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Dietary Aide

About the job

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

  • Work independently, and      collectively as a team along with the ability to relate well with all      people associated with the facility including but not limited to      residents, resident families, visitors, volunteers, staff, and other      professionals inside or outside the agency personnel.

  • Document professionally      with the use of facility forms and resident management systems on a      computer in a professional, timely manner.

  • Flexible, receptive,      adaptive to change, and ability to plan, organize, implement, and follow      through on duties and responsibilities given.

  • Practice safety awareness by thinking defensively,      anticipating unsafe situations, and reporting unsafe conditions,      accidents, or injuries immediately to the facility Director or Designee.

  • Practice infection      control procedures by good hand washing, and using personal protective      equipment as needed.

  • Adhere to the approved      break and meal schedule as directed by the Oregon Bureau of Labor *      Industries (BOLI) in the Employee Handbook.

  • Assume responsibility for      reporting and      documenting incidents of abuse, suspected abuse, or injury of unknown      cause abuse and other actions affecting resident welfare to the      appropriate facility administrator or facility designee, local department      office, or local AAA, Law Enforcement Agency if the suspected abuse is      believed to be a crime (e.g. rape, murder, assault, burglary, kidnapping,      theft of controlled substances, etc.)

  • Provide residents or the resident’s representative      with information on services provided by the State Long Term Care      Ombudsman Office.

  • Report promptly any condition that may be unsafe or      unhealthy and any on-the-job or work-related injury.

  • Maintain an accurate      record of your time worked while following standards of attendance      outlined in the Employee Handbook.

Essential Functions:

  • Able      to lift, move, push, and pull up to 50 lbs., hear, see, speak, sit, balance, kneel,      reach, grasp, walk, stand, stoop, squat, and bend adequately perform the      job functions.

  • Must      be able to perform functions related to the job safely and successfully,      with or without reasonable accommodation required by federal, state, or      local law.

  • Function      with inside and outside environmental conditions.

  • Ability      to work on your feet and in the standing position for extended periods of      time.

  • Follow      established performance standards and perform duties outlined in facility      policies and procedures.

  • Come      to work in clean, neat attire consistently presenting a professional      appearance as outlined in the Employee Handbook.

Tools & Equipment Used:

  • Manage      Keys

  • Dining      Carts

  • Trash      Carts

  • Personal      Protective Equipment

  • Dishwasher

  • Coffee      Machine

  • Cold      Bar

  • Vacuum

  • Mop

  • Broom

  • Dustpan

  • Chemicals      used for sanitation

Position Attire:

  • Scrubs      with use of Apron or Chefs Coat with the use of Apron

  • Closed      Toed Shoes

  • Name      Badge

  • Hair      Restrained as outlined in the Employee Handbook

Dietary Aide Responsibilities:

· Assist employees in following established facility policies and procedures.

· Set dining areas for meal service with attention to cleanliness and order.

· Prepare meals under the supervision of the food services director, PIC, or Management Designee.

· Deliver meals and prepare food trays for visitors, residents, and staff during dining hours.

· Remove plates and serveware upon the completion of a meal.

· Monitor pantry stock and inform management of items running low and in need of re-ordering.

· Assist the Director of Food Services in the proper use, storage, and waste management of stock.

· Discard leftovers and take out garbage.

· Clean food stations and wash dishes, cooking vessels, and silverware.

· Assist in keeping track of expenses and menu planning.

· Prepare, organize, and set up meal trays with accuracy.

· Lead caregivers in the coordination of the delivery of meal trays.

· Organize and retain meal tickets used for meal service.

· Assume accountability for the proper care and use of kitchen equipment.

· Responsible for the washing, folding, and putting away of kitchen laundry that includes aprons, chef coats, dining room table towels, and deep cleaning towels.

· Maintain a steady work pace.

· Sweep, mop, and vacuum as needed to maintain clean dining and work areas.

· Proper safe handling, use, and storage of cleaning equipment, including chemicals.

· Appropriate use of Dishwashing / Sanitation machines.

· Complete Documentation related to resident care, environmental monitoring, and department-specific monitoring forms promptly.

· Assist in the planning and organization of special events or themed meals for residents, families, staff, and visitors.

· Handle any concerns or complaints regarding the food or dining experience and take appropriate action to address them.

· Prepare food according to instructions while adhering strictly to safety and health standards.

Resident Services:

  • Know, understand, implement, and advocate the Resident's Bill of      Rights as outlined in the Oregon Administrative Rules for Residential Care      and Assisted Living Facilities.

  • Compassionately      offers comfort, friendship, and companionship to residents.

  • Communicate      with the healthcare team and family members curiously and professionally      in all aspects of resident care.

  • Carry out assignments as directed by those who initiate care.

  • Facilitate resident care as outlined in Person-Centered Service      Plans including Individual-based Limitations, change of conditions,      interim service plans, and behavior plans, and provide positive      interventions and support.

  • Assist      with scheduled and unscheduled needs of each resident that include      assistance with activities of daily living, resident-focused activities,      supervision, and support.

  • Respond to resident call lights promptly with professionalism,      kindness, and courtesy.

  • Assist in maintaining a clean and sanitized dining services      environment including but not limited to, trash removal, cleaning      schedule, and dishes.

  • Assist residents with self-directed access to social involvement,      appropriate nutrition including assistance with mobility to and from      social engagement, meals, meal delivery, and appropriate before and after      meal sanitation assistance.

  • Be alert to subtle changes in resident condition, reporting and      documenting all resident injuries to medical staff who can initiate care.

  • Assist with facility procedures for admission, discharge, or      transfer of residents and resident appointments.

  • Assume responsibility for facility keys and manage the use of      communication equipment communication including proper storage completing      shifts.

Facility Training/Ongoing Education:

  • Complete facility training      program that includes methods to determine the competency of Dietary Aide      staff through evaluation, observation, or written testing. Maintain      current documentation regarding demonstrated competency.

  • Assume      responsibility for attending Monthly In-service, in-person scheduled      training, and completing continuing education to maintain compliance for      the position held.

  • Participate      in health care teaching and counseling provided by the facility director      of nursing.

  • Familiarize      oneself with the information contained in the Employee Handbook and seek      verification or clarification where necessary.



  • High      School diploma or equivalent preferred

  • Experience in a health care setting preferred.

  • Ability to understand English both written and spoken.

  • Must have sufficient communication and language skills to perform duties, and communicate with residents, other staff, family members, and health care professionals, as needed.

  • Obtain or possess up-to-date CPR (including abdominal thrust) and First Aid certification directed by state and agency guidelines for healthcare settings.

  • Obtain or possess up-to-date Food Handler Certification as directed by state guidelines.

  • Satisfactory background check including criminal history, and employment verification for the position held.


  • Aflac

  • Shoes for Crews Deduction from Paycheck

  • Oregon Saves

  • Time off with pay accrual

  • Bonuses – Thanksgiving/Christmas

  • Holiday Pay/Shift Differential/Call in Differential

  • Employee Meal

  • Medical/ Dental/ Vision Insurance

  • Life Insurance- 50,000 Accidental Disability and Dismemberment Policy

About us

Willamette Manor is a stand-alone nonprofit assisted living facility in Lebanon, Oregon, that has been serving area residents for over 90 years.

​Our mission is to provide quality services with Christian values to seniors and disabled persons in our community.

​At Willamette Manor we take living personally. That's why we offer a variety of living arrangements in our 42 apartment facility. We provide meals, housekeeping, nursing services, transportation, activities and caregiving assistance.

​Our exemplary State Survey history and reputation is a result of our commitment to providing the best services possible.

​Willamette Manor is an affordable assisted lifestyle community located in the heart of the Willamette Valley. Our one-story building is located in Lebanon Oregon, east of Inter-State 5 between Albany and Sweet Home.


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