Food & Nutritional Aide

Job Description

Oak Valley Hospital District is looking for four per diem and one full time Food and Nutritional Aide in our Hospital Dietary Services Department. This is a great opportunity to bring existing skills or acquire new ones in a welcoming and busy environment.

Performs a variety of tasks in the preparation and service of food, including: preparation and portioning food for patients/residents, staff and special events, storing food and supplies, dish washing and maintaining department cleanliness.

  • Prepares and distributes food, following procedures regarding safe food handling during preparation, service and storage. Properly operates equipment.

  • Follows standards for portion control; correctly prepares and portions regular and special request items for patient tray service and special functions. Demonstrates knowledge of food permitted for patients/residents according to diet.

Assembles, prepares and correctly serves items on tray-line with sufficient speed to ensure trays are delivered to the patient care areas on time; prepares items on time and in sufficient quantities; delivers carts to proper location.

Sets trays with necessary items: condiments, beverages, salads, desserts, etc.

Set trays completely; follows menu; arranges trays attractively and neatly.

Observes restrictions of therapeutic diets.

Maintains current patient profile cards and accurately completes menu check sheet for each patient/resident. Follows procedures as outlined and guidelines given in the current diet manual.

Performs a variety of cleaning tasks within safety guidelines following department infection control procedures when performing cleaning assignments, thus ensuring infection control surveillance reports reflect compliance with standards.

Properly stores and cleans items used in food preparation and service.

Uses precaution and personal protective equipment when chemically cleaning and sanitizing.

Prepares and delivers nourishment's to the proper locations, maintaining nourishment stock levels in utility refrigerators at various Nursing Units. Demonstrates knowledge of nourishment procedures (i.e., which diets receive between meal nourishment's and special nourishment's related to particular diets).

Presents a neat and clean appearance, adhering to standards of dress for the department.


Minimum Education:

High school graduate or equivalent required.


Minimum Experience/Skills:

Ability to read, write and speak English

Ability to follow written and oral instructions

Experience in quantity food production is preferred but not required.

Able to perform basic mathematical calculations


Physical Demands:

Prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking

Lifts, positions, pushes up to 50 pounds

Frequent reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching

Reach, grasp, twist, push and pull frequently

Manual dexterity and mobility

Ability to move quickly


Vision Requirements:

Ability to adjust vision sufficiently to perform duties


Working Conditions:

Regularly exposed to the risk of contagious and blood borne diseases

Subject to varying and unpredictable situations

Exposure to unpleasant elements (accidents, injuries, illness)

Emergency and crisis situations

Subject to irregular hours





Company Description
A little about us, with over 600 employees and in a growth mode, Oak Valley Hospital District is a full service, non-profit public hospital created to provide residents of Oakdale and the surrounding rural communities, with access to superior quality medical care. We also operate four community health centers providing primary care medical services and plan to expand this business as well. As an organization we take care of nearly 90,000 patients a year.

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