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Alive Hospice

Dietary Aide/Cook

Alive Hospice


Job Summary

Alive provides its team members the ability to combine passion for healthcare and love of community in ways that impacts us all.  Come serve with us!  We believe the provision of good food that people love and crave is a simple way we can bring dignity and happiness to our patients.


The Dietary Aide/Cook provides direct clinical nutrition care and food service for residents.  $2000 sign-on bonus!

Job Responsibilities


  1. Cooks and bakes for patient meals based on planned menus and/or patient requests. Ensures that food is nutritional, flavorful, eye appealing, and has the proper texture/quality for the patient being served.
  2. Follows recipes and/or adjusts to improve quality and flavor using sound techniques.
  3. Menus are to be reviewed in advance for properly thawing out meats for recipes, baking cakes and pies, making cold salads so they can chill down to the proper safe temperature to be serve.
  4. Monitors temperatures of food prepared and takes appropriate corrective action for those foods, which are not at proper temperature for serving corrective actions must be log.
  5. Records food temperatures for each meal in the appropriate log.
  6. Practices HACCP, infection control and sanitation protocols to promote safe and sanitary food preparation.
  7. Cleans and sanitizes kitchen area, as well as all equipment used in food preparation, following each meal preparation.
  8. Scrapes food from soiled dishes and silverware, loads into dishwasher racks and washes in a timely manner using proper sanitation techniques. Unloads clean dishes and puts them away in preparation for next meal.
  9. Sweep and mop kitchen floor after meals and take out the cooks trash can and boxes.
  10. Monitors food supplies, paper goods and condiments and informs the Manager when those items are in short supply.
  11. The coolers, and freezers are to be clean and organized daily and the food is to be labeled and dated , any out dated items to be logged and discarded.
  12. Daily cleaning assignment are to be completed and signed off, at the end of the shift wipe down counters, tables etc, the must be left clean and ready for the next day of service.
  13. Handles food and left overs in accordance with sound safety practices and is a resource for aides.



The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  1. Ability to read, follow and prepare a recipe.
  2. 2 year experience in batch cooking and baking
  3. Experience with cooking and processing modified and textured diets.
  4. Possess to be ability read and record temperatures from a basic thermometer


Two years food service experience providing direct clinical nutrition care and food preparation is desired. Food service experience in a hospice, hospital, or LTC environment is preferred.

Additional Information


Alive offers a full benefit package including health, dental and vision coverage, a retirement plan to which Alive will match your contribution up to 3% at rate of 0.5, a team-centered environment and ongoing education and professional development.

How to Apply

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  • Date Posted: June 7, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Health (Physical, Mental)
  • Working Hours: 12 hour, rotating shifts