Job Description

Surrounded by the Sierra Nevada Mountains with beautiful lakes and trails for hiking, biking, fishing, and skiing, this facility is thriving and is looking for a highly motivated Dietary Aid to fill a Per Diem position and provide excellent care to our community. It’s an exciting opportunity to be an integral part of the successful growth this rural hospital is experiencing.

Eastern Plumas Health Care is a small, non-profit, critical access hospital, providing comprehensive medical services to Plumas County since 1971. We operate an acute care hospital at our main Portola campus, which includes a 24-hour, physician staffed, emergency room and ambulance service. In addition, four primary care medical clinics and a dental clinic offer residents a full spectrum of health care services in the Graeagle, Greenville, Loyalton, and Portola communities. There are also hospital-based Skilled Nursing Facilities in Portola and Loyalton.

All healthcare workers are required to be vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine. We offer this free of charge as a part of your new employment process.

This is a per diem position at the Portola skilled nursing facility. . 


The dietary cook prepares meals for patients, staff and guests following the established menus. Ensures that food temperature and portion control meet all requirements of State and Federal regulations. Maintain sanitary conditions of the department at all times.


  • Prepares and serves meals that are high quality and nutritious to patients, staff and guests.
  •  Ensures that the menu for the preparing meal is followed.
  • Use the Nutritional Care Manual as a guide for the patients receiving a modified diet.
  • Consistently checks the temperature of food to ensure that food served to patients is maintained at the correct temperature.
  • Followers the standard serving portions as established by the Consultant Dietitian.
  • Maintain strict sanitary condition in order to eliminate food contamination and to prevent the growth of disease producing organisms and the production of bacterial toxins.
  • Ensures that hair is covered with an effective hair at all times when on duty.
  • Use good hand-washing techniques when beginning work, between handling of dirty dishes or equipment and handling food, dishes or utensils, after toilet use, after break, between handling cooked and uncooked foods.
  • Ensures that food handling gloves are worn when handling any food product that is going directly to the patient or staff.
  • Ensures that the specifically designated cutting boards are used for cutting of red meats and poultry to prevent cross contamination.
  • Maintains an effective working relationship with the nursing staff and co-workers to ensure that the nutritional needs of the patients are met
  • Ensures that food preferences, nutritional status and other information regarding the patients diet are followed.
  • Have an open communication with the nursing service so that any problems or concerns are quickly and easily resolved.
  • Maintains a good working relationship with co-workers for overall efficiency within the department.



Skills / Requirements

POSITION REQUIREMENTS: (Include Education, Certifications, Physical Capacities, Equipment Used, Specific Skills)

  • CA Food Handler card or equivalent; or obtain within 10 working days after employment. 
  • Prior hospital dietary services experience is preferred but not required for this position.
  • Must have the ability to lift 30 lbs on a regular basis and up to 50 lbs frequently.
  • Must be able to work weekends and holidays. 
  • High school diploma or equivalent.