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Dietary Aide - (125123)

Universal Health Services
Anchorage, AK 99501
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JOB DESCRIPTION: The purpose of the Dietary Aide is to ensure the delivery of healthy, desirable, and cost effective dietary services to patients, staff, and guests of the organization.


  1. Politely greets and serves meals to all cafeteria customers; ensures food is placed on the serving line in a timely manner.
  2. Cleans work area as necessary or assigned ensuring the dining area is kept clean after and during meal times.
  3. Accepts and reconciles deliveries; puts away stock; monitors the use of supplies and notifies supervisor when supplies are limited.
  4. Assists the cook and dietary supervisor in food preparation; sets up buffet lines or salad bars.
  5. Performs other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: High School Diploma. Experience working in a kitchen with equipment such as knives, slicers, mixers, and dishwashers is a plus.


  1. Ability to perform assignments with minimal supervision;
  2. Ability to work successfully under highly stressful conditions;
  3. Ability to make sound, independent judgments based on scientific and/or ethical principles;
  4. Capability of adapting to varying workloads and work assignments on a constant basis;
  5. Effective comprehensive reading skills, strong communication skills - both written and verbal.
  6. This candidate must also have knowledge of the essential hygiene factors involved in preparation, cleansing products and the appropriate methods of cleansing a variety of surfaces.
  7. The ability to read, convert, and adjust mathematical measurements for assisting in recipe adjustments is also required.


  • Must be able to complete new hire requirements such as State of Alaska Background Check and Drug Testing.
  • Must be able to obtain a food handlers card within 30 days of hire.
  • Must be able to demonstrate special training, knowledge and skills specific to age groups, as well as job and/or program specific competency within the first three (3) months of training.
  • Must complete all mandatory in-services annually.
  • Must be tested for Tuberculosis with a PPD skin test or chest x-ray upon hire; PPD skin test required annually or chest x-ray annually thereafter.

GENERAL WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Working conditions for all employees are as follows, but not limited to a psychiatric hospital setting; some risk involved in the event of aggressive patient(s); work load may include day, evening, night, weekend and/or holiday shifts. Employees occasionally exposed to blood borne pathogens. Employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions, extreme heat (non-weather), toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of fire or explosion, and risk of electric shock. Frequently exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather) and extreme cold (non-weather), and regularly exposed to loud noise levels. Subject to a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current and exposure to high heat. May be exposed to conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin, such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or lessened ventilation.

Mental demands described herein are representative of those which must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job, but are not limited to the ability to remain calm in a stressful environment; and the emotional stability, physical stamina and agility to handle stress and respond quickly and effectively to emergency situations.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Requirements include, but are not limited to the ability to communicate effectively with employees; the ability to effectively utilize communication equipment; the physical agility to perform dietary work tasks; the ability to read and write.

  • Must frequently utilize physical ability for standing or sitting for long periods of time.
  • Must occasionally utilize physical ability for fingering or manual dexterity, repetitive finger motion, lifting or exerting force up to 50 lbs., crouching or stooping and seeing with correction for depth perception.
  • Must regularly utilize physical ability for speaking, hearing, and seeing with correction for close and distance vision, color discrimination, peripheral vision, depth perception and focusing ability. Speaking and hearing may be necessary for conversing with and assessing employees.
  • Mental demands include but are not limited to emotional stability, physical stamina and agility to handle stress and respond quickly and effectively to emergency situations.


Stove Food Carts Knives/forks/spoons

Trash Bins Coffee Maker Food/Serving trays

Ovens Grill Dish machine/dishes

Microwave oven Cleaning tools Gloves/mitts

Steamer Slicer Pots/Pans

Toaster Food Beverage dispensing machines

Fryer Electric Mixer Small hand tools/appliances

Telephone, computer, copier, fax machine, video player, small hand tools, writing instruments.

Posted: 2020-02-20 Expires: 2020-04-02

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Anchorage, AK 99501

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