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Dietary Aide

Dedicated Nursing Associates, a medical staffing firm, has current openings for Dietary Aides. If you are experienced in providing quality care to those who need assistance, we want you on our team! With DNA, you choose where you want to work, when you want to work, and how often you want to work.

Occupational Summary:

As a Dietary Aide, you will perform a variety of duties to ensure the proper distribution of prepared foods to patients, cafeteria guests, and catered events.

Reports To: Dietary Coordinator or Cook

Supervises: None


  1. Demonstrates a strong work ethic and critical thinking skills.
  2. Excel in a fast-paced environment.
  3. High School Diploma or GED
  4. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
  5. Six months experience in food service is preferred.
  6. Regularly required to stand, walk, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
  7. Ability to reach with hands and arms.
  8. Ability to talk and hear.
  9. Frequently required to sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  10. Must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  11. Follow standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  1. As a Dietary Aide, you will perform a variety of duties to ensure proper distribution of prepared foods to patients, cafeteria guests, and catered events.
  2. Accurately sets up and delivers patient trays and nourishments.
  3. Distribute correct portions of food and beverage items.
  4. Demonstrates working knowledge of specific therapeutic diets.
  5. Follows department standards and procedures.
  6. Utilizes and rotates food products, and appropriately stores leftovers, labels, and dates food items.
  7. Perform other duties as assigned.

Dedicated Nursing Associates offers employees the following benefits:

  • Weekly pay
  • Paid time off
  • Referral bonus plan
  • Medical and dental benefits
  • 401k with match
  • Flexible opportunities range from 40+ Hours per week, As Needed (PRN), Contract and Travel Assignment


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and talk or hear assessing/communicating with patients and staff. The employee frequently is required to use their hands, handle, or feel. Occasionally the employee is required to reach into a meal cart. The employee must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

This job description does not list all the duties of the job. The supervisors or managers may ask you to perform other duties. You will be evaluated in part based on your performance of the tasks listed in this job description.

The employer has the right to revise this job description at any time. The job description is not an employment contract and either you or the employer may terminate employment at any time for any reason.


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Dedicated Nursing Associates, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer