Providence Health & Services Food Service Assistant in Portland, Oregon
Providence is calling a Food Service Assistant - Cafeteria (1.0 FTE, Rotating/Variable) to Providence Portland Medical Center in Portland , OR.
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We are seeking a Food Service Assistant - Cafeteria who will provide a high level of customer service for patients, family members, volunteers, physicians and staff. The Service Excellence Standards of Behavior guidelines must be adhered to at all times. Must have comprehensive knowledge of, and be compliant with, specified regulatory requirements, and food safety and sanitation regulations for food service in a health care environment. Proper sanitation procedures and practices must be following to assure the cleanliness and sanitation of ware-washing, service-ware, equipment in the work area. Adhere to County/State Health department, hospital, and department standards, policies and procedures at all times.
In this position you will be responsible for the following responsibilities:
Meet the Service Excellence Standards of Behaviors/Providence Experience
Have interactions and interpersonal relations with the public, fellow employees, supervisors, and other department employees must be positive/professional at all time, regardless of situation
Report to work as scheduled and on time per hospital policy
Maintain confidentiality of all information per policy
Support and contribute to effective safety and risk management efforts by adhering to policies and procedures, maintaining a safe environment, promoting accident prevention, and identifying and reporting potential liabilities
Seek ways to improve quality of service provided and shares ideas with management
Comply with Providence Health & Services, and departmental policies and procedures
Attend departmental meetings and in-services per policy
Perform physically demanding, repetitive duties for extended periods of time. Performing duties requires one to be highly mobile and work on your feet continuously while meeting time sensitive delivery standards and goals
Prepare order/request for food, beverages, garnishes and accompaniments per instruction for patients and customers
Assure the delivery of hot, aesthetically pleasing and nutritionally correct meals to patients
Assure presentation of food/beverage is attractive and aesthetically pleasing for all customers
Place accurate and correct portions of food, beverages, and service ware on customer and patient's trays as dictated by menu, portion standard and diet order
Load, deliver and retrieve carts to and from specified nursing units in a timely manner according to standards
Have ability to walk long distance repetitively
Have ability to learn locations within the hospital to deliver and retrieve carts and provide catering services
Load dirty dishes into machine and unloads clean dishes and equipment into specified dispensers and stores in proper location
Empty, clean and sanitize tray and service carts
Maintain clean, organized and sanitary work area and equipment according to ServSafe and other regulatory agency standards of practice
Handle food in a safe manner assuring customers are not exposed to food borne illness
Use safe food handling techniques in the preparation, service and transport of service ware, and in the delivery of foods and beverages
Work with food products in a manner that optimizes correct handling, temperature and storage standards
Rotate and stock food and beverage according to standards
Ability to read order tickets, screens, cash registers, monitors and record temperatures
Take customers orders, operates cash register, buses tables, preps food, takes phone orders and provides espresso coffee services
Adhere to all policies and procedures
Deliver, sets up, service and cleans up catering services in a timely manner according to standards and customer expectations/requests
Required qualifications for this position includes:
- Valid Oregon Food Handlers Certificate or ServSafe Certification at the time of hire
Preferred qualifications for this position includes:
One (1) year of experience in retail dining or patient dining with emphasis on customer service and food handling
One (1) year of computer experience, patient interaction, and food service experience
One (1) year of experience in Healthcare or Dietary kitchen using 'therapeutic diets'
One (1) year of cashiering experience
One (1) year of barista experience
Experience in healthcare facility or large food service operation
About Providence in Oregon
As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.
The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,
"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."
Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.
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As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
Job Category: Food Service Attendant
Req ID: 311616