Dietary Aide
Consulate Health Care - Omaha, NE

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Dietary Aide

Purpose of Your Job Position

As a Consulate Health Care Dietary Aide , the primary purpose of your job position is to prepare food in accordance with current applicable federal, state, and local standards, guidelines and regulations, with our established policies and procedures, and as may be directed by the Director of Dining Services, to ensure that quality food service is provided at all times.

Job Functions

As Dietary Aide, you are responsible for preparing food in accordance with established menus, recipes, and sanitary standards. You will oversee the work of other dietary personnel assisting with food service preparation, as well as assuming other responsibilities in the absence of the Director of Dining Services or Dietitian. No supervisory function.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Review menus prior to preparation of food.
  • Inspect special diet trays to ensure that the correct diet is served to the resident.
  • Perform administrative requirements such as completing necessary forms, reports, and temperature records; submit to the Director of Dining Services.
  • Coordinate food service with other departments as necessary.
  • Process diet changes and new diets as received from Nursing Services, in the absence of the Dining Services Director.
  • Adhere to menus and portion control standards, including those for special diets when preparing and serving meals.
  • Provide input into development/revision of master menus and modified diet menus.
  • Make only authorized food substitutions.
  • Record food and temperature prior to the start of each meal.
  • Maintain knowledge of current nutritional practice regarding therapeutic diets.
  • Participate in department/facility meetings, as required.
  • Develop and maintain a good working rapport with inter-department personnel as well as with other departments within the facility to ensure that food service can be properly maintained to meet the needs of the residents.
  • Prepare and serve meals that are palatable and appetizing in appearance.
  • Prepare and serve bedtime snacks, according to the established menu.
  • Ensure that appropriate equipment and utensils are provided with the resident’s meal tray.
  • Review tray card to assure that current food information is consistent with foods served.
  • Prepare and serve substitute foods to residents who refuse foods served.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.


  • One (1) year food experience in a supervisory capacity in a hospital, nursing care facility, or other related medical facility preferred.
  • Experience with quantity food preparation.
  • Demonstrate cooking skills and ability to follow established menus and receipts.
  • Knowledge of proper nutritional requirements.

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