This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.
As per HRM Directive 518, this employment opportunity is restricted to Nunavut Inuit.
Reporting to the Supervisor, Food Services, the Dietary Aide works in collaboration with the cook, nursing and nutrition staff to provide nutrition for patients in a clean and safe environment. The position is responsible for preparing and serving appropriate and safe food and beverage to patients. The position is also responsible for ensuring that the cafeteria and kitchen are cleaned and maintained in accordance with regulations, policies and departmental procedures.
The Dietary Aide delivers meals and snacks to patients admitted to the hospital and is a key member of the health care team. The position also ensures that the food service department is clean and presented to the general public in a way that is representative of a hospital that meets Accreditation Council Standard. As a front line staff for infection control, the Dietary Aid ensures that the principles for food safety, infection control and cross contamination are strictly adhered to. Other duties may include disposing of refuse and relining trash receptacles in accordance with sanitation procedures. The Aide will also assist with maintaining inventory by stocking cupboards, refrigerators and freezers as necessary and reporting low inventory to the Food Service Manager when necessary.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a minimum of Grade (6) six and must be able to understand and implement WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Material Information Systems). A High School Diploma and Food services certification are considered assets as well as experience in a health care institution or a similar setting.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French. Fluency in Inuktitut is a requirement. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit would also be considered an asset.
Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.
An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.