Food Service Worker (Part-Time)

Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: 12-08-2017
BASIC FUNCTION:
 
Under the general supervision of the Supervisor of Food Services, and in accordance with departmental/hospital policies and procedures, and applicable local and federal health department standards and program requirements, perform a variety of food service duties including sanitation duties in assigned areas.
 
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:
  • Utilizing tray tickets/marked menus, ensures accurate assembly of patient trays for general and modified diets; ensures portions served are in accordance with diet plans and checked completed trays for accuracy.
  • Explains the menu selection process, and assists patients with making selections.
  • Accurately distributes and collects menus and patient food trays as assigned.
  • Retrieves soiled trays, silverware and food carts.
  • Stacks and returns soiled items to dish room after each meal.
  • Stacks soiled trays and silverware into dishwasher for washing and sanitation.
  • When assigned to cafeteria/catering areas, displays foods attractively and provides service to customers.
  • Maintains a clutter-free, clean, safe, sanitary and orderly work area.
  • Assists with preparing/portioning salads, desserts and/or, other items as needed.
  • Delivers food carts to patient floors and trays to patients' bedside (except for those in isolation), ensuring patients receive the correct trays and provide assistance accordingly.
  • Accurately prepares individual patient and bulk nourishment daily.
  • Cleans food carts, other equipment and wash pots and pans by hand.
  • Disposes of trash and garbage according to sanitation policies and procedures, as needed.
  • Transfers clean dishes and other equipment to and from the tray line according to sanitation policies and procedures.
  • Mops floors and cleans walk-in storage areas and refrigerators as needed.
  • Promotes adherence to the Health Sciences Compliance Program, the Howard University Code of Ethics and the Health Sciences Standards of Conduct.
  • Attends annual and periodic mandatory Compliance Program training including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy training.
  • Participates in activities that promote adherence to federal healthcare program requirements.
  • Actively participates in Health Sciences Compliance Program activities.
  • Adheres to the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Policies and Procedures.
  • Maintains confidentiality of patients, families, and staff.
  • Assumes other duties and responsibilities that are related and appropriate to the position and area. The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and are not to be considered as all-inclusive.
CORE COMPETENCIES:
  • Knowledge of Hospital's food, tray assembly, tray delivery, tray retrieval, safety and sanitation policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of standard diet patterns.
  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to follow direction closely. Ability to adhere to policies and procedures.
  • Ability to serve correct portions and utilize appropriate serving utensils for a variety of foods.
  • Ability to recognize, operate safely and clean standard kitchen equipment according to Hospital standard.
  • Ability to read and recognize appropriate food modifications, and follow diet plans as stated on tray ticket/menu.
  • Ability to recognize a variety of foods.
  • Ability to respond to customers in a pleasant, courteous and prompt manner.
  • Competence in both oral and written English.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious work relationships with staff, physicians, Hospital and University officials, and the general public.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
  • High school or General Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D.).
  • Six (6) months of successful food service work experience, preferably in a healthcare environment.
  • Must be able to stand, walk, sit, lift, bend, pull, push, reach, handle, speak, hear, see (color vision), compare, interpret and organize for extended periods of time.
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