How to Hire a Dietary Aide

Does your growing business need a Dietary Aide? Dietary Aides work to ensure your patients and clients are receiving sufficient nutrition in their diets.

Here are some tips to help you find great Dietary Aide candidates and make the right hire for your facility.

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Dietary Aide search for Jobs on Indeed*

440,905

job seekers clicked on dietary aide jobs

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resumes from job seekers with dietary aide experience on Indeed

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dietary aide jobs that received clicks

Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $10.57 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.25$17.95 hourly
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Common
$7.25
$17.95

*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Dietary Aide?

New staff can always be a stressor to your bottom line. A great Dietary Aide hire can help your facility by:

• Ensuring meals delivered to clients are compliant with any special dietary needs or restrictions
• Observe a patient’s food intake and report any adverse reactions to medical staff
• Preparing and serving meals to clients or patients

Skills to look for in a great Dietary Aide

A great Dietary Aide candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• Familiarity with creating and serving clinical diets
• Culinary or food service experience
• Ability to read and execute common recipes
• Strong customer service skills
• Observation and documentation skills
• Able to work quickly and efficiently

Writing a Dietary Aide job description

A thoughtful description is important in finding qualified Dietary Aide candidates. A Dietary Aide job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Dietary Aide jobs, such as:

• Dietary Aide
• Diet Technician
• Part-Time Dietary Aide

Interviewing Dietary Aidecandidates

Strong candidates for Dietary Aide positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• Previous kitchen experience or cooking know-how
• Experience in direct patient care and bedside manner
• Comprehension of common health care confidentiality laws

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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