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Dietary Aide -Park Ridge Nursing Center

Department: Dietary
Location: Jacksonville, FL

Park Ridge Nursing Center

We want you to work for Jacksonville's Top Skilled Nursing Facility!!!!!

Park Ridge Nursing Center offers top industry pay, health benefits, paid time off, and 401K.

Job Specifications

Eligibility Factors

High school diploma, GED, or equivalent is required. Demonstrated experience as a cook in an institutional setting is preferred. Experience performing the essential functions of the position is desirable.

Essential Functions

  • Prepare foods for tray line
  • Perform tray line activities
  • Obtain/stage food supplies for next meal
  • Ensure meals served are appetizing in appearance
  • Ensure meals served conform to portion control standards
  • Maintain food storage area
  • Prepare food
  • Cover and label food
  • Ensure proper temperatures are maintained throughout food preparation and serving
  • Store leftover food
  • Check and inspect food products/supplies as delivered
  • Store food and supplies
  • Prepare food to meet menus
  • Recognize and respond to dietary emergencies
  • Set up food services production line
  • Prepare food by recipes
  • Monitor food for temperature, portion control, palatability, and attractiveness
  • Sample prepared food
  • Cook foodstuffs according to menus, special dietary or nutritional restrictions, or numbers of portions to be served
  • Clean, cut, and cook meat, fish, or poultry
  • Bake breads, rolls, and other pastries
  • Prepare a variety of foods, such as meats, vegetables, desserts
  • Take and record temperature of food and food storage areas
  • Wash, peel, and cut various foods, such as fruits and vegetables
  • Weigh or measure ingredients
  • Clean work tables, meat blocks, refrigerator/freezer
  • Sweep/dust floors
  • Keep work area clean and organized
  • Clean equipment
  • Clean floors
  • Maintain/use chemicals safely
  • Mop floors
  • Report hazardous conditions/equipment to supervisor
  • Report spills
  • Identify and report equipment malfunction
  • Observe assigned areas for need to clean
  • Report defective equipment to supervisor
  • Treat customers/coworkers fairly, with kindness, dignity, and respect
  • Understand residents' needs
  • Operate/utilize miscellaneous kitchen appliances and equipment
  • Operate/utilize thermometer
  • Operate/utilize food processor
  • Operate/utilize stove
  • Operate/utilize blender
  • Operate/utilize oven
  • Operate/utilize steamer
  • Operate/utilize fryer
  • Operate/utilize grill
  • Operate/utilize microwave
  • Operate/utilize food warmers
  • Clean, disinfect, and store equipment
  • Lift equipment/supplies
  • Operate/utilize cleaning chemicals
  • Use equipment and supplies efficiently and in a cost-effective manner
  • Maintain work area free of hazardous conditions, spills, etc.
  • Place caution/safety signs where cleaning
  • Report accidents/incidents to supervisor
  • Report hazardous conditions/equipment to supervisor
  • Report safety violations
  • Understand and follow safety procedures
  • Create and maintain warm, positive, atmosphere of resident care and interest
  • Inform supervisor of supply needs
  • Maintain positive work climate
  • Perform assigned tasks in accordance with policies, procedures, and work schedules
  • Understand and apply the Employee Handbook
  • Understand and comply with Code of Conduct
  • Understand and follow instructions
  • Understand and follow procedures

Minimum Qualifications (* denotes day one requirement)

Knowledge                           Skills                                                   Abilities        

English language*              Reading comprehension*            Problem sensitivity                       

Arithmetic*                          Oral communications (speaking)*Oral comprehension                

Federal Regulations*        Written communications*          Deductive reasoning                    

State Regulations*             Critical thinking*                            Information ordering                   

Local Regulations               Complex problem solving*          Oral expression                  

Policies/procedures           Customer service (service            Written comprehension              

Customer service*             Speech clarity                                  Apply applicable regulations, policies,                                                

Food Production*              Speech recognition procedures*                                                         

Written expression            Planning & Organizing                  Finger dexterity                 

Monitor/observe               Number facility                               Assess                                                           

Memorization                     Calculate (mathematics)*            Visualization                       

Compile data/information           Selective attention (concentration)                 

                                                Social perceptiveness                                                       

                                                Time sharing (multi-tasking)                  

                                                Active listening                                                       

                                                Active learning                                                       



                                                Judgment/decision making                                                        

                                                Information gathering*                                                  

                                                Time management*                                                         

                                                Process improvement                                                      

                                                Equipment selection*                                                      

                                                Operate applicable equipment                                                 

            Physical Requirements (all day one)                          Equipment/Supplies                      Licenses/Certifications  - None   

            Lift 35-50 pounds          Operate/utilize miscellaneous kitchen              

                                                appliances and equipment                                 

            Carry 11-24 pounds                                                                     

                                                Operate/utilize thermometer                            

            Push/pull 100+ pounds                                                               

                                                Operate/utilize food processor                         


                                                Operate/utilize stove                               


                                                Operate/utilize blender                           


                                                Operate/utilize oven                                


                                                Operate/utilize steamer                          


                                                Operate/utilize fryer                                


                                                Operate/utilize grill                                  


                                                Operate/utilize microwave                                


                                                Operate/utilize food warmers                          

            Reach above shoulder level                                                                   

                                                Operate/utilize cleaning chemicals                              


            Climb stairs                                                             

            Climb ladders                                                                     

            Walk on even surface                                                                  



            Simple grasp                                                                       

            Firm grasp                                                               

            Fine hand manipulation                                                              

            Near vision                                                              

            Far vision                                                                 

            Hear conversation                                                            

            Hear alarms                                                            


Critical Competencies

Displays positive attitude





Condition of Employment and/or Continued Employment

It is the policy of the Company to maintain a drug-free workplace as a condition of employment and/or continued employment.  All employees and job applicants must abide by the terms of this policy.

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