Job Title:  Dietary Tech

Company:  West Ascension Hospital Service District, Prevost Memorial Hospital

Location:  Donaldsonville, LA

Job Purpose or Mission:

Performs food service tasks under general supervision in a food production area and/or food service area; washes and cleans assigned utensils, area and equipment; receives, stores and disburses foodstuffs, and supplies from assigned storeroom.  Performs duties appropriately for the age population served, as defined in the department’s scope of service.

Essential Job Functions, including, but not limited to:

  1. Cleans and sanitizes assigned areas following proper sanitary procedures.
    • Maintains work area in a clean, neat and orderly manner.
    • Sets up and operates dish machine to clean dishes, trays, silverware, glassware, and other utensils.
    • Performs daily cleaning of ranges, kettles, carts, pots, pans and other food service equipment.
    • Performs special cleaning duties as assigned by the supervisor.
    • Inspects cleaned items to ensure proper sanitation and quality.
    • Sweeps and mops floors according to schedule.
    • Collects, sorts and disposes of trash, cans, bottles and similar debris and transports to disposal area as needed.
  2. Assist in expediting the flow of work in the kitchen, storeroom, and/or food service areas as assigned.
    • Retrieves, collects and transports a variety of food service supplies and equipment from one area to another as directed.
    • As assigned, performs a variety of tasks related to receiving, storing and disbursing various foodstuffs and supplies from the storeroom.
  3. Maintains working area according to established infection control/safety policies.
    • Maintains a safe and sanitary work area at all times.
    • Utilizes kitchen equipment appropriately and safely.
    • Observes sanitation procedures before handling utensils or food items.
  4. Performs all other duties as assigned.

Experience Requirements:

  • Previous food service experience preferred.

Educational Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED preferred

HIPAA Requirements:

Maintains knowledge of and adherence to all applicable HIPAA regulations appropriate to Job Position including but not limited to: paper medical record with limit to job function.

Safety Requirements:

Maintains knowledge of and adherence to all applicable safety practices appropriate to Job Position including but not limited to:  incident reporting, handling wastes, sharps and linens, PPE, exposure control plans, hand washing, environmental rounds to ensure safety, receives orders for patients, and clinical alarms for all age groups.

Join our team and contribute to the success of our critical access hospital by applying your expertise in food service and dedication to delivering exceptional patient care.