Job Description

Job Title: Nutrition Service Assistant
Job ID: 97152357
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Flex
Hours:
Shift: Variable
Facility: UPMC Altoona
Department: Nutrition Services
Location: , Altoona PA

Description

Flex Full Time - Day/Evening with Rotation

This is a union position.

Posted:  11/18/2019

 

Have you always wanted to get your healthcare career started?  Are you interested in a position that offers terrific benefits and opportunities to grow?  Do you enjoy working "hands on" in a team environment?  Then you may be a perfect fit for our role in the Nutrition Services Department at UPMC Altoona.

 

UPMC Altoona is currently looking for a flex full time Nutrition Service Assistant to fill a day/evening shift. This position will work rotating weekends and holidays.


Purpose:

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

Responsibilities:
  • Prepares supplemental feedings accurately for patients as specified on supplemental feeding list.
  • Transports and disposes of waste to compactor from patient, cafeteria and special functions. Uses 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, utensils after use and stores in 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, to include, but not limited to maintaining food temperatures below 41 F and rapid cooling techniques. Proper use of gloves.
  • a) Correctly cleans, prepares, and mixes ingredients for all cold foods.b) Portions cold food items correctly, utilizing 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 patient line.
  • Operates, loads and cleans dishmachine. Refills soap and rinse additives in dishmachine. Records temperatures and chemical usage. Turns off dishmachine at the end of evening. Correctly cleans dishmachine.
  • Fills and operates floor scrubber. Uses proper pad and chemical for the kitchen and cafeteria floors.
  • Inspects washed dishes and flatware for cleanliness, stains, flaws, and removes any with 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 proper cart. (Places cart on lift properly. Sends to correct floor. Follows unit up procedure.b) Properly boosts' food carts before sending to nursing unitc) 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 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 dishmachine. Refills soap and rinse additives in dishmachine. Records temperatures and chemical usage. Turns off dishmachine at the end of evening. Correctly cleans dishmachine.
  • 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 is complete
  • Thoroughly cleans food carts, using properchemical. 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 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 portion control list. Serves customers in a timely manner. Resupplies salad bar, condiments, and 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 is complete
  • Has knowledge of soaps/chemicals used on a daily basis. Understands proper use.

Qualifications

  • Education and Formal Training Required: High school diploma required.
  • Experience Required: On-the-job training.
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $0 / hour

    Union Position: Yes

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