The Food Service Worker is part the multi-disciplinary team to provide food, service, and nutritional care to Harborview's patients and cafeteria customers. Under direct supervision, they perform a variety of duties including preparation and serving of food and beverages, delivery of meal trays to Ambassadors, par stock pantries, stock salad bar, replenishing merchandising units and routine cleanup and sanitation duties within the food service operation.
Job Related Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to read, write, and speak English fluently as assessed by Supervisor/Manager upon hire Have corrective vision to size 12 type font and the ability to hear normal speech level Knowledge of kitchen and dining room work, standard kitchen appliances and equipment, personal hygiene, sanitation, and house keeping practices
Ability to: Learn routines involved in preparing and serving food Maintain sanitary conditions Follow written and oral instructions Have respect in the work place
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
Overview of Work Assignments: Washes, peels, cuts up vegetables and fruits; opens canned goods Makes beverages Assembles salads, sandwiches, and desserts Transports food, supplies, and equipment to and from kitchen, dining areas, storerooms, and refrigerators Serves food individually or from steam tables and carts; loads and clears steam tables and carts Washes dishes, trays, pots, pans, and utensils Scrubs, mops, and clean kitchen, refrigeration, garbage areas and floors Cleans and sanitizes equipment and other surfaces Fills condiment containers Stocks work areas, including nursing unit pantries, cafeteria, practices First In First Out (FIFO) methods to minimize waste Operates standard kitchen appliances and equipment (e.g. coffee maker, toaster, dish and glass washers, mixers, dish machine) Follows department policies and procedures for food safety and sanitation Complies with infection control policy and hand washing procedures Performs other work as required
WORKING CONDITIONS, PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND EQUIPMENT USAGE:
Working Conditions: Exposure to patient food tray waste Potential exposure to airborne infectious diseases from patients Exposure to wet areas and noise in the main kitchen and dish area Exposure to cleaning and sanitizing solutions Ability to flex between Transporter, Beverage Attendant, Pantry Attendant and into dish room as needed
Physical Demands: Continuous moving about work area Constant standing on feet eight (8) hours per day Working in warm environments (e.g. dish room) Frequent bending, stooping, reaching overhead, and pushing/pulling carts up to 25 pounds unassisted Lifting/pushing overhead up to 25 pounds unassisted Lifting and carrying items up to 40 pounds unassisted Clear, audible speaking Correctable vision to size 12 type Ability to hear normal speech level
Equipment: Tray transport carts Computer and printers Coffee makers; air pots; automatic juice, hot chocolate and espresso beverage dispensers Steam tables, mixers, toaster, microwave, pellet heaters Refrigerators, freezers Dish machine
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Food Handlers Permit within one week of hire
Dress Attire: Uniform must be wrinkle-free and shirts tucked in Undershirts, socks, shoes, belts and hair accessories must be black Apron must be clean and changed when soiled and removed prior to entering restrooms Hair must be completely contained in hair net while in the kitchen; beards and mustaches must be covered Adherence to the Service Culture Guidelines
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