FOOD SERVICE ASSOCIATE (DISHWASHER - 16 HOURS/WEEK; 7A-3:30P, WEEKENDS ONLY), DUKE REGIONAL
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 122508
Duke Regional Hospital has served Durham, Orange, Person, Granville and Alamance counties and the surrounding communities for nearly 40 years. With more than 1,900 employees, its focus is on providing outstanding medical care with compassionate, personalized service in a comfortable community hospital setting. Duke Regional Hospital has 369 inpatient beds and offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services, including orthopedics, weight-loss surgery, women's services, and heart and vascular services, and also offers care at the Duke Rehabilitation Institute and Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center. In fiscal year 2018, Duke Regional Hospital admitted 16,299 patients and had 165,953 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.
U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Regional Hospital as #10 in North Carolina and #4 in the Raleigh-Durham area for 2018-19.
Depending on the size of the entity and department structure, Level I and Level II may be combined.
Perform routine tasks and manual work under immediate supervision in support of hospital food service operations
Operate dish machine, wash pots and perform heavy cleaning duties
Transport equipment, food, supplies, and refuse as directed.
Perform a variety of tasks in preparation, service and delivery of food products and/or service operations (ie. prepare, mix, assemble, portion, serve and store food as directed
Receive inspect, store, secure disburse and control inventory of food stuffs, supplies and equipment ).
Also may function as a cashier when directed.
Retrieve, collect, and transport food service supplies, equipment and refuse as directed.
Strip carts/trays, sort, rinse, dishes and silverware, operate and unload dish machine, and store clean items; inspect washed items for cleanliness and breakage.
Clean and maintain dish machine; clean and sanitize assigned areas.
Washes pots, pans and equipment.
Collect, sort and dispose of trash.
Follow all safety proced ures for using equipment and chemicals.
In addition to the duties described in Level I, performs the following:
May set up and serve food to patients and cafeteria customers as specified by menus, ensuring that all food items are properly portioned and handled within established sanitation standards.
May operate and monitor proper functioning of food service equipment.
Follow all safety procedures for using equipment and chemicals; cleanand sanitize equipment after use.
May assist in trayline and/or cafeteria setup, ensuring that quality standards are maintained and safe food handling guidelines are adhered to.
Detect and report improperly prepared food or food that does not meet standards and/or defective/damaged merchandise and status of all supplies in stock.
May assist in the care and maintenance of work areas and alert supervisors to problems as they arise.
May place food and supply orders with approved vendors under direction and guidance of Food Service Manager.
May review stock levels of common food stuffs and advanced menu items, conduct physical inventories and maintain inventory records.
Unload incoming supplies and equipment.
May transport food carts to assigned locations.
May prepare and set up food items to be delivered to catering functions as needed.
May plan, organize and provide service for routine and more complex catering functions.
May work as needed for specially planned catering events.
May maintain an accurate inventory of all catering equipment.
May be responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the catering area.
If functioning as a cashier:
Calculate total cost of items on food tray
Accept payment in cash or meal tickets.
Ensure validity of meal cards.
Total cash/tickets at end of work period; deposit money and prepare deposit report sheet.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to lift/push/ pull 50pounds.
Ability to read/write and follow oral and written instructions.
Same as level I plus:
Basic math skills
Basic computer /cashier/calculator skills
Strong customer service skills
Ability to operate food preparation equipment.
Ability to prepare/handle food stuffs using safe food handling practices.
Ability to maintain inventory
Heavy cleaning duties
Excellent customer service skills.
Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision.
Ability to maintain inventory
No previous food service experience required.
Work requires six months of food service experience.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
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