Dietary Aide

Under the direct supervision of the shift supervisor performs specific ware-washing duties as assigned for the sanitation/sanitizing of all china trays cradles domes silverware carts etc. used for patient meals.  Also responsible for the sanitation and upkeep of the tray-line area dish machine and any other related equipment used in the system. Works on tray line as scheduled.



Ensures pars are being met to ensure quality in patients food temperatures.

Prepares and stores food according to proper policies and procedures.

Restocks and sets up workstations. 

Works in dish room.

Sanitizes and discards patient meal trays by stripping the tray removing papers and disposing of excess food in proper waste containers.

Loads and unloads automated dish machine.

Monitors and takes temperatures of dish machine.

Sets up dish machine and pot wash for proper operation.

Properly stores chemicals used.

Assists in maintaining sanitation standards by mopping floors cleaning trucks walls dish machine and dish room area pot wash machine and pot wash area.

Assists in moving equipment.

May need to operate cash register and performs all cashing out duties.

Perform other related duties as required.


Other information:


High school diploma or equivalent preferred.  Must be able to read write understand and speak English.

Ability to stand for long periods of time lift moderate to heavy weight and push patient food carts.  Repetitious lifting bending twisting and reaching.


Prior experience in food service preferred but not required.


Ability to follow job routine and complete tasks assigned.




Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.   Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


Location: The Miriam Hospital USA:RI:Providence


Work Type: Part Time


Shift: Shift 2


Union: Non-Union