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Food Service
Diet Aide 1 | Dishwasher
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Aspen Valley Hospital | Aspen, CO
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Job Description

Diet Aide I / Dishwasher PRN position with benefits. Previous kitchen experience preferred. Must be a team player with a flexible schedule. No night shifts required.

Under supervision, assists with preparation and service of meals to patients, staff, visitors and outside contracts.  Helps to maintain kitchen work areas in a sanitary and orderly condition through dishwashing, mopping, distributing food deliveries (from vendors) to the correct location, and general clean-up.


Consistently maintains high standards of personal hygiene, facility and equipment sanitation and cleanliness in all work practices.  Complies with department policies and procedures, the local Health Department and Joint Commission standards for safe food handling including: appropriate labeling and dating of all foods, avoiding cross contamination, proper temperature maintenance of all foods, consistent hand washing, appropriate use of gloves and hair restraints.

Responsible for monitoring dish machine for proper functioning including checking temperatures of wash/rinse cycles on dish machine and alerting cook when temp strip indicates the rinse cycle is not optimum or other problems exist. Checks temperature gauge and records temps >95% of time.  Monitors soap needs and replaces as needed.

Maintains proper sanitation standards in all work areas by cleaning counters, tables, refrigerators, sinks, carts, sweeping and mopping floors, emptying trash and so forth.  Cleans dish machine daily and leaves dish room clean upon completion of shift. 


·         High School Graduate or equivalent preferred

·         Previous experience in a food service institution desired


·         Ability to concentrate and show attention to detail

·         Relatively high degree of analytical abilities

·         Strong interpersonal skills required

·         Ability to work independently


·         Ability to read and communicate effectively in English 


·         Normal patient care environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust and temperature

·         May be exposed to communicable diseases through normal or careless performance of responsibilities

·         May be exposed to mechanical dangers associated with mechanical devices

·         May be exposed to stressful situations

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About Aspen Valley Hospital

ASPEN VALLEY HOSPITAL (AVH) is a twenty-five bed community hospital that represents the best of two worlds , the warmth and friendliness of a small town, and the technical expertise of a major medical center. In fact, we have received national awards for patient satisfaction three years in a row from Avatar International, a leading research and consulting firm that administers patient surveys. Although orthopaedics and sports injuries are a primary focus of AVH, a full range of services is offered. AVH has board-certified specialists in 25 different fields of medicine. OUR MISSION IS: To deliver extraordinary healthcare in an environment of excellence, compassion, and trust. OUR CAPABILITIES INCLUDE: Emergency Department with 100% of the physicians board-certified specialists in emergency medicine Level III trauma center Immediate-response ambulance system FAA-approved helipad Diagnostic Imaging Department with CT scanning, MRI, dedicated mammography equipment, nuclear medicine, state-of-the-art ultrasound, and a digital connection to Denver 24-hour lab and blood bank Progressive physical therapy services Three birthing rooms Three-bed intensive care unit Fully-supported, state-of-the-art, digital operating rooms (inpatient and ambulatory) Outpatient specialty clinics (neurology, gastroenterology, oncology, urology, rheumatology, allergy, and pulmonology) Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program AVH is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, and is affiliated with VHA (a nationwide organization comprised of nonprofit community hospitals) and the Aspen Valley Medical Foundation. AVH is also designated a "Critical Access Hospital."