grasping and reaching all day.
    • Visual acuity to determine the accuracy, thoroughness and quality of work assigned.
    • Aural acuity to receive detailed information through oral communication, often from persons with speech impairment.
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. 
    • The employee must frequently lift and/or move items over 45 50 pounds and occasionally up to 60 pounds.
    • This job operates in a health care setting.  This role requires regular walking to various locations around the facility. 
    • This role routinely comes into contact with residents who may have contagious illnesses.
    • This is a position in a health care facility that is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Rotating shifts as well as holiday and work during inclement weather will be required. 
    • Safety-sensitive position pursuant to A.R.S. 23-493.


    • High School Diploma or G.E.D preferred
    • Prior dishwashing and service experience preferred


    • Attend mandatory nursing meetings and continuing education classes that are designated mandatory.
    • Obtain/maintain Arizona Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Card at employee’s expense.
    • Obtain/maintain CPR Certification.
    • Complete annual Tuberculosis Testing.
    • Complete required 12 hours of annual in-service training.
    • Obtain/maintain valid Food Handlers Card.

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