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Dietary Aide - Per Diem in Hollywood at Southern California Hospitals

Date Posted: 3/28/2019

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Job Description



Dietary Aide

We are hospitals and affiliated medical groups, working closely together for the benefit of every person who comes to us for care. We build comprehensive networks of quality healthcare services that are designed to offer our patients highly coordinated, personalized care and help them live healthier lives. Through collaboration, we strive to provide all of our patients and medical group members with the quality, affordable healthcare they need and deserve.

The Dietary Aide maintains patient profiles, tallies food items, performs tray line assembly, prepares food items for patients, personnel and guests, and performs other assignments as directed by management.  Maintains the cleanliness of department in a safe, sanitary, orderly manner in accordance with standard procedures of the department.



Job Responsibilities/Duties

  • Ensures diet lists are collected from units, including telephone and verbal orders, at designated times.  Tallies food items needed for each diet, prepares menus for each patient and contacts nursing stations for late changes. Considers patients food preferences and meets nutritional needs within diet orders.  Ensures correct meal service to all patients. 
  • Prepares coffee, hot water, iced tea, milk, creamers, etc. for tray line. Prepares cold items for tray line, stocks dry items for tray line, and assembles cold and dry items on patient tray. Accurately checks patient tray line to ensure correct tray service, consistent with departmental standards, for all patient menus. Assists with tray line process (assembles trays, loads carts, transports carts to units, pass to patients).  Toasts bread for patients and prepares and delivers coffee to physicians dining room and administration.
  • Retrieves carts from units at designated times. Strips carts and trays, sorts and rinses dishes and silverware. Collects all plates, pots and pans and washes them per guidelines.  Operates dish machine/washer as indicated by guidelines and training. Ensures detergents and additives are kept at proper levels, stocks and stores washed items, logs dish machine temperatures daily.
  • Maintains high levels of sanitation in department.  Ensures work areas are kept clean, using appropriate sanitation procedures and proper cleaning supplies. Cleans and sanitizes equipment and working tables after each use. Sweeps and mops office area as needed.
  • Ensures merchandise is put away as needed, observing FIFO system. Ensures perishables and meat items are covered, dated, and labeled when received.  Ensures refrigerators and freezer are organized and sanitary. 
  • Takes conscious ownership for work and takes a proactive, deliberate, and thoughtful approach regarding work activities. Demonstrates appropriate use of independent judgement and decision making.  Consistently exhibits appropriate phone protocol.  Demonstrates excellent customer service at all times.  Reports errors, inefficiencies and inaccuracies to management with suggestions for improvement.


Qualifications

Minimum Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent preferred.

Minimum Experience: One (1) year dietary experience preferred. Bilingual skills preferred. Previous healthcare experience preferred. Familiar with dietary processes and techniques. Must be able to read, write and communicate effectively in English. Ability to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence and memos. Ability to multitask and prioritize work. Must demonstrate customer service skills appropriate to the job

Req. Certification/Licensure: Hospital Fire and Life Safety Card (Los Angeles City Employees only) required.



Employee Value Proposition

Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc., is guided by a diverse and highly experienced leadership core. This group maintains the vision that has made Prospect a needed difference-maker in the lives of so many patients today, and many executives contribute to our continued efforts. As a member of our highly effective team of professionals you will receive:

  • Company 401K
  • Medical, dental, vision insurance
  • Paid time-off
  • Life insurance


How to Apply

To apply for this role, or search our other openings, please visit http://pmh.com/careers/ and click on a location to begin your journey to a new career with us!

We are an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status, disability, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or other protected characteristics. If you need special accommodation for the application process, please contact Human Resources.

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Keywords: Dietary Aide, Meal Preparation, Patient Food Delivery, Food Inventory, Food Sanitation, Clean Up, Kitchen Maintenance, Dietician, Diet.



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