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Lourdes Hospital - Food Service Specialist

Requisition R054188 Market Paducah, KY Department SS Finance - Mid-American Shift All Schedule Full-time

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Summary of Primary Function/General Purpose of Position

Responsible for performing entry level job functions relative to patient meal service, cafeteria, catering, food prep, and sanitation.   

Essential Job Functions

  • Performs tasks on the patient tray line-portioning and assembling food according to menu, write ins, nourishments etc. Restocks supplies on the line as needed. Also, makes salads, desserts, and sandwiches per recipes for patient line.
  • Delivers patient trays in accordance with selection and prescribed diets following food safety and sanitation guidelines. Good customer relation skills and communication with the patient is a must.
  • Gathers and delivers requisitioned supplies for the pantry stock.
  • Demonstrates competency in the safe use, care, and handling of equipment. Reports malfunctions to the supervisor.
  • Works in the dish room as scheduled, following acceptable procedures. All pots and pans must be properly washed, rinsed and sanitized per ServSafe procedures.
  • Follows established safety practices related to the proper use of chemicals.
  • Attends meetings as required to enhance safety knowledge, job skills, and communication within the department.
  • Serves in the cafeteria when necessary utilizing appropriate customer service skills. Follows all recipe and portion control standards. Restocks as needed.
  • May on occasion perform cash handling functions. All cash handling procedures to be followed.
  • May assist in other areas as relief
  • Performs tasks on the patient tray line-portioning and assembling food according to menu, write ins, nourishments etc. Restocks supplies on the line as needed. Also makes salads, desserts, and sandwiches per recipes for patient line.
  • Delivers patient trays in accordance with selection and prescribed diets following food safety and sanitation guidelines. Good customer relation skills and communication with the patient is a must.

Employment Qualifications

Education Qualifications - List the minimum education, training, and experience required to perform the essential functions of the position. 

Required Minimum Education:

High School Diploma or GED

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred:

1-2 years in food service industry or healthcare food services. Basic math skills and cashiering experience preferred.

Current open positions are Full-Time, Part-Time and PRN (as needed)

Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.

We’ll also reward your hard work with:

  • Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Life insurance w/AD&D
  • An employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify.
  • Paid time off
  • Educational Assistance
  • And much more

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Work Shift:

All

Department:

SS Finance - Mid-American

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you’d like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for  Mercy Health – Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours – Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please email recruitment@mercy.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.com

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Luis F., RN

I wanted to get into a career where I’m happy to go to work.

Luis F. RN
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