Featured Job: Medical Diet Aid

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  • Prepares and serves residents therapeutically correct diets while following the established nutrition services menu and practicing the standards for safe food handling preparation.
  • Prepares the dining room or tray line area for breakfast and lunch meal service completing the standard pre-meal chores.
  • Completes resident food requests using correct portion control measures established in the Portion Control Standards Guide following food preparation records.
  • Transports food and may serve residents following the established standards for food handling and meal service.
  • Prepares each resident’s meal following established service standards honoring individual therapeutic and/or texture modified needs.
  • Remains alert and responds to all residents’ needs and concerns.
  • Provides meal census information to the manager completing the meal census report and assists in the maintenance of the quality assurance meal record log.
  • Readies the dining room or tray line area for the next meal by completing the standard post-meal chores including the restocking of food, condiments and service ware as needed.
  • Follows the department’s cleaning schedule; responsible for practicing the standard cleaning procedures.
  • Maintains a tray card or menu on each resident that indicates name, diet and food preferences utilized for breakfast and lunch meal service.
  • Communicates any equipment maintenance concerns detected to the nutrition service manager.
  • Follows all safety standards communicating observed safety concerns to immediate supervisor.

Job Requirements

  • High school education
  • Six months previous food / health service experience required.


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