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Food Service Worker - Emergency Hire
Job Code:2019-07-024
FT/PT Status:Emergency Hire
Salary Minimum9.18
Salary Midpoint10.79
Position Closes:

Job Responsibilities & Qualifications:
Primary Function

To assist the cook in preparing food, cleaning up, washing dishes, putting away stock, helping with the trayline, delivering food to the inpatients and performing any other food service duties in the kitchen as needed. Education/ExperienceMust have a high school or GED equivalent. Food service and healthcare experience preferred. The food service manager and dietitian will provide training to help the incumbent perform job requirements. Attendance of in-services and educational programs will be provided to maintain job competency.

Job Description

·     Loads and unloads dishwashing machine. Maintainswater and detergent levels in dishwasher; removes strainer pans, inspects dishmachine for cleanliness and removes calcium deposits as required. Records washand rinse temperature of dish machine daily.

·     Assists in the preparation of patient meals,snacks and beverages, special function meals, and assist with the cafeteria asneeded.

·     Receives direction for the hospital dietitian toensure therapeutic accuracy of meals and snacks served to inpatients.

·     Uses a modified diet spread sheet when workingto assemble patient trays.

·     Uses information on tray cards to assemblepatient trays.

·     Uses information from the patient cardex todetermine patient food preferences, allergies, diet order, and diet changes if needed.

·     Uses the menu substitution log when menu itemsare substituted.

·     Delivers breakfast, lunch, and dinner trays toinpatient rooms and picks up dirty trays from the nursing station for cleaning.

·     Attend training programs and in-services asscheduled.

·     Perform cleaning duties as assigned by the daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning scheduling.

·     Cover nutrition assistant duties on weekends toensure that the pantry refrigerator is stocked and cleaned, refrigeratortemperature is recorded, snacks are prepared and delivered and that tray cardsand the modified diet spread sheet are used during tray assembly.


Must have a high school or GED equivalent. Food service andhealthcare experience preferred. The food service manager and dietitian willprovide training to help the incumbent perform job requirements. Attendance ofin-services and educational programs will be provided to maintain jobcompetency.

Confidential Data

The Privacy Act of 1974 mandates that the incumbent shallmaintain confidentiality of all pertinent patient information that comes tohis/her attention. The Privacy Act carries both civil and criminal penaltiesfor unlawful disclosure of knowledge.

Contacts with Others

The incumbent will be in contact with coworkers, patients,dietitian, and other department staff including nursing.


The work area is often warm, noisy, and cramped. There arepossibilities for being cut, burnt, or scalded due to the necessity of workingin the kitchen. There is also a danger of slipping on the floor due to food orliquid spills.


The work involved may expose employee to communicablediseases. Employees must be familiar and comply with NC Statutes relating tofood service work and federal and state regulations pertaining to occupationalsafety and health, infection control, EPA standards, and HIPAA regulations.Employee must have annual TB test and mandatory Hepatitis A series.

Customer Service

Consistently demonstrates superior customer service skillsto patients/customers by displaying Spotlight on Success I CARE behaviors andskills. Ensure excellent customer service is provided to all patients/customersby seeking out opportunities to be of service.