Dietary Aide

La Vergne, TN
AHC Vanco
Posted 04/11/2024
$18,000.00-$28,000.00 per year


The Dietary Aide is to assist with various dietary functions as directed, assigned, or instructed.  Responsibilities include setting up beverages, meals, utensils in preparation for and delivery of food service to patients as well as clean up duties.  All tasks are expected to be performed in accordance with applicable federal and state regulations and established facility procedures and policies.



To perform this job, an individual must accomplish each essential function satisfactorily, with or without a reasonable accommodation.  

• Set tables, serve food and clear tables

• Remove food trays from carts, dining rooms, etc.; transport to washing area

• Dispose of garbage and trash; keep work areas clean, dry and free of hazardous items

• Assist in establishing food service production line to ensure that meals are prepared on time

• Assist in and/or direct scheduled cleaning duties

• Assist cook in preparing meals

• Wash dishes using correct procedure

• Sweep, mop, and maintain dietary floors and work areas

• Dispose of garbage and trash, keep work areas clean, dry and free of hazardous items

• Participate in surveys made by authorized government agencies

• Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor



• Follow established safety and infection control regulations and policies

• Report disrepair of kitchen and dietary appliances, equipment, etc.

• Report accidents and incidents to supervisor immediately in all situations

• Participate in on-going educational programs related to the job

• Maintain confidentiality of all patient information and facility business

• Follow established universal precautions and isolation procedures

• Encourage an atmosphere of optimism, warmth and interest in patients’ personal and health care needs

• Report complaints and grievances to supervisor

• Communication and active listening skills

• Successful completion of required training

• Handle multiple priorities effectively

• Reliable transportation



• Education: 

o Minimum of completion of tenth (10th) grade in high school

• Experience: 

o Healthcare experience preferred


• Does not have supervisory responsibilities 

• Supervisor frequently determines priorities



• Audio-Visual:  Good

• Hearing:  Good  

• Ability to lift to 40 pounds

• Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, kneeling, pushing, pulling, and use of hands

• Work is typically performed in a standard long-term facility environment; well-lit and mostly comfortable but may vary dependent upon tasks:

o Occasional increased temperatures while working in dish room; 

o Occasional below freezing temperatures when stocking freezer

• Above-average conversational noise is frequent

• Position may require flexible hours or unscheduled overtime 


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



This Organization is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status, or any other characteristic(s) protected by federal, state, and local laws. This Organization will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities should a request for an accommodation be made. A key part of this policy is to provide equal employment opportunity regarding all terms and conditions of employment and in all aspects of a person's relationship with the Organization including recruitment, hiring, promotions, upgrading positions, conditions of employment, compensation, training, benefits, transfers, discipline, and termination of employment.



  • 8th Grade or better


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