Dietary Assistant

Under the general supervision of the Food Services Supervisor performs a variety of duties involved in the preparation of food for children and staff.


Consistently applies the corporate values of respect honesty and fairness and the constant pursuit of excellence in improving the health status of the people of the region through the provision of customer-friendly geographically accessible and high-value services within the environment of a comprehensive integrated academic health system. Assembles prepared foods makes sandwiches and other foods. Makes coffee as required. Prepares between meal nourishment picnic lunches and bag lunches for night workers and school patient: delivers coffee and luncheons for meetings and special functions. Sets up serving line portion food servings; works along or as part of a team on a moving assembly line in the main kitchen services staff and/or children from counter. Receives written and/or oral instructions concerning type and quantity of foods to be prepared including size of portion; obtains necessary ingredients from storeroom and refrigerator prepares following standing procedures. Washes and cleans fruits and vegetables; shreds; dices or slices using kitchen hand utensils.
Arranges salad ingredients in an attractive and appetizing manner places prepared salads in refrigerator until mealtime; garnish salads. Prepares serving of dessert and appetizer by preparing food cups cutting pieces into individual portions and placing desserts on individual dishes. Cleans all small areas such as drawers and cupboards clean refrigerator disposes of food in poor condition picks up and disposes of trash and garbage. Reports any problems difficult or unusual circumstances immediately to supervision and observes all hospital policies rules and regulations including good housekeeping safety and security quality improvement infection control risk management and safety. Performs other related duties as directed by supervisor.

Other information:

Ability to read write and understand English. Requires ability to follow instructions and standard procedures.

Two to three months� job related experience.

Capability to lift and carry up to 25 lbs. push carts weighing up to 50 lbs. work in areas with refrigeration as needed stable walking kneeling stair climbing and functioning safely while standing on low ladders. Good vision and alertness to allow safely operating cutting food and processing cooking equipment working with hot and cold food items.



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: Bradley Hospital USA:RI:East Providence


Work Type: Per Diem


Shift: 1


Union: Non-Union

Work schedule: Variable