DA - Dietary Aide
NMS Healthcare - Hagerstown, MD

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Name:Date of Hire:Date of Review:
Supervisory Responsibilities: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
Education and/or Experience: Ahigh school graduate and previous institutional dietary service experience is preferred.
Language Skills: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, and follow recipe directions, diet orders, tray cards, and work assignments, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. Successful completion of State Approved Nurse Assistant Training and Competency Evaluation Program; Name must appear on State Registry as Geriatric Nurse Assistant in good standing. Numerical ability is necessary for recipe preparation and proper measuring of cleaning agents and chemicals, as well as good motor coordination and manual dexterity are required for various work routines such as preparing food items, serving trays, handling soiled dishes, operating dietary equipment and cleaning work area.
Mathematical Skills: Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume and distance.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
Physical Demands: 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Every effort has been made to make your job description as complete as possible. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is a logical assignment to the position.

N = Not applicable
1 = Unsatisfactory
2 = Meets All Requirements
3 = Exceeds All Requirements
4 = Outstanding
Completes all assigned tasks in a timely manner.
Always displays a positive attitude.
Treats residents, visitors and fellow employees with courtesy, respect and dignity.
Adheres to established dress code.
Meets acceptable Company attendance requirements.
Knowledge of the daily menus being served and ability to articulate its ingredients.
Follows established safety and infection control precautions, policies and procedures.
Attends and participates in in-service training programs as mandated by regulatory agencies/Company policy.
Accepts work assignments from supervisor willingly and takes ownership of job responsibilities.
Follows Company meal and break policy.
Uses supplies without wasting.
Follows Federal and State long-term care regulations and Dietary Department policies and procedures.
Follows cleaning schedules and perform cleaning duties as scheduled.
Washes and store dishes.
Assists in receiving and storing food and supplies.
Follows defined safety codes while performing all duties.
Prepares meals and garnishments daily.
Serves on tray line as needed.
Assists others with the preparation of food for special functions.
Maintains clean and sanitary work area.
Sets up food for tray line in appropriate sized pans.
Pulls and preps for next day's production.
Checks and cleans tray lines as needed.
Performs any miscellaneous work assignments as may be required.
TO BE COMPLETED BY HR: No preventable incidents/accidents in the past twelve months
(Score 2 for none, 0 for any)

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