Food Service Aide Job Description

Food Service Aide Job Description

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Food service aide provides information to patient regarding Patients Patients Bill of Rights, Notice of Privacy Practices, Healthcare Directives and other pertinent information per state and federal regulations.

Food Service Aide Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective food service aide job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included food service aide job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Maintains a “clean as you go” workspace
Completes daily and weekly cleaning duties and all other duties as assigned
Prepares all assigned food items
Provides food and beverage items as ordered
Demonstrating a willingness to help
Cooks food as directed in the operational menu plan for the facility food service operation
Prepares meals according to scheduling and sanitation standards
Uniforms and aprons should always be “showplace clean”
Performs housekeeping duties as needed to support the Center’s operations
Assists the Director in maintaining adequate inventory and proper storage of paper supplies

Food Service Aide Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Food Service Aide

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: DCFS, IL, BLS

Education for Food Service Aide

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the food service aide job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as High School and Collage Degree in Teaching, Social Work, Psychology, Military, Management, Counseling, Therapy, Health Services, Medical, Health Care

Skills for Food Service Aide

Desired skills for food service aide include:

Job and good decision making
DNV
HIPAA
Hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs regarding fraud
Waste and abuse
OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare
Proper methods to present plates correctly and to garnish steam tables in cafeteria
JCAHO
Basic safe food handling practices
Various types of materials and procedures used in the area

Desired experience for food service aide includes:

Ability to handle a variety of duties
Must obtain Illinois/City of Chicago Food Service Manager certificate within 90 days of hire Must be able to pass IL DCFS Background Check and medical certification for food service worker
One year of food services experience preferred
Prepare food for associates, including cooked items and meals
Serve as cashier
Refill dispenser items

Food Service Aide Examples

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Food Service Aide Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of food service aide. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for food service aide
  • Having your high school diploma or equivalent
  • Having at least two years of previous food service work, preferably in a healthcare environment
  • Having a positive, compassionate and customer-service oriented attitude
  • Accurately Assemble, Distribute and Collect Patient Trays
  • Collects patient trays at the appropriate time and in an efficient manner
  • Cleans all wares used for this purpose
  • Cleans all equipment used for this pursues
  • Cleans dish machine, dish room and equipment appropriately
  • Responds to Patient request in a timely manner
  • Passes patient trays in a correct and courteous manner
Qualifications for food service aide
  • Able to work first shift with possible overtime
  • Able to work immediately
  • Must be customer friendly Ability to do simple mathematics Knowledge of working cash register a plus Must be able to read, write and speak English fluently required
  • Retail service experience a plus
  • Prior food service or customer service experience preferred
  • High School Diploma – Required or equivalent education/experience
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Food Service Aide Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of food service aide. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for food service aide
  • Strips trays per procedure and in a timely manner
  • Ensures adherence to special diets and allergen lists
  • Patients are served meals while in the hospital in accordance with dietary restrictions and guidelines recommended by the treating physician
  • Nutrition aides must read each patient's records and distribute appropriate meals or snacks
  • Responsible for portioning food or participating in basic food preparation
  • Follow Departmental policy protocol with regard to food cleanup and sanitation
  • Proper disposal of food, utensils and plates is an essential part of keeping the hospital sanitary
  • Perform cashiering duties
  • May assist in the training of nutrition service personnel
  • Accurately dishes up, portions out, assembles, serves, weighs and measures food items according to production sheet, menu, set up diagrams or other verbal or written communications
Qualifications for food service aide
  • Related experience in food services, preferred
  • Requires previous experience with inventory management thorough the knowledge of food service practices
  • Maintain general food service tasks (serving, stocking, preparing, delivering, cashiering)
  • Works in assigned position completing all job tasks required
  • Assembles prepared food items, adhering to proper portion sizes and maintaining proper temperatures
  • Proper food handling to include labeling, dating, proper food storage, taking and recording food temperatures accurately, and proper hand washing and wearing of gloves
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Food Service Aide Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a food service aide. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for food service aide
  • If applicable to position, assists in the assembly of foods for final preparation
  • If applicable to position, assists as directed in the process of preparation, serving set-up and clean-up of special dinners and luncheons for meeting throughout the Medical Center
  • Follows proper sanitation procedures, maintains and leaves a clean, sanitized and organized work area
  • Disassembles patient trays according to dish room and infection control procedures
  • Operates dish machine loading/unloading as necessary
  • Reports any failure or malfunction of equipment or utility, , gas, electric, water, steam, to a supervisory person immediately
  • Ability to work harmoniously and effectively with other employees in the Food Service Department and other departments
  • Performs other similar or lesser skills or tasks as directed by member of management or supervisory staff
  • Maintains adequate standards of safety and sanitation as applied to the handling of clean and soiled dishware, pots, pans and other cookware
  • Assists with food prep as needed
Qualifications for food service aide
  • Sanitation of surfaces, knives, sinks, and practice food service HACCP guidelines
  • Two years food service experience in a hospital, nursing home or restaurant
  • Ability to interpret customers’ requests and accurately fill those requests
  • Ability to become certified in Food Service Sanitation within first 3 months
  • Ability to walk, stoop, bend, stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to interact effectively with staff
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Food Service Aide Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of food service aide. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for food service aide
  • Restocks supplies in the cafeteria as directed by executive Chef
  • Assist with the receiving and restocking of food supplies in the Cafeteria and Kitchen
  • Maintains adequate standards of safety and sanitation as applies to the handling of food, all work areas and equipment
  • Use standard food handling and sanitation practices using HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) guidelines
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Manager of Food Services
  • Monitors individual staff performance and provides feedback to higher-level authority
  • Provides on-the-job training to new or lower-level employees
  • Pre-screens job applicants and may conduct initial employment interviews
  • May assist in implementing new procedures or processes
  • Assists employees with complex/unprecedented/ambiguous matters, reviews elevated issues/situations and takes action consistent with assigned scope of authority
Qualifications for food service aide
  • Ability to complete numerous, simultaneous projects within given time constraints
  • Ability to achieve and maintain high standards of sanitation and safety
  • Ability to have exposure to water and other cleaning materials
  • Able to understand and follow instructions
  • Work on feet for long periods of time
  • Able to be courteous with all customer groups
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Food Service Aide Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a food service aide. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for food service aide
  • Purposefully conducts all aspects of the job in an ethical manner in support of the hospital’s commitment to ethical behavior in all areas of personal and professional activity
  • Successfully completes hospital-wide orientation, annual hospital competencies and department/unit specific competencies
  • For the safety of our patients and co-workers, St
  • Sets up work stations with food and equipment according to guidelines that promote holding food at safe temperatures, maintaining sanitary practices, and providing excellent quality and pleasant appearance
  • Serves at work stations following guidelines for proper portion control, accuracy and efficiency in filling verbal and written orders, using systems in place to maintain safe, high quality food and providing excellent customer-focused service
  • Follows department procedures for providing excellent customer service which may include assisting patients with meal tray set-up and completing service recovery when appropriate
  • Follows department procedures for the proper cleaning, handling and storage of work stations, equipment and wares
  • Follows department procedures for cash handling
  • Follows safe food handling and sanitation practices
  • Follows department safety procedures to support a safe work environment for patients, families and associates
Qualifications for food service aide
  • Must obtain Illinois/City of Chicago Food Service Manager certificate within 90 days of hire Must be able to pass IL DCFS Background Check and medical
  • One (1) year prior experience in food preparation obtained in commercial, military, or institutional setting preferred
  • Experience in food service preferred or the ability to perform food service general duties
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written English instructions
  • Ability to work in hot kitchen around hot equipment and a variety of other potential hazards ranging from spills on floors to sharp cutting equipment (knives, slicer)
  • An insensitivity to allergic reactions to required sanitation chemicals, gloves, food and supplies used and essential to the job

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