||MISSION STATEMENT:The Food Service Associate has duties/responsibilities in the kitchen and on the patient floor areas. The Food Services Associate is responsible for operating the dishwasher, the 3 bay sink or other devices for washing soiled dishware, sweeping/ mopping of floors, removing trash and other related duties as assigned by the Supervisor. The Food Service Associate may be requested to help with stocking and restocking of various items and maintaining above standard cleanliness of these areas. The Food Service Associate is responsible for cleaning and sanitizing patient trays(including all items on it), kitchen utensils soiled in the process of food preparation, maintaining the cleanliness of the work area for safe, sanitary handling of food, equipment and supplies.This position may be responsible for some simple food preparation tasks as assigned by the Supervisor or Cook in preparation of tray service, participate in the assembly of trays for patient/residents, transport food conveyors to and from the patient floors and bring food trays to the patients on various units. This position will be covering various positions in the department - dish area and cafeteria.ESSENTIAL DUTIES:01.Operates dishwasher or other devices for washing soiled dishware.02.Cleans and sanitizes kitchen utensils soiled in the process of food preparation.03.Cleans assigned work areas and equipment.04.Participates in the assembly of food trays for patients/residents.05.Transport of food conveyors to and from patient/resident meal sites.06.Transport of food trays to the patient's room.07.May be requested to stocks and restocks various items in the department.08.Follows State and Federal guidelines for the safe, sanitary handling offood, equipment and supplies.09.Other work related duties as assigned by Supervisor.WORK ENVIRONMENT:Environment is hot and fast paced with stressful conditions at times.PHYSICAL DEMANDS:Sitting– rarely.Standing/Walking– 80-90% of the shift.Lifting– must be able to lift up to 50 pounds using good body mechanics.Pushing/Pulling– must be able to push/pull a cart distances greater than 3 feet manually or with assisting devices.Hands/Arms/Wrist– must have good range of motion.Manualdexterity – must have good dexterity.Bothhands – use of both hands required.Vision– must have good vision and be able to read small print.Hearing– must be able to hear items whispered at 3 feet (FAA Class III).Speech– must be able to effectively communicate English.EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
High School diploma or equivalent.EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Some kitchen experience is desirable. On the job training is provided as necessary.SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:01. Ability to speak, read andwrite legible English.02. Ability to follow writtenand verbal instructions.03. Ability to organize andprioritize assigned work.04. Ability to maintain a goodrapport with others.05. Ability to use soundjudgment while working with various types of equipment within the department.06. Ability to maintain confidentiality as well as follow all other AR Gould's Standards of Behavior.
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