Dietary Aide / Cook – Part-Time - Nexus Specialty Hospital - Shenandoah, TX


The Dietary Cook is responsible for dietary meal preparation and service.  This position is expected to carry out requests made by Supervisor and Dietician, to ensure food is appropriate temperature.


  • Completes daily tracking log of number of meals, food served, food/meal substitutions, and food temperature checks.
  • Adheres to Food Safety manual regarding any and all food preparation practices.
  • Ensures preparation of all meals timely.
  • Ensures kitchen clean up on a daily basis.
  • Ensures that grocery and general shopping is completed in the absence of the Dietary Manager.
  • Ensures that adequate levels of food supplies are maintained including appropriate storage and rotating of supplies.
  • Follows facility policies and procedures regarding proper sanitation, safety and infection control as mandated by the Texas Department of Health.
  • Prepares and Serves special diet orders (such as pureed, low sodium, mechanical soft).
  • Documents daily temperature checks on both refrigerators and freezer.
  • Works safely with all equipment
  • Addresses patients, staff and visitors with warmth and respect
  • Utilizes time efficiently and completes duties without sacrificing quality of work
  • Demonstrates flexibility in work schedule to meet the needs of the department and hospital.
  • Participates in and understands Food and Nutrition Services process improvement projects
  • Demonstrates knowledge of proper chemical use and storage
  • Prepares and delivers formulas in absence of dietary aide
  • Assists in delivery of food trays
  • Delivers P.M. formulas as necessary.
  • Maintains tray accuracy of at least 80%.
  • Represents the department in the absence of the Dietary Manager to administration, physicians and other team members.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • High school degree or equivalent is required.


  • One-year experience in institutional or commercial food service preferred.


  • Maintains Food Service Managers Certification.
  • Basic computer skills required
  • Must have valid driver’s license
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