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SUPPORT SERVICES | Full Time | Day
About this position
Req #:21817 Category:SUPPORT SERVICES Division:Support Services Employment Type:Full Time Shift:Day Hours: Compensation Type:Hourly Facility:John Peter Smith Hospital Location:1500 S. Main Street, Fort Worth, TX
Description: The Food Service Worker performs a variety of functions and tasks pertinent to food preparation, service, distribution of food to patients and staff, and general kitchen maintenance to include preparing and delivering food trays to hospital patients and performing any combination of the following food duties: assembles and serves food items in hospital cafeteria; apportions and places food on plates and trays according to diet list on diet tray ticket; examines filled tray for completeness and places on cart, or conveyor belt; pushes carts to assigned locations; serves trays to patients; collects and stacks dirty dishes on cart and returns cart to kitchen; washes dishes and cleans work area, tables, cabinets, and ovens; and collects and places garbage and trash in designated containers. The Food Service Worker works in various areas of the department (e.g. patient/cafeteria tray line, dish room, pots and pans, sanitation and/or storeroom). The Food Service Worker works varying hours to include nights, weekends, and holidays.
Performs food service processes (e.g., tray line, cafeteria line, and/or meal service) to include serving food by placing uniform portions of food on patients and/or customers plates.
Follows instructions for meal preparation and tray assembly for patients with specific dietary needs (e.g. regular, modified, individual diet orders, food allergies, etc.) and makes sure to omit any ingredients that may cause ill affect.
Prepares food items and simple recipes (e.g. sandwiches, salads, beverages, and snacks).
Accurately apportions food items for patient tray service and cafeteria meal services in accordance to accompanying menus and/or dietary requirements.
Inspects patient trays on tray line and ensures food items match menu and instructions on patient diet orders.
Places trays in food carts and physically pushes (pushing force less than 50 lbs.) those through hospital corridors to assigned floors. Transports patient trays and tray delivery carts, nourishments, supplies, and special item requests to hospital patient care areas. Collects food trays and dirty dishes and carts them back to the kitchen for washing.
Sets up cafeteria lines and steam tables, with hot and cold food items (e.g. meats, vegetables, salads, desserts, etc.). Returns leftover food to cooks after mealtime and stores other foods appropriately.
Operates, safely and accurately, a variety of commercial food service equipment, including knives, slicer, thermometers, measuring utensils, scales, toaster, food warmer, blender, mixer, and microwave oven.
Maintains a sanitary work environment. Cleans equipment used during meal services including steam tables, carts and counters, and sanitizes serving utensils, plates, trays, plate covers and other service items.
Maintains and stocks diet aid and nourishment supplies. Takes inventory of items in stock area and coolers including rotation of stock, dating, and labeling.
Inspects equipment (e.g. tray carts, commercial equipment) and reports equipment malfunctions and/or need for repair to management.
Follows correct food temperature maintenance, safe work practices, and uses safe food handling techniques (e.g. HACCP, Code Compliance and other regulatory procedures).
Exhibits and meets personal hygiene in compliance with the Network and health and safety code requirements.
Maintains knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, and policies that impact Nutritional Services.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
3 plus years of experience working in the food service industry performing food preparation, dish washing, and/or hospitality services related to food management, catering, etc. may substitute for the required education.
Must have a current City of Fort Worth Food Handlers Certification.
Must have completed an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited Food Handlers Certificate Program.
Preferred Education and Experience:
High School diploma, GED, or equivalent.
Experience working on a cafeteria/tray line to include pushing food trays in a large cafeteria setting (e.g. hospitals, correctional institutions, colleges, etc.).
Location Address: 1500 S. Main Street Fort Worth, Texas, 76104 United States
JPS Health Network has been named best hospital in the United States by Washington Monthly Magazine—simply put, we offer the best care to the people of Tarrant County, TX, and we are here to serve everyone, regardless of social or economic status. Come help us make a difference in our community.
At JPS our mission isn’t to chase awards or seek recognition; we are dedicated to providing the best care we can to the people of Tarrant County. We are always looking for dedicated, caring individuals to join our team and contribute not only to our success, but also to the success and health of our community.
Who We Are
JPS Health Network is a $950 million, tax-supported health care system in North Texas. Licensed for 578 beds, the network features over 25 locations across Fort Worth, with John Peter Smith Hospital—home to Tarrant County’s first and only Level 1 Trauma Center, only psychiatric emergency services site, and the largest hospital-based family medicine residency program in the nation—and more than 40 community-based clinics. All told, our network employs more than 7,200 people.
Acclaim is our multispecialty medical practice group featuring over 300 providers serving the JPS Health Network. Specialties range from primary care to general surgery and trauma. The Acclaim group formed around a common set of incentives and expectations supporting the operational, financial, and clinical performance outcomes of the network. Our goal is to provide high quality, compassionate clinical care for every patient, every time.
We’re more than a hospital. We’re 7,200 of the most dedicated people you could ever meet. Our goal is to make sure the people of our community get the care they need and deserve. As community stewards, we abide by three rules:
Own it. Everyone who wears the JPS badge contributes to our journey to excellence.
Seek joy. Every day, every shift, we celebrate our patients, smile, and emphasize positivity.
Don’t be a jerk. Everyone is treated with courtesy and respect. Smiling, laughter, compassion—key components of our everyday experience at JPS.
When working here, you’re surrounded by passion, diversity, and dedication. We look forward to meeting you!
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