Food Service Assistant (PT) - Mt. Vernon
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Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Serves food by utilizing appropriate service methods for timeliness, safe handling and holding, designated portion control and appealing appearance including utilizing garnish when appropriate.
Transports food trucks, late trays to designated areas, promptly utilizing safe food handling and established infection control processes.
Stores or disposes of food remaining after each meal service by choosing the appropriate method of storage for foods, following safe food storage and labeling procedures.
Cleans and sanitizes equipment and work area by utilizing designated cleaning procedures and cleaning chemicals, completing and documenting daily and rotating cleaning assignments, and by transporting trash to designated areas.
Cleans and sanitizes dishes, pots and pans and patient tray trucks utilizing designated procedures and chemicals, maintaining washing equipment at proper temperatures, and restocking kitchen and cafeteria with clean dishes, flatware, pans and utensils.
Maintains storage areas by shelving stock in designated areas, by labeling and rotating foods and by maintaining cleanliness and orderliness of the coolers, freezers and storeroom.
Contributes to maintaining costs within the budget by utilizing equipment and supply resources as directed, documenting food and service activities and by ringing up cafeteria sales, collecting cash and making change accurately.
Participates in training of department staff by demonstrating the job according to established job routines and department procedures, answering questions and creating a friendly environment and by completing the job coaching forms.
Identifies opportunities for department improvement by evaluating food service and work processes, participating in department test trays and data collection and by making recommendations and implementing changes to meet department goals.
Participates in department work groups, unit council, CQI Plus team and daily POW WOW by attending meetings, being punctual, listening and offering content and following through on actions decided by or communicated in the meeting.