UnityPoint Health Food Service Aide in Peoria, Illinois

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Food Service Aide

Location: Methodist Campus

Shift-PRN As Needed


This Food Service Aide will assist in the preparation and distribution of food service to patients, employees and visitors.

Completes job responsibilities in dish room.

  1. Soaks coffee cups and ice tea cups on Monday, Wednesday and Friday

  2. Unloads patient food carts in a timely manner

  3. Places all garbage in the disposal from patient trays

  4. Assures that dishes are stacked and placed in dishwasher

  5. Cleans and dries plates, glasses and silverware – and retrieves them from the washer

  6. Returns all plates, glasses and other utensils to the serving area for use at subsequent meals

  7. Washes pots and pans used in preparation of food at a separate station from the dishwasher

  8. Cleans shelves and other areas with disinfectant solution

  9. Soaks the dishwasher twice a week with L.S.R. Solution

  10. Responsible for general cleaning of the kitchen using a cleaning list that is posted on hallway bulletin board

    Demonstrates the ability to be a team player.

    1. Wears name badge and follows dress code
  11. Works cooperatively with peers, process coordinators, food service management and other hospital personnel

  12. Maintains a positive working relationship which centers on customer based needs and continuous quality improvement

  13. Assists process coordinators when needed

  14. Accepts responsibility for work area and duties

    1. Conducts self in a professional manner
  15. Delivers safe and sanitary food to patients, cafeteria and special catered events

    1. Maintains proper use of wearing gloves when handling food at all times
  16. Wears hair restraints at all times in the food service area Fulfills MMCI and department required education.

    The incumbent must fulfill department and MMCI required educational training in the following areas:

  17. ADA – American Disability Act

    1. Confidentiality Video

    2. Hazardous Material Competency

    3. General Equipment Safety

    4. Keeping You Informed meetings

  18. People to People

The Food Service Aide will work 50 % of the workday on the tray line.

  1. Required to work rotating stations through the department and other duties as assigned by the Process Coordinator

    1. Prepares and fills patient requests per position and station on tray line

    2. Prepares and serves all items with “eye” appeal

  2. Uses production tally sheets, to grant patient requests

  3. Able to read the different menus provided to patients

    1. Maintains proper use of gloves and wears them at all times when handling food products
  4. Responsible for maintaining proper use of using utensils and portion sizes (#8 scoops, #12 scoops and ladles, and serving spoons).

    1. Places the food or beverage selected on the patient's tray.


  1. High School Diploma required


  1. 1-3 years of experience in/with food service preferred.

Requisition ID: 2018-54005

Street: 221 NE Glen Oak Ave

Name: 5020 UnityPoint Health Methodist Medical Center

Name: Cafeteria

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): .01

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: 1st

External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org