Food Service Worker - Flex/Starter (Per Diem)

St. Tammany Parish Hospital

Job Description

Responsible for placing items on trays according to diet/order according to time standards. Checks all cold items for accuracy, acceptability, quality and adherence to the diet order/recipes. Does not use any unacceptable or out dated food items and requests replacement items. Does not substitute without the patients permission. Replenishes supplies on the tray line. Maintains equipment and clean work environment. Communicates politely and effectively with staff and patients. Assumes the role of patient advocate. Helps wherever and whenever needed. Demonstrates acceptance of CARES and HAACP standards in all work activities. Cross trained on all tray line positions. Demonstrates knowledge of diets. Takes direction from Expeditor. Changes assignments as needed to ensure patient and customer satisfaction.

Minimum Qualifications: No experience necessary. Must be able to communicate effectively and follow both verbal and/or written instructions. Must be able to work anytime weekdays, weekends and holidays between the hours of 5:30 am and 8:30 pm. This position is considered essential during emergency conditions. Exhibits consistent customer/patient focus showing courtesy and respect. Consistently able to exceed patients expectations. Willingness to comply with dress code, CARES and HACCP standards. Must be able to think logically and make decisions based on experience and training. Must have excellent knowledge of or ability and willingness to learn about all diets/modifications, menu items and computer programs. Must be able to follow diet guidelines when assembling meal orders.

Preferred Qualifications: High school diploma or GED preferred.

Physical Demands:
Must possess good physical health. Some requirements include but are not limited to standing or walking for long periods of time. Lifting at least 50 pounds is required. Must be able to work with a moderate level of noise.
Physical Effort required:
Constant (67%-100%) talking, hearing, seeing
Frequently (34%-66%)- lifting, carrying, balancing, reaching, handling/feeling
Occasionally (1%-33%)- pushing/pulling, stooping, crouching

Employment Type

Per Diem



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