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Nutrition & Food Services Assistant

Kennestone Hospital • Marietta, Georgia • Day Shift • Full Time • JR-14742

Facility: Kennestone Hospital

Job Summary:

Nutrition & Food Services Assistant

Responsible for performing duties in a variety of areas which may include all or one of the following:

Retail - serving, prepping, cleaning, restocking, cashiering, while also demonstrating great customer service skills.
Tray Line - working on a patient tray assembly line, preparing patient meals within the specifications of the diet order and patient preferences.
Utility - safely transporting patient meal food carts to and from nursing units, warewashing of dishes, pots and pans; basic housekeeping of walls, floors, windows and equipment.


Responsibilities:

Core Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

  • Ensures the Safety of Customers and Team Members according to Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) and county Health Dept. Guidelines:
    * Washes hands frequently and appropriately wears gloves.
    * Follows infection prevention practices, including personal hygiene expectations (i.e., fingernail length and finish) and reports potential risks
    * Maintains all the work areas in a clean and organized manner; free of spills and fall hazards.
    * Monitors and records food and/or equipment temperatures; immediately correcting/escalating "out of range" occurrences.
    * Stores food and/or supplies using proper labeling, dating and rotation methods.
    * Operates equipment according to all safety guidelines and escalates any unsafe conditions (i.e., frayed electrical cords).
  • Ensures Positive Service Outcomes:
    * Follows department work schedule (including weekends and holidays) and arrives at the work station prior to task start time.
    * Sets up, maintains and breaks down workstation according to area requirements.
    * Follows written and verbal instructions and station responsibilities with accuracy and attention to detail.
    * Completes area checklists and forms.
    * Operates and cares for equipment according to manufacturer's and area specific guidelines.
    * Remains flexible to support other team members across the department to achieve desired service outcomes.
  • Engages in Efforts to Create a World Class Work Environment:
    * Follows work area's uniform specifications, i.e., clothing and shoes are neat and clean.
    * Collaborates with team members and Leadership to meet the goals and objectives of the Department and Hospital.
    * Communicates in a respectful manner and in terms that are clear and concise.
    * Respects the cultural traditions of team members and customers.

Required for All Jobs:

  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Complies with all WellStar Health System policies, standards of work, and code of conduct.


Qualifications:

Required Minimum Education: High School Diploma or equivalent preferred, but not required.

Required Minimum Experience: Hospital foodservice experience and customer service experience highly preferred.

Required Minimum Skills: Ability to communicate and understand verbal and written English language and Math.

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