Dietary Job Description

Dietary Job Description

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Dietary provides clinical expertise relating to all approved diets; guides patients through the room service process by phone and communicates with hospital staff regarding diet order information.

Dietary Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective dietary job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included dietary job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Assembles food trays for regular & modified diets per patient diet order/request
Collect patient meal orders over the phone and enter them into a room service computer system
Work with patients to adjust meal selections to fit within their diet restrictions
Patient visits to distribute diet information
Work in coordination with the RD, RN, patient
Complete meal rounds as assigned
Other office or kitchen-related tasks as assigned
Prepares and sets-up cold foods
Prepares in-between meal nourishment for patient food service
Fills food supply orders for hospital patient units and departments

Dietary Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Dietary

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR, CDM, SAFE, SERV, CDR

Education for Dietary

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the dietary job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as High School and Associate Degree in Education, Nutrition, Dietetics, Associates, General Education, Science, Supervision, Management, Culinary Arts, Food and Nutrition

Skills for Dietary

Desired skills for dietary include:

Practices and procedures the laws
Guidelines governing functions in the post-acute care facility
Modified diets
Web based software
Ability to adapt to changes in software programs
Therapeutic diets to ensure meal orders are process accurately
Quantity and quality cooking
Portion control and quality assurance
HACCP Guidelines

Desired experience for dietary includes:

Hours vary according to shift
Some kitchen experience preferred
Dining experience preferred
Ability to read and comprehend recipes or instructions on prepackaged products
Experience as a dietary aide in a healthcare enviornmant
Minimum one year education in nutrition OR equivalent combination of education/experience healthcare food service experience combined (one year of education equals one year of experience) required

Dietary Examples


Dietary Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a dietary. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for dietary
  • Assist the clinical dietitian and diet technicians in planning menus and food production
  • Accurately calculate therapeutic diet restrictions
  • Check the accuracy of patient trays at mealtimes
  • Prepares cafeteria for service of meals
  • Assists with serving nutritious, appealing meals to residents
  • Completed production sheets and temperature logs as needed
  • Pans prepared food per production sheets and labels properly
  • Prepares cold foods such as salads desserts, sandwiches etc for patients cafeteria catered functions according to production sheets and written/oral instructions
  • Sets up stations before meal service
  • Visits patient for verbal menu selection
Qualifications for dietary
  • One year education in nutrition preferred
  • A minimum of six months recent work experience in a healthcare field and/or large-volume food preparation
  • OR any combination of education and experience that would demonstrate the capability to perform the duties of the position
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with a variety of personnel and demonstrate strong customer service skills
  • Two years food services experience preferred
  • High School diploma or equivalent (General Equivalency Degree or four years of direct experience)

Dietary Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a dietary. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for dietary
  • Cleans & sanitizes work areas storage areas pantries floors refrigerators equipment
  • Sweeps/mops floor & performs assigned special cleaning duties
  • Washes pots according to pot washing instructions and fills out logs
  • Collects/disposes of trash/garbage as needed
  • Collects all soiled trays and returns them to dish room in a timely manner
  • Prepares & delivers late trays to patients on the units and ER
  • Tends & loads dish machine
  • Maintains established dept Policies and Procedures objective QI programs safety environment & IC standards
  • Assists with catering events as needed
  • Assemble ingredients and supplies to prepare foods according to standard recipes
Qualifications for dietary
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English perform basic arithmetic calculations
  • One year dietetic patient care experience and two years food service related work experience preferred
  • If you're ready to help provide the highest quality meals and dietary services to our deserving residents, I?d love to meet with YOU! ?We are seeking a qualified Dietary Aide to join our team of dedicated healthcare professionals.?
  • Ability to read and apply weights and measurements to recipes
  • Two years experience as a cook, aide, or kitchen worker
  • Healthcare, school or commercial food service experience

Dietary Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a dietary. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for dietary
  • Portions and serves food to customers
  • Prepares sandwiches, salad items, and desserts
  • Prepares workstation, providing station with food and utensils
  • Maintains daily leftover and temperature logs for refrigerator and food items
  • Maintains inventory of items by counting items on shelves and replenishing according to par levels
  • Cleans and sanitizes work area before and after shift
  • Accurately handles cash (taking in money/making correct change) and assures cash verification matches receipts
  • Operates equipment and ensures that a food is ready at designated time
  • Assists in tray line and in cafeteria as server when needed
  • Prepares food for special functions as assigned
Qualifications for dietary
  • A two year culinary degree preferred
  • A member of the American Culinary Federation preferred
  • Ordering and/or purchasing of food items
  • Able to communicate with fellow employees and with Food Service Director and other departments
  • Able to read, write and understand instruction
  • Knowledge of large-scale food preparation principles and practical understanding of the physical changes that occur during the processing and cooking of food

Dietary Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a dietary. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for dietary
  • Retrieves, washes, and properly stores cooking and serving utensils and equipment
  • Restocks food service supplies as needed
  • Delivering quality food to customers
  • Must have previous dietary experience
  • Portions out and plates food truck and serves
  • Heats patient food, transport food truck and serves meals to patients
  • Prepares sandwiches for cafeteria and special functions
  • Registers customer orders & transacts with money, Accountable for over/under of register
  • Wipes down tables, chairs, tray line, counters, shelves
  • Prepares salad for the salad bar, wraps cakes and pastries
Qualifications for dietary
  • Knowledge of elementary math to use fractions, modify proportions
  • Knowledge of safe food handling techniques
  • Knowledge of principles of sanitation
  • Knowledge of safety procedures for using kitchen equipment and chemicals
  • Current Food Handler Card within 30 days of hire
  • Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of food service and related job duties and be able to follow proper sanitation procedures within three months of employment

Dietary Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a dietary. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for dietary
  • Serve and replenish hot and cold food in cafeteria
  • Assist in the preparation of special functions
  • Sets up and washes all pots, pans, empties garbage cans
  • Keeps the floor and sinks clean, empties garbage cans
  • Rotates, label, dates and puts deliveries away
  • Clean as assigned following proper procedures
  • Set up dining room
  • Clean and sanitizes dishes, pots, pans, and utensils and food service equipment
  • Receiving, stocking and storing dietary food and supplies
  • Operates cash register or cash box and correctly completes cash reconciliation forms and receiving payments
Qualifications for dietary
  • Nutrition Aide related experience/education preferred
  • Basic understanding of PCs including terminology, hardware, software, e-mail, and windows toolbar functionality
  • Must be able to read and/or understand English
  • Two (2) years experience in food service or customer service, preferred
  • Knowledge of culinary equipment safety procedures, required
  • High School diploma or 1 year related experience Good Verbal and written communication skills

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