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Providence Health & Services Cafeteria - Diet Aide in Colville, Washington


Providence is calling a Cafeteria - Diet Aide (Food and Nutrition Services, Variable Shift, 0.0 FTE/on-call ) to Providence Mount Carmel Hospital in Colville, Washington. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all – especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

Why work in Stevens County?

  • Providence Mount Carmel Hospital and Providence St. Joseph’s Hospitals were recognized for top quartile performance by the WA State Hospital Association for efforts focused on the reduction of patient harm in 10 key areas

  • St. Joseph’s Hospital is “A home-town hospital” that offers a number of major hospital services including but not limited to: physical therapy, ambulatory surgery, and labor and delivery.

  • Rural area with easy access to lakes, rivers, skiing/snowboarding, and local seasonal town events!

In this position you will:

  • Support the Performance Improvement process

  • Follow and support hospital policies. Follow the principles and requirements outlined in the Commitments and Compliance Integrity Program Employee Handbook and any other organizational or departmental materials related to compliance with laws and regulatory requirements

  • Maintain a safe environment for staff, patients, and visitors

  • Patient-Care Positions: Consider individual needs in communication with, assessment of, and treatment of patients and staff, including ethical, cultural, psychosocial, religious, and age-specific aspects to include infant through the elderly

  • Follow policies related to work attendance and dress code

  • Maintain a safe environment for staff, patients, and visitors

  • Regular and predictable attendance is required for all positions. Failure to meet this standard can result in progressive discipline up to and including termination

  • Consider individual needs in communication with patients and staff, including ethical, cultural, psychosocial, religious, and age-specific aspects, to include all ages

  • Support patient rights and the organization’s code of ethical behavior

  • Record temperatures and assures foods are at proper holding temperature. Take corrective action if food does not meet standards

  • Follow procedure by wearing gloves when handling any food item

  • Prepare cafeteria for each meal and in between meals as assigned, assuring all areas are set up in an attractive appetizing manner

  • Insure all areas are stocked and are readily available to customers

  • Serve employees, visitors, physicians, and volunteers cheerfully and respectfully

  • Observe proper portion control techniques

  • Clean and sanitize areas of the cafeteria as assigned

  • Clean and sanitize all equipment used for patient and cafeteria meal service

  • Maintain sanitation records as assigned

  • Maintain proper levels of all food items by observation and communication with cooks; communicate effectively with all areas of department

  • Perform cashiering duties; maintain accurate cash collection and cash reports

  • Prepare espresso with proper technique

  • Use/maintain/clean a variety of equipment such as cash register, espresso machine, coffeemakers, toaster, waffle irons, steam table, and soda dispenser

  • Test prepared foods by taking temperatures and tasting

  • Inventory patient and employee kitchen areas and restocks according to schedule

  • Understand diet types and restrictions necessary to perform the job

  • Has knowledge of unit practices and diet order processes

  • Communicate with appropriate staff regarding patient’s diet

  • Has knowledge of patient menu regarding good choices and ingredients

  • Perform basic functions within Meditech system to record and print patient diet, food and allergy information

  • Use sound judgment when offering alternate selections to patients, of modified diets, and does not offer foods contraindicated.

  • Refer a nutrition problem to the registered dietitian if beyond their scope

  • Attempt to handle patient request/complaint on own. Involve registered dietitian and/or other staff as needed

  • Accept additional work or reduced hours during periods or low patient census


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • High School Diploma -OR- GED

  • Washington State Department of Health Food Handler's Card

  • Proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing effectively in English

  • Basic Math Skills

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Previous hospital -OR- food service experience

About the ministry you will serve:

Providence Mount Carmel Hospital is a Critical Access hospital in Colville, WA serving a three county area in Northeast Washington. We are a progressive, full service hospital offering advanced medical and surgical care as well as specialty support and outpatient services.

For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, visit:

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Food Service Attendant

Location: Washington-Colville

Req ID: 261824