Dietary Aide/Hostess - Hospital

060 Hospital Food Services · Colby, Kansas
Department 060 Hospital Food Services
Employment Type PT
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation $11+, dependent upon experience

Our Mission: Enhancing the lives of those we serve.

About Us: Citizens Health is a community based, private, not-for-profit organization. It is comprised of:

Citizens Medical Center - a 25 bed critical access hospital,

Family Center for Health Care - an outpatient rural health clinic,

Prairie Senior - a skilled nursing facility,

Citizens Clubhouse - an onsite childcare center that cares for children 6 weeks to school age for our workforce,

Citizens Medical Equipment - our durable medical equipment business. 

We strive to be progressive, dependable and knowledgeable, while providing compassionate, evidence-based care to the residents of northwest Kansas.

Position Information: The Hostess/Dietary Aide visit with in-patients to discuss menus, prepare and deliver meal trays and assist with dish washing procedures.

The Dietary Aide/Hostess reports to the Food Service Manager.

Days: 3-4 days a week, 20 - 30 hours per week

Hours: varied start times to 7:30 pm

Pay Range: Begins at $11.25 per hour

What you’ll do:

  • Visit with in-patients to discuss the following day’s menus and their preferences.
  • Prepare the evening meal trays.
  • Assist with dish washing procedures.
  • Plan and prepare production schedule and prepares the foods necessary to fill diet prescriptions during tray service.
  • Wash dishes and trays.
  • Complete required sanitation procedures.
  • Deliver and pick up patient trays to and from patient care areas.
  • Completes other duties as assigned. Includes working as Cafeteria Aide on weekends if necessary.

What you bring to the table:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Previous food service experience, preferred

To be successful within our organization you will need to:

  • Self-starter who takes initiative, is open minded and a team player.
  • Maintain a positive attitude with good energy.
  • Work in harmony with assigned co-workers and other department's staff.
  • Create a positive, supportive working atmosphere.
  • Display integrity and accountability.
  • Demonstrates kindness, courteousness, and sensitivity to patients, families, physicians, co-workers and visitors at all times.
  • Maintains confidentiality as defined by hospital policy.
  • Accept and respond to constructive criticism and suggestions and strives for self-improvement.
  • Demonstrates the ability to accept and implement change
  • Adhere to organization policies and procedures.
  • Arrive at work on time and when scheduled.
  • Demonstrate flexibility, initiative and ingenuity in performing job tasks.
  • Demonstrate professional conduct and maintains professional appearance.
  • Demonstrate behavior that reflects the image of the institution.


Typical Working Conditions: Well-lighted, well-ventilated work area.  Subject to burns, cuts, and falls.  Exposed to hot and cold temperature changes.  May be exposed to infection when handling contaminated dishes or silverware, etc.  Exposed to continuous noises put out by electrical food service equipment.

This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented.


Available Benefits

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance available
  • Pre-Tax and Roth Contributions
    • Automatic 6% salary deferral upon employment
    • Regular and matching contributions after one-year and 1,000 hours worked
  • Provides Life, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
    • Full-time coverage - equal to two times employees annual income
    • Part-time coverage - one-time annual income
  • Differential and Certification Pay
    • Eligible employees receive shift, weekend and holiday differential pay
  • Other Benefits
    • Paid time off
    • On-site child care services
    • Funeral leave
    • Health Savings Account
    • Dependent, Medical and Limited Purpose Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Aflac Group Insurance
    • Discounted membership rate for EagleMed and LifeSave
    • Many More!


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Citizens Medical Center, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status or discharge history, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

I understand that neither the completion of this application nor any other part of my consideration for employment establishes any obligation for CMCI to hire me.  If I am hired, I understand that either CMCI or I can terminate my employment at any time and for any reason, with or without cause and without prior notice.  I understand that no representative of CMCI has the authority to make any assurance to the contrary.

Citizens Medical Center, Inc. implements a Drug Free Workplace Program.  Drug testing is required of applicants in accordance with relevant laws. 

If you need assistance to complete this application or during any phase of the application, interview, or employment process, please notify the Human Resources Department (785) 460-4842.  Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate your needs in a timely manner.

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  • Location
    Colby, Kansas
  • Department
    060 Hospital Food Services
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $11+, dependent upon experience