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Dietary Services Assistant - OALH Dietary - Full Time (Open)

Company: Ochsner Clinic Foundation
Location: Jennings
Posted on: May 19, 2023

Job Description:

This job performs a variety of patient food services, cafeteria food services, dish room duties and other related tasks. Prepares and portions food items, sets up stations, serves and replenishes food, and breaks down stations at the end of meal periods. Provides backup support for all cafeteria and tray line positions. Follows established food production policies, procedures and guidelines. Cleans and sanitizes workstations, counters, steam tables and other equipment. Delivers and retrieves trays, maintains reports and logs, and checks diet orders. Orders, receives, and stocks food supplies.EducationRequired - NonePreferred - High School diploma or equivalentWork ExperiencePreferred - 6 months food service experience Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of patient information.
  • Must be proficient with Windows-style applications and keyboard.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally to varying levels of individuals throughout the patient care process
  • Basic math, reading and writing skills
  • Skills to follow menus and production sheets and follows meal patternsJob Duties
    • Participates in food safety practices and related activities including maintaining a clean environment
    • Participates in quality improvement and patient satisfaction practices
    • Completes food preparation tasks with knowledge of special diets and their restrictions in a timely manner.
    • Cross-trains in all aide related jobs
    • Participates in activities for professional development
    • Prepares all assigned food items. Stocks and replenishes all assigned areas with prepared food.
    • Maintains strict sanitation standards in work area
    • Requisitions all necessary food items and ensures par level supplies
    • Delivers and retrieves patient trays and formula feedings
    • Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style.
    • Other related duties as required.Other related duties as required. The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.This employer maintains and complies with its Compliance & Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other compliance-related concerns.The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.Physical and Environmental DemandsThe physical essential functions of this job include (but are not limited to) the following: Frequently exerting 10 to 20 pounds of force to move objects; occasionally exerting up to 100 pounds of force. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for sedentary work. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Mechanical lifting devices (e.g. carts, dollies, etc.) or team lifts should be utilized.Must be able to stoop, bend, reach and grab with arms and hands, manual dexterity.Must be able to stand for prolonged periods of time.Must be able to travel throughout and between the facilities.Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue.The incumbent works in a patient care area; works in an area where patients enter; works directly with patients; and/or works with specimens that could contain diseases. There may be an occupational risk for exposure to all communicable diseases.Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport, storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.

Keywords: Ochsner Clinic Foundation, Lake Charles , Dietary Services Assistant - OALH Dietary - Full Time (Open), Other , Jennings, Louisiana

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