Food and Nutrition - Dietary Aide

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Food and Nutritional Services
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Halifax Health is seeking a Dietary Aide for the Food and Nutritional Services Department.


This position is located in the Food & Nutritional Services Department in our main campus at Halifax Health Medical Center. Food & Nutritional Services is responsible for providing meals and nutritional care to our in-patients at the Medical Center. The Dietary Aide will assists in the assembly, preparation and clean-up of patient meal trays.


Work is performed in kitchen areas where the steam and heat from cooking and dishwashing equipment often cause uncomfortably high temperatures and humidity. Food service workers are regularly exposed to hot liquids, sharp cutting blades, hot working surfaces and extreme temperature changes when entering walk-in refrigeration units. Performs work requiring light to moderate physical effort. Subject to continuous standing and walking, and frequent stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling, and bending. Frequently lifts or moves objects weighing up to 20 pounds unassisted and occasionally lift or move objects weighing more than 40 pounds with the assistance of others.

Job Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent highly preferred
  • Previous food service experience preferred
  • Must possess good verbal and written communication skills
  • Basic math skills required
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Good organizational skills and the ability to work with pre-defined time frames and deadlines

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Sets up work station with correct supplies/food items
  • Assembles meal trays accurately using meal ticket and diet restrictions
  • Daily, weekly and monthly cleaning assignments
  • Follows Food Code and HACCP principles
  • Performs other duties assigned by your Supervisor
  • Variable hours, schedule to be determined by Supervisor

About Us

Recognized as one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals™ in the United States by IBM Watson Health™, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of health care services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, two community hospitals, urgent care clinics, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, primary care walk-in clinics, a clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, five pediatric medical practices, a home health care agency and an exclusive provider organization. Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center (TSC), Center for Transplant Services, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born earlier than 28 weeks. For more information, visit


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