DIETARY AIDE/ASST – Wyoming Behavioral Institute – Casper, WY


JOB TITLE:
Dietary Aide


Work 3 days on – have
FOUR DAYS A WEEK OFF! Work with a GREAT TEAM!

WBI is an Inpatient Behavioral Health Hospital and residential treatment center in Casper, Wyoming. We have a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment with a focus on psychiatric and behavioral health stabilization for patients of all ages across Wyoming and neighboring states. WBI has numerous Psychiatric clinical, therapy, nursing, OT, tech and support teams who all work together for patient care. We are a fast-paced ever growing Clinical Team and we take pride in being a family-friendly, educational, supportive and welcoming work environment.


POSITION SUMMARY:
Serves as Dietary Aide, preparing, delivering, stocking, storing and serving food within guidelines set by the hospital. Helps to cook and prepare food and performs support tasks for the kitchen, preparing food, delivering food to the units, stocking food items. Should be proficient in safe food handling and food storage and temperature maintenance logs. Works as an hourly employee. Expected to give a minimum of two weeks notice prior to voluntary resignation. A probationary period of 180 days is required. Exposed to hot and cold temperatures in the kitchen and storage areas.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Essential Functions:

  • Comply with facility and departmental policies and procedures regarding food services offered.
  • Follow menus and recipes as provided by the Food service Manager and Dietitian.
  • Prepare meals and beverages according to menu cycle providing attention to attractive and tasteful meals
  • Accurately prepare food for modified diets, consulting with Director or Dietitian as required.
  • Complete and prepare meals in a timely manner as prescribed by posted meal times.
  • Follow posted cleaning schedule and ensure a clean work area and dining room at all times.
  • Coordinate tray services for lunch and dinner.
  • Document refrigeration and dish machine temperatures according to posted schedule.
  • Adhere to standards for food temperatures during cooking, servicing and storage of leftovers.
  • Assist in maintaining walk-in freezer and storerooms in orderly fashion, and properly date and label all food items.
  • Adhere to appropriate portion control and avoid over production.
  • Comply with established guidelines for sanitation and safety.
  • Provide leadership to the other food service staff during shift.
  • Interact with patients in the serving line, offering assistance in the selection of a nutritionally balanced meal.
  • Support and encourage harmonious working relationships within the department, as well as with all employees in the facility.
  • Report any equipment malfunction immediately to the Director of Dietary Services or Plan Services.
  • Responsible for turning off all equipment, inspecting the kitchen for cleanliness and locking the department at the end of the day.


WORKING CONDITIONS:
Duties require sitting, standing, walking, reaching, and some lifting. Have the ability to lift and carry up to 30 lbs on a frequent basis. Have the ability to communicate verbally, see well enough to read written material and discern a variety of odors continuously. Hours may be irregular, duties variable. May be subject to burns, cuts, falls, strains and steam burns. Sits, stands, stoops, bends and walks intermittently during workday. Be able to lift 50 pounds. Works in well lighted, well ventilated kitchen area. The work area is wholly within the designated hospital area.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES REQUIRED:

Must be at 21 years of age and have some high school. Preference for those who have High School Diploma or GED equivalent. MUST BE In good mental health and physical condition and willing to work with psychiatric patients. Be able to work as part of dietary team and function in absence of Director of Dietary.


PERSONAL TRAITS, QUALITIES & APPTITUDES:

Demonstrates personal traits/behavior consistent with the values of Wyoming Behavioral Institute. Must be self-directed/self-motivated; must have good communication and interpersonal skills; must be flexible. Must be able to: (1) perform a variety of duties often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure; (2) work independently; (3) recognize the rights and responsibilities of patient confidentiality; (4) relate to others in a manner which creates a sense of teamwork and cooperation; (5) communicate effectively with people from every socioeconomic, cultural and educational background; (6) exhibit flexibility and cope effectively in an ever-changing, fast-paced healthcare environment; (7) demonstrate the quality work ethic of doing the right thing the right way; and (8) maintain a customer focus.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES REQUIRED:

Must be at 21 years of age and have some high school. Preference for those who have High School Diploma or GED equivalent. MUST BE In good mental health and physical condition and willing to work with psychiatric patients. Be able to work as part of dietary team and function in absence of Director of Dietary.

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