SLH Food Service Worker (2 Positions Available)
Company: Highland General Hospital
Location: San Leandro
Posted on: September 18, 2022
SUMMARY: Under close supervision, the SLH Food Service Worker
performs routine work involved in food preparation, cooking and
serving including simple food handling, portioning, tray
assembling, cleaning, sanitizing, mopping, sweeping, loading food
into carts, cleaning trucks and equipment, washing large and heavy
pots and pans, and transporting food carts to patient areas or
dining areas and removing refuse to disposal area. Keeps dining
areas and equipment in a clean and orderly condition. Performs
related duties as required. DUTIES & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: NOTE
: The following are the duties performed by employees in this
classification. However, employees may perform other related duties
at an equivalent level. Not all duties listed are necessarily
performed by each individual in the classification.
- Prepares salads, sandwiches, fruit cups and other outtake food
items for retail sale. Follows standardized recipes, portioning and
presentation standards. Completes and utilizes daily production
worksheets and waste log sheets. Tastes completed meals to ensure
quality. Prepares special diets as ordered by doctors, grinding and
otherwise preparing and cooking meat, vegetables and other foods,
assembling and weighing them according to recipe.
- Receives, inspects, transports, and stores food staples,
vegetables, dairy products and other foods and kitchen supplies.
Unloads food supplies from delivery trucks, stores food and
supplies in correct containers and in proper storage areas
according to department guidelines as indicated by non-spoilage of
food. Stores, labels and dates all food items according to policy.
Maintains, organizes and rotates storage of dry goods, refrigerated
and frozen products. Checks assigned areas for expired food
products. Keeps storage area clean.
- Delivers meals and nourishments to patients within established
time frames and does so in a courteous and professional manner
following departmental procedures. Collects trays from patient
rooms or units in a courteous and professional manner, following
departmental procedures. Transports food carts and equipment in a
safe manner throughout the facility as required.
- Assists department leaders in taking inventory as necessary.
Inventories, records, and delivers par stock supplies to identified
units and cleans as per department policy and procedures.
- Cleans stoves, steam kettles, ovens, and other standing kitchen
equipment; sweeps and mops floors; removes dirty dishes from dining
tables to the kitchen; cleans tables, walls and chairs, and other
general cleaning such as refrigerators or cupboards. Scrapes food
from dirty dishes; washes dishes, pots, and pans either by hand or
places them in racks or on conveyor to dishwashing machines.
Operates and cleans equipment per department procedures after each
use and in compliance with the master cleaning schedule. Steam
cleans or hoses out garbage cans. Collects and places garbage and
trash in designated containers. Breaks down cardboard boxes.
Maintains cleaning and maintenance schedules for equipment, storage
and work areas. Reports needed maintenance or repairs of equipment
- Makes up trays for patients' or juveniles special diets; weighs
servings, obtains special items, dishes up food according to diet
required, and labels for specified patient.
- On a relief basis or as a trainee, assists a Cook or relieves a
Senior Food Service Worker, or Room Service Coordinator.
- Sets up cafeteria food line, turning on steam tables, putting
out utensils and keeping serving line supplied with food; dishes up
and serves food in cafeteria tray line; works in a kitchen or
dining area keeping food hot. Sets up retail service and monitors
food temperature and quality. Serves accurate portion sizes in
retail settings. Assists with serving customers as needed. Sets up
- Complies with department's cash register and pricing
methodology, with minimum overages and/or shortages. Performs
cashier functions of change-making, accurate ring-up of sale, and
making corrections to monetary errors to customers.
- Secures designated areas of potential theft, dangerous
chemicals, supplies and equipment to safeguard employees.
Identifies and utilizes cleaning chemicals following directions
recommended by manufacturers and per SDS sheets.
- Communicates any patient or customer related problems/concerns
to appropriate personnel, in a timely manner following departmental
procedures. Completes all daily, weekly or monthly logs/reports on
a timely basis meeting all prescribed deadlines.
- Adheres to hospital confidentiality and patient's rights policy
as outlined in the hospital's HIPAA policies and procedures.
Complies with federal, state and local health and sanitation
regulations and department sanitation procedures. Utilizes
equipment in performing job functions according to department's
safety procedures. Read and complies with all policies and
procedures as appropriate. Follows HACCP guidelines when assembling
and distributing food supplies to ensure quality and safety of food
supply. Follows hospital and department safety policies and
procedures to include incident reporting. Follows hospital and
departmental infection control policies and procedures in food
handling, storage, wearing gloves, washing hands, grooming,
maintaining personal hygiene and proper uniform, etc. Maintains a
clean, sanitary working environment.
- Adheres to Emergency Preparedness Program. Participates in
disaster drills as appropriate. Adheres to Life Safety Program and
participates in fire drills as appropriate. Responds to utility
failures following department guidelines. Follows the hospital's
protocols for Hazardous Materials and Waste Program.
- Participates and attends departmental meetings and staff
development programs as appropriate. Orients and trains staff, as
applicable. QUALIFICATIONS: Education: High school diploma or
general education degree (GED); Six months of experience in either
serving or assisting in the preparation of food or washing dishes,
pots, pans in a large cafeteria or dining room.; or equivalent
combination of education and experience.
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