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Dietary Aide I / Dishwasher (full-time)

Company: Aspen Valley Hospital
Location: Aspen
Posted on: November 2, 2019

Job Description:

Full-time position w/ full benefits. Under supervision, assists with preparation and service of meals to patients, staff, visitors and outside contracts. Helps to maintain kitchen work areas in a sanitary and orderly condition through dishwashing, mopping, distributing food deliveries (from vendors) to the correct location, and general clean-up.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS I ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES Consistently maintains high standards of personal hygiene, facility and equipment sanitation and cleanliness in all work practices. Complies with department policies and procedures, the local Health Department and Joint Commission standards for safe food handling including: appropriate labeling and dating of all foods, avoiding cross contamination, proper temperature maintenance of all foods, consistent hand washing, appropriate use of gloves and hair restraints. Responsible for monitoring dish machine for proper functioning including checking temperatures of wash/rinse cycles on dish machine and alerting cook when temp strip indicates the rinse cycle is not optimum or other problems exist. Checks temperature gauge and records temps > 95% of time. Monitors soap needs and replaces as needed. Maintains proper sanitation standards in all work areas by cleaning counters, tables, refrigerators, sinks, carts, sweeping and mopping floors, emptying trash and so forth. Cleans dish machine daily and leaves dish room clean upon completion of shift. II SERVICE EXCELLENCE/CUSTOMER SERVICE Demonstrates purposeful service excellence through exceeding patient and coworker expectations. Represents the department/hospital as a dedicated, courteous, and responsive employee III COMPLIANCE WITH RULES, REGULATIONS AND POLICIES Records pertinent documentation in accordance with regulatory requirements, professional standards and hospital policy. Adheres to federal, state and hospital rules and regulations concerning HIPAA privacy and security. Follows Hospital compliance plan and policies, including the Code of Conduct. Participates in required training for compliance related activities (HIPAA, Compliance, Patient Safety, TJC, etc.) IV UNIT SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES / DAY TO DAY OPERATIONS Assists with preparation of meals as needed and as job allows. Receives room service tray cart. Removes and cleans dirty dishes/trays. Sanitizes and steam cleans cart. Scrapes, sorts, stacks dishes and utensils and places in appropriate racks for dish washing. Loads dish machine according to procedure, allows dishes to air dry properly, unloads dishes and places in appropriate storage area. V PROFESSIONALISM Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own professional decision making and professional growth. Participates and contributes to departmental meetings and activities. POPULATION SPECIFIC CRITERIA Demonstrates the ability to assess and interact with customers of all ages, recognizing language and learning barriers, and technology challenges. Able to state his/her duties during a code pink drill. VII CORE VALUES Patient Centered:is passionate about patient care, creating positive impressions on a consistent basis and exceeding our patients' expectations. Exhibits courtesy and sensitivity to the needs of patients and their families, responds with a sense of urgency to patient problems, anticipates patient requirements, responds proactively and places the patient's safety above all else. Teamwork:works collaboratively with physicians and other staff and assists whenever possible. He/she openly shares information, provides feedback and participates in appropriate decision making as part of a team of healthcare professionals. Hospital and departmental objectives are placed ahead of individual agendas Respect for Others:actively listens to others, takes other opinions into account, and communicates openly and honestly. He/she demonstrates respect for others by being timely with communications, completion of tasks, and meeting attendance. The employee is respectful of all physicians, colleagues, patients, visitors, and other stakeholders Accountability:takes responsibility for his/her actions, abides by the hospital's guiding philosophies and policies, and follows through on commitments and physician orders. He/she provides complete and accurate information to the Physician and/or other members of the work team. takes personal pride and ownership in the quality of care and services provided to all internal and external customers Integrity:is truthful, trustworthy, and principled. He/she demonstrates character, conviction, and honest and ethical behavior in all interactions with others. The employee's word can be trusted. Behavior is consistent with these AVH Core Values



-- High School Graduate or equivalent preferred

-- Previous experience in a food service institution desired


-- Ability to concentrate and show attention to detail

-- Relatively high degree of analytical abilities

-- Strong interpersonal skills required

-- Ability to work independently


-- Ability to read and communicate effectively in English


-- Normal patient care environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust and temperature

-- May be exposed to communicable diseases through normal or careless performance of responsibilities

-- May be exposed to mechanical dangers associated with mechanical devices

-- May be exposed to stressful situations



On-the-job time is spent in the following physical activities.

- Percent of Time-

Stand: 75%

Walk: 25%

Sit: 0%

Talk or hear: 100%

Use hands to finger, handle or feel: 100%

Push or pull: 20%

Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl: 20%

Reach with hands and arms: 60%

Taste or smell: 00%

This job requires that weight be lifted or force be exerted.

- Yes/ No -

Up to 10 pounds: yes

Up to 25 pounds: yes

Up to 50 pounds: yes

Up to 100 pounds: no

More than 100 pounds: no

This job has vision requirements as follows: - Yes/No -

Clear close vision: yes

Clear distance vision: yes

Depth perception: yes

Three-dimensional vision; ability to judge

distances and spatial relationships: yes

Ability to adjust eye to bring an object into

sharp focus: yes

Specific demands not listed:


Job requires exposure to the following environmental conditions:

-Yes/No -

Wet, humid conditions (non-weather): yes

Work near moving mechanical parts: yes

Fumes or airborne particles: no

Toxic or caustic chemicals: no

Outdoor weather conditions: no

Extreme cold (non-weather): no

Extreme heat (non-weather): no

Risk of electrical shock: yes

Work with explosives: no

Risk of radiation: no

Vibration: no

Hearing ability required for work environment is: - Yes/No -

Ability to hear alarms on equipment: yes

Ability to hear patient call: yes

Ability to hear instructions clearly: yes

- Hi/Med/Lo -

The typical noise level for the work environment is: med

Repetitive Motion Actions - Percent of Time -

Repetitive use of foot control: 00%

Repetitive use of hands: 50%

Grasping - simple/light: 25%

Grasping - firm/heavy: 15%

Fine dexterity: 0%

Keywords: Aspen Valley Hospital, Aspen , Dietary Aide I / Dishwasher (full-time), Hospitality & Tourism , Aspen, Colorado

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