PSW Jobs Hamilton Hospital

St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Food Service Helper prepares, decants and portions food, delivers and serves meals independently in dining room utilizing dietary guidelines/restrictions. Operates machines such as ovens, ware washing equipment and puts inventory away in designated areas. Maintains all work areas in a safe and sanitary condition.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Grade 12 education or equivalent
Minimum 2 years’ experience working in hospital food services or institutional food service operations, would be an asset
Food Handler Certificate preferred
Ability to speak, read and write English and be capable of following oral and written instructions thoroughly
Ability to perform the following physical demands: extended periods of time standing and walking; requirements for bending, forward reaching predominantly between waist and shoulder, lifting, pushing/pulling carts throughout the department and hospital
Ability to handle multiple tasks and frequent interruptions
Ability to work independently, within designated time frames, and as part of a team
Ability to maintain a friendly disposition with patients
Neat appearance, good attendance, punctual and work record are essential
Ability to work in very cold (walk in freezer), cold (walk in refrigerator) and warm environment.
Must wear safety shoes
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Setting up the dining areas, preparing, heating and serving meals to patients (in compliance with the diet order)
Maintaining work area/equipment and procedures to meet sanitation and safety standards
Retrieving soiled dishes, etc. from dining areas for ware washing and disposal
Following HACCP principles of food handling
Operating and maintaining ware washing equipment; using cleaning/sanitizing chemicals
Preparing/decanting/assembling food and special dietetic items
Completing inventory sheets for the clinical and production areas
Tempering and distribution of food items
Ordering supplies for clinical and production areas
Putting supplies/inventory away in designated areas in the department
Reports directly to Food Services Supervisors
Performs all other related duties as assigned by the supervisor

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