Food Service Worker

Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital

Hourly rate range $15.00 - $20.69 / hour

Pay dependent on skills, years of experience, and education/ certifications.

Appreciated for your Nutrition Services work

Are you on the lookout for a career close to home and heart? As a Dietary Aide, you will play a crucial role in helping to prepare therapeutic and modified diets for our patients, as well as crafting meals for employees, visitors and special functions. Consider joining us in a role that not only satisfies your passion for culinary excellence but also contributes to the well-being of our patients.

A Glimpse into Our World

At Encompass Health, you'll experience the difference the moment you become a part of our team. Working with us means aligning with a rapidly growing national inpatient rehabilitation leader. Our achievements include being named one of the "World's Most Admired Companies" and receiving the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work ForĀ® Award, among other accolades, which is nothing short of amazing.

Starting Perks and Benefits

At Encompass Health, we are committed to creating a supportive, inclusive, and caring environment where you can thrive. From day one, you will have access to:

  • Affordable medical, dental, and vision plans for both full-time and part-time employees and their families.
  • Generous paid time off that accrues over time.
  • Opportunities for tuition reimbursement and continuous education.
  • Company-matching 401(k) and employee stock purchase plans.
  • Flexible spending and health savings accounts.
  • A vibrant community of individuals passionate about the work they do!
Become the Dietary Aide you always wanted to be

  • Maintain proper temperature for both hot and cold foods.
  • Interpret written recipes and follows written and/or verbal orders, requests, and instructions.
  • Break down carts and remove scraps from patient trays.
  • Assemble/deliver late patient trays, supplements, nourishments and special requests as needed.
  • Portion, weigh, and garnish food according to menus and specific diet instructions.
  • Assemble patient trays to meet time tables.
  • Assist patients in completing menus.
  • Clean and sanitize all assigned areas.
  • Organize, plan, and manage time effectively to complete assignments.


  • Possession of a food handler's permit, if mandated by state or county regulations.
  • Training in food preparation for therapeutic diets preferred.
  • Recent institutional cooking experience and special function cooking experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of food safety guidelines preferred.
  • May be required to work weekdays and/or weekends, evenings and/or night shifts if needed.
The Encompass Health Way

We proudly set the standard in care by leading with empathy, doing what's right, focusing on the positive, and standing stronger together. Encompass Health is a trusted leader in post-acute care with over 150 nationwide locations and a team of 36,000 exceptional individuals and growing!

At Encompass Health, we celebrate and welcome diversity in our inclusive culture. We provide equal employment opportunities regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, color, creed, age, mental or physical disability, or any other protected classification.

We're eagerly looking forward to meeting you, and we genuinely mean that. Join us on this remarkable journey!

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2050 Versailles Road
Lexington, Kentucky

Environmental/Food Services

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