Dietary Specialist – Hiring Veterans, Transitioning Service Members, Reservists and their Spouses

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  • Location: Newport News, Virginia |
  • Type: Direct Hire |
  • Job #275002 |
  • Salary: $12.00 |

Virginia Health Services is hiring Dietary Cooks and Dietary Aides, full-time, part-time, 1st, and 2nd shifts.
Apply today for specifics on each role. 


  • Gloucester
  • Hampton
  • Kilmarnock
  • Newport News


  • (Cook) Ensure meals are prepared according to the spreadsheet or recipe so the dietary needs of each resident are met.
  • (Aide) Assist with preparing and distributing resident meals and snacks in accordance with the menu, diet orders, and facility meal schedule.
  • Ensure proper storage and handling of all food, including knowledge of appropriate time, holding temperatures, and temperature documentation (HACCP.)
  • Monitor inventory to ensure adequate quantities of food are on hand.
  • Assist using the menu tray card system.
  • Effectively operate all kitchen appliances.
  • Follow facility cleaning schedule to maintain proper cleaning and sanitation of kitchen equipment and work area.
  • Wash dishes and clean work areas, tables, cabinets, carts, and ovens per infection control standards.
  • Comply with all established policies and procedures.
  • Promote and demonstrate positive customer service towards VHS, co-workers, residents, family members, and visitors.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.


  • Ability to read, write, and comprehend simple information.
  • While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, turn, bend, stoop, lift, push, pull, reach, talk, hear, taste or smell.
  • Must be able to lift, push, pull and move up to 50 pounds.
  • Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and hazardous materials

Preferred Skills:

  • ServSafe Certified.
  • Prior food service experience.


  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible schedules
  • Group Health insurance including medical, dental, vision, flexible spending, and health savings account
  • Paid vacation, sick leave, and personal days
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan with employer contribution
  • Referral program
  • State-of-the-art, Employment, Enrichment, and Education Center to provide hands-on opportunities for training and development of our team


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