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UPMC Food Service Worker in Altoona, Pennsylvania

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Nutrition Services Assistant - Food Service Worker

Do you have great customer service skills or experience in the food service industry? UPMC Altoona has immediate openings for Food Service Workers (in our Nutrition Services department)! We are looking for friendly faces to help provide excellent experiences to patients, staff, and visitors at our hospital!

If you have a friendly personality and like to have a positive impact on someone’s day – this could be the perfect position for you! We currently have full-time, flexible full-time, part-time, and casual opportunities available. Apply now to learn more!

We are currently offering a SIGN-ON BONUS for all full-time Nutrition Service positions! The amount of the sign-on bonus is $500 for a 1-year employment commitment. Don't miss out - apply today!

*Current UPMC employees are not eligible for the sign-on bonus program

Purpose:

Prepares and portions all cold food items including salads, desserts, and beverages, for the patient and employee feeding. Sets up and serves hot and cold food on patient lines and in the cafeteria. Cleans cold food area, serving tables, refrigerated units, and equipment in the cold food area.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepares supplemental feedings accurately for patients as specified on the supplemental feeding list.

  • Transports and disposes of waste to compactor from patient, cafeteria, and special functions. Uses the compactor properly.

  • Maintains work area, including equipment (mobile work stations and milk coolers), in a sanitary and orderly condition at all times. Cleans equipment, tables, and utensils after use and stores them in the proper area. Sanitizes food prep surfaces. Completes additional cleaning as assigned.

  • Must observe and follow proper food handling procedures (established by the F.D.A) from preparation to storage of leftovers, including, but not limited to maintaining food temperatures below 41 F and rapid cooling techniques. Proper use of gloves.

  • a) Correctly clean, prepare, and mix ingredients for all cold foods. b) Portions cold food items correctly, utilizing the correct scoop and serving size. Cuts cakes evenly. c) Follows proper rotation. Uses oldest dates first. d) Accurately follows production sheet. Records any changes in amounts prepared. Correctly records unused items after the patient line.

  • Operates, loads, and cleans the dish machine. Refills soap and rinse additives in dish machine. Records temperatures and chemical usage. Turns off the dish machine at the end of the evening. Correctly cleans the dish machine.

  • Fills and operates floor scrubber. Uses proper pad and chemical for the kitchen and cafeteria floors.

  • Inspects washed dishes and flatware for cleanliness, stains, and flaws, and removes any imperfections after referring to supervisor. Sorts and stores flatware. Transports and stores dishes and flatware to cafeteria and patient serving line.

  • Properly uses Power Pal to transport food carriers to Building.

  • a) Loads patient trays correctly into food carts. (checks that food cart temperatures are acceptable). When needed, places supplies on the proper cart. (Places cart on lift properly. Sends to the correct floor. Follows unit up procedure. b) Properly boosts' food carts before sending them to the nursing unit. c) Able to correctly place food carts on nursing units. Correctly deals with any supplies/requisitions on carts. Follows lift procedures. d) Able to timely return carts to the kitchen. Follows proper order of return. Proper order of return.

  • Must understand the need for handling food according to sanitation regulations.

  • Must be inserviced on all equipment before authorized to use it, including electric warmers used for special functions.

  • Tear down food carts. Rinses and rack items. Soaks all flatware.

  • Transports and disposes of waste to compactor from patient, cafeteria, and special functions. Uses the compactor properly.

  • Cleans up breaks and special functions. Properly documents on special function/break sheet. Appropriately stores items returned from breaks/special functions.

  • Operates, loads, and cleans the dish machine. Refills soap and rinse additives in dish machine. Records temperatures and chemical usage. Turns off the dish machine at the end of the evening. Correctly cleans the dish machine.

  • Sets up cafeteria serving areas and salad bar with all required foods and beverages, utensils, and other supplies. Appropriately stores desserts after cold food set-up are complete

  • Thoroughly cleans food carts, using proper chemicals. Correctly lines up food carts when cleaned. (DCS)

  • Reports all equipment malfunctions to supervisors.

  • Prepares, delivers, and/or sets up and serves all food items required for special functions and coffee breaks.

  • Correctly checks inpatient nursing units for soda and ice cream par levels. Correctly assembles non-patient supplies. Delivers supplies to non-patient areas. Has supply sheets initialed. Properly stores patient supplies in a cooler.

  • When assigned to cafeteria, sets up hot food side and cold food side correctly for service. Serves hot and cold foods as requested and according to the portion control list. Serves customers promptly. Resupplies salad bar, condiments, crackers, soda, milk, juices, etc. as needed.

  • Sets up cafeteria serving areas and salad bar with all required foods and beverages, utensils, and other supplies. Appropriately stores desserts after cold food set-up are complete

  • Has knowledge of soaps/chemicals used daily. Understands proper use.

Qualifications

  • Education and Formal Training Required: High school diploma required.

  • Experience Required: On-the-job training

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Starting pay for this position is $13.24 with the opportunity for annual pay increases + shift differential for off-shifts

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34

Why choose UPMC Altoona?

  • An incomparable, affordable benefits package (found to be 20% higher in value than other healthcare employers in our market!)

  • Click on the Total Rewards link at the bottom of this page to learn more

  • Generous vacation accrual Tuition assistance to further your education

  • Sign-on Bonus

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