Person, Chef

Diet Aide

Diet Aide

  • 640028
  • Camperdown, NSW, Australia, 2050
  • Casual

From small private hospitals to the largest public health campuses, our broad range of service solutions include catering, retail, facilities management, cleaning services and even security and help desk. At Medirest, we provide the non-medical services that keep Australia's healthcare facilities in top shape.

Key Duties

  • Communicate effectively with Dietitians, Nursing Staff, Speech Pathologists, Chefs, Catering Assistants, Managers and Team Leaders
  • Order meals for patients with special dietary requirements using Menu Management Software (Saffron)
  • Supervise plating line and perform final accuracy check of patient meal trays
  • Order patient meals to align with Meal Plans and documented patient information, in consideration of age, allergies, preferences/dislikes, special dietary requirements and prescribed meal plans
  • Review recipe and ingredient lists to ensure suitability of menu items, in consideration of age, allergies, preferences/dislikes, special dietary requirements and prescribed meal plans
  • Perform cross-check of patient management software to ensure accuracy of documented food allergies
  • Communicate with patients and families to determine food preferences and dislikes as required
  • Ability to liaise effectively with food services staff, nursing staff, clinical dietitians and speech pathologists

The Person:

  • Display a positive attitude to daily challenges, willingness and flexibility to meet the needs of changing priorities and a resilient nature
  • Previous experience within a Hospital food services role
  • An excellent eye for detail
  • A sound knowledge in food and/or nutrition preferred
  • Personable, a team player who has exceptional communication skills
  • Ability to stay calm under pressure
  • Availability to perform shift work
  • Understanding of the importance in compliance with hospital policies related to the rights of staff privacy and patient confidentiality

In line with the required legislation, a valid and current National Police check and evidence of Hepatitis B Immunity will be required as part of the standard recruitment and selection process for this position.

The Benefits

We place great importance in looking after our people and offer excellent career opportunities including opportunities anywhere in Australia (or the world) where we operate, corporate health plan discounts, a range of discounts and special offers with our preferred benefit providers, learning and development opportunities including traineeships and apprenticeships, service awards and reward and recognition programs including our annual Star Awards.


Our people’s unique backgrounds, experience, and abilities are at the heart of our vibrant workforce. We strive to create workplaces that reflect the diverse communities that we serve, where everyone feels empowered and valued. By building diverse teams means we are creating inclusive environments for all our people and also those we connect with through our day to day operation. We welcome & encourage applications from Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples, people of all backgrounds, ages, sexual orientation, gender expressions, gender identity and people with disability.


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