Pioneer Medical Center


Pioneer Medical Center is a 25-bed critical access hospital, essentially the county hospital for Sweet Grass County, Montana: Population 3700. We are in a beautiful valley along the Yellowstone River, between three mountain ranges, just north of Yellowstone National Park. We serve our neighbors (ranchers, skilled trades people and active retirees) and the many tourists who come here on their way to Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks, or to fish the Yellowstone, hike, bike, hunt or just get away from overcrowded places. Big Timber is a vibrant and welcoming small town, an hour from Bozeman and Billings. Our schools are highly rated, with high community support.

Pioneer Medical Center has an immediate opening for a full-time Dishwasher to join our Dietary team.


The Dietary Dishwasher is responsible for helping with the daily operations of the dietary department. The Dietary Dishwasher performs a variety of tasks that facilitate the preparation and service of nutritious food to patients, staff, and visitors. He/she will focus on culinary integrity, hospitality, ensure safe and sanitary conditions and ensure customers receive high quality personalized service. He/she will lead by example and be the embodiment of Pioneer Medical Center’s mission, vision, and values.





1. Supports and models behaviors consistent with Pioneer Medical Center’s mission, vision, values, code of business conduct and service expectations. Meets all mandatory organizational and departmental requirements. Maintains competency in all organizational, departmental, and outside agency standards as it relates to the environment, employee, patient safety or job performance.

2. Must be able to stand for a length of time. Work in a hot environment, with steam from the machine.

3. Must be able to document dishwasher temps while machine is running during dishwashing.

4. Must be able to manage your time, help with taking orders and passing out breakfast, lunch and dinner. Help the dietary aide with cleaning and resetting tables after meals

5. Make up water glasses, set tables with napkins and silverware and put out clothing protectors where used.

6. Make sure that ALF dishes are done and returned to them. Clean up your station, make sure dishes are done, help others with tasks as needed.

7. Make sure the hall tray cart is back and cleaned, dishes are done from it.

8. Communicates with manager about concerns to ensure patient food services are accurate and timely.

9. Must possess communication qualities to interact with all kitchen staff, nurses etc..

10. Maintains competency in all organizational, departmental, and outside agency safety standards as it relates to the environment, employee, and patient/resident safety.

11. Identifies needs and sets goals for own growth and development

12. Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.




• Common policies and procedures, both organizational and departmental

• Compliance Program

• Code of Conduct

• Regulatory standards (i.e., State Survey, OSHA)

• HIPAA and confidentiality requirements

• Patient’s/resident’s rights

• Patient safety standards

• Dietetic principles, food sanitation, and food service operation


• Professional communication skills, both verbal and written

• Professional care for the residents and their families, along with co-workers


• Incorporate population specific needs into all aspects of communication and patient care; scope of services provided will encompass age groups from infant through geriatric.

• Communicate clearly and effectively, both verbal and written

• Establish and maintain collaborative relationships

• Perform essential job functions such as being able to work with and help out other staff when needed.

• Work varied shifts

• Lift/carry maximum of 50 pounds, push/pull a maximum of 50 pounds, stand, sit, bend, and walk for extended periods

• Must live in the service area


• Ability to successfully function in a fast paced, service-oriented environment

• Strong organization skills and attention to detail

• Ability to maintain confidentiality of all medical information.



• High School diploma or GED.

• Must have minimum of one year of foodservice experience.

• Basic computer proficiency and working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

• Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.

• Or an equivalent combination of education and experience relating to the above tasks, knowledge, skills, and abilities will be considered.



• Environmental exposure to weather, extreme heat, extreme cold, noise, dust, vapors, fumes, and odors.

• Rare to occasional exposure to contact with chemicals, moving objects, confined spaces, slippery surfaces, extreme temperatures, and noise. Rare exposure to blood and body fluids.


Blood Borne Pathogen Category: Category I: Tasks that involve exposure to blood, body fluids or tissues.

Blood Borne Pathogen Category: Category II: Tasks that may involve occasional exposure to blood, body fluids or tissues, but are not a part of the routine job description. Appropriate protective measures are readily available to every employee engaged in Category II tasks.


Look through our website,, the Facebook groups "Big Timber Community" and "Big Timber Buzz” or call our HR Manager at 406.932.4603 for more information about the area and this role.

Pioneer Medical Center provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.'

Job Type: Full-time

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