Covenant Health

Job Title
Dietary Aide
Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge
Department Name




Dietary Aide

Full-Time, 80 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift

With more than 30 specialties from Cardiology and Neurosurgery to Orthopedics and Vascular care, Methodist Medical Center was one of the first hospitals in East Tennessee to offer cutting-edge treatments and technologies that benefit people with life-threatening aneurysms, severely damaged knee, hip and shoulder joints, sudden heart failure, and non-healing wounds.

  • 301 licensed beds
  • 25 ICU beds
  • 8 step-down beds
  • 38 emergency suites
  • 2 cath labs
  • 1 electrophysiology lab
  • 8 LDRP suites
  • 205 active and courtesy physicians
  • 1,192 employees



To serve, clean, prepare simple food, wash ware, and maintain a safe and sanitary environment in the Nutrition Services Department. Assist with receiving and storing supplies.


Recruiter: Kathleen Rice || || 865-374-5391


  • Assists in simple food preparation, following department HACCP procedures.
  • Transports and stores food and supplies.
  • Uses appropriate measuring techniques while portioning foods and beverages.
  • Washes, cleans and stores correctly all equipment; cleans department floors using correct procedures.
  • Prepares, delivers and retrieves patient trays, guest trays and staff trays used for special functions and other food service meals according to customer service and infection control standards.
  • Provides service to cafeteria customers utilizing customer service and infection control standards.
  • Sets up, stocks and maintains daily work area, replenishing as needed, using the FIFO system (first in, first out), dating items and placing neatly on shelf according to department policies and procedures, using proper lifting and transfer techniques, and following all HACCP guidelines.
  • Performs all duties according to prescribed methods for ensuring safety, health and proper sanitation.
  • NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Other duties as assigned.
  • HEALTH/SAFETY/COMPETENCE: Cannot pose a direct threat to health or safety of self or others.  Must provide safe, efficient, competent care to customer or patient population.  Must demonstrate competency of the functions described in the performance continuum and skills list.


Minimum Education:

A high school diploma or its equivalent is required. Must be able to read with comprehension, write legibly and perform simple arithmetic calculations. Must be capable of successfully completing the job training in department and hospital methods and procedures. Must be able to comprehend and follow simple instructions and to follow proper sanitary regulations. Must be capable of performing repetitive tasks on a continuous basis.


Minimum Experience:

Previous experience in food service is preferred.



None is required


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