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Dietary Aide

Req #:  129482
Facility:  South Suburban Hospital
Department:  Dietary/Food Service
City:  Hazel Crest
Posting Budget Status:  Day/PM
Shift Type:  Part Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  0.5

South Suburban is a 260 bed hospital with a level 2+ nursery and 24 bed Emergency Room. We also have a 5 star skilled nursing facility on site and 2 Davinci Robots in our surgical services area.

South Suburban Hospital is part of Advocate Aurora Health, the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest that is committed to advancing Advocate's goal of building lifelong relationships with patients by delivering the best health outcomes and highest level of service through an integrated approach to care and wellness.

South Suburban Hospital

Day/PM Hours

Weekends Required


Prepare and serve quality food to patients, visitors and employees in compliance with Regulatory Agency, Health Department and department standards. Adhere to sanitation standards for maintaining service ware, equipment and physical structure in the department. Receive and stock food and supplies necessary for operation of Dietary Services.


  • Perform routine tasks associated with Dietary meal service for patients, cafeteria and catering/special functions according to departmental policies and procedures in compliance with Regulatory Agency and Health Department regulations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or as necessary for operations of Dietary Service due to variances in staffing requirements.
  • Enhance skills and broaden knowledge base through regular participation in area meetings, in~services, training sessions and mandatory hospital in~services to meet Regulatory Agency standards.
  • Adheres to established guidelines and principles of safety, sanitation and security according to Accrediting Organization, Health Department and departmental standards.


Position Requirements:

  • High School diploma or 1 year related experience
  • Good Verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to read, write and speak English
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Customer~ oriented
  • Job requires 100 percent of standing or walking
  • Requires lifting of loads up to 40 pounds
  • Ability to push and pull food carts
  • Potential for falls, burns and cuts
  • Bending and frequent changes in body mechanics required during shift.
  • Incorporates the provision of cultural and age specific needs while exhibiting communication skills necessary to interpret age specific responses. Primary interaction would be with adult individuals.

If position has direct patient care or direct patient contact the following lifting requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 06/01/2015. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case~by~case basis.

Report patient safety events and near misses in timely fashion
Adhere to all behavioral and procedural patient safety practices
Promote culture of safety through identifying threats to patient safety and intervening to prevent patient harm
Communicate openly and promote team work
Report intimidating behavior and other threats to patient safety promptly

About Advocate Health Care


Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago