Dietary Aide

Kootenai Health
Coeur d'Alene

Job Description

Proper diet and nutrition is particularly important for people with health conditions, recovering from medical issues or with changing dietary requirements. Doctors, nutritionists and other health care professionals work with patients and dining staff to develop menus that compliment medical care and promote health. It's up to dining staff--including dietary aides--to ensure the right meals make it to the right residents, while upholding food preparation safety standards.

Kootenai Health is currently looking for individuals with outstanding customer services skills to work in our Nutritional Services Department. We currently have openings for full time, variable shift positions. These positions offer fully paid Medical, Dental and Vision insurance, paid time off, competitive pay and a matched 457 plan.


As a dietary aide you will assist in the setup of food trays with beverages, meals, deserts and condiments to meet each patient's dietary requirements ensuring that the right meal makes it to the right patient, collecting and returning food trays to the kitchen; discarding garbage from trays; loading trays into dishwashers; returning clean trays, plates, glasses, utensils and other food preparation equipment to storage units; cleaning dining and food preparation areas; throwing out trash, and supporting recycling efforts. May serve food in our dining room and work as a cashier.

Job Requirements:
High school Diploma or equivalent preferred.
Previous food service, customer service experience preferred.

This may be the job for you, If you are someone who:
Demonstrated good customer service skills as well as a desire to serve patients and customers with excellence,
Is self-motivated and takes directions well
Is able to function in a fast paced environment
Works well with team members
Has a positive outlook
Is able to perform physically demanding work
Is able to consistently meet the work-schedule needs of our department, including weekends, evenings and holidays

Kootenai Health considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other legally protected status.

Employment Type

Full Time Variable