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Dietary Aide - Full Time

Job Code:  229154
Facility: Del Amo Hospital
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: High School or equivalent 
Category: Food and Nutritional Services
FTE: 1.00
Position Summary:

Welcome and thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with Del Amo Hospital. Del Amo Hospital is a 166-bed free-standing psychiatric hospital that is located in the South Bay area of Los Angeles, in beautiful Southern California. We currently have Dietary Aide positions available in our Food and Nutritional Services department.


This position provides a variety of support services in the area of dietary services.  This position performs a variety of duties including but not limited to preparing food for patients and staff, and maintains the Food Services Department in a sanitary manner as needed: 


  • Prepares nourishment for patients in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Assists in the set up/breakdown of special events such as continental breakfasts, lunches and other meals.
  • Ensures that modified food and special diets are properly dated and labeled.
  • Ensures that food is properly dated and labeled at all times.
  • Always measures and mixes ingredients properly according to recipes.
  • Adheres to correct serving portions; makes appropriate substitutions with approval of supervisor.
  • Cleans utensils and equipment after use; inspects food preparation area in ongoing manner to ensure sanitary conditions.
  • Cleans department daily after lunch and dinner (includes sweeping floor and wiping down tables.
  • Ensures that proper techniques are used in the storage, handling and holding of all food items.
  • Logs daily temperatures of freezer, walk-in’s, reach-in’s, and dishwasher, and checks on chemical usage.
  • Reports unsatisfactory or spoiled products to supervisor immediately.

Del Amo Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission and is licensed by the State of California Department of Health Services. Del Amo Hospital is owned, managed and operated by a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc., one of the largest providers of high-quality healthcare in the nation.

Del Amo Hospital provides a full spectrum of quality mental health care that includes:  assessments and referrals, crisis intervention, adolescent and adult services, as well as specialty programs.   Del Amo has distinguished itself through a wide range of programs that are individually tailored to each client’s individual needs.  Del Amo's commitment to service excellence extends to all with whom we come into contact. We are committed to ensure our patients receive the optimal level of care that will be most beneficial to their recovery. Through the capabilities of our professional team continuously improving our systems and processes, we strive to be the premiere provider of mental health services.



  • High School Diploma or Equivalent required;
  • Experience as a cook or cook's helper in an institution food service facility preferred;
  • Previous experience in hospital/hotel industry preferred;
  • Previous experience in behavioral health setting preferred.


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