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Food Service Associate

Job ID: R-26507 Job Type: Part time Location: Kansas City, Kansas
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Position Summary / Career Interest:

The Food Service Associate position may perform one or more functions including, but not limited to, building patient meal trays; preparing fruits and vegetables; preparing and serving hot and cold food items for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (in addition to grab-and-go items); delivering patient trays to assigned areas; serving retail customers; and dishwashing activities. The Food Service Worker must be knowledgeable about food items and respond to patient and customer inquiries with the correct information.


  • Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.
  • Performs duties in one of the following department units:  Food Production, Cafeteria (Main or Cambridge), Doctor’s Lounge, Trayline, or Support Services. 
  • Cross-trained to perform in one or more of the units and/or stations within the primary unit. 
  • Maintains food/product/supply quality and safety following HACCP and department standards. 
  • Operates, monitors, and cleans any equipment used to perform job duties following directions and unit standards.
  • Maintains orderliness, safety, and sanitation of work and/or service area(s), according to unit standards and work station assignment.
  • During periods of downtime in primary unit, assists in another unit according to assignment or at request of supervisor.  (Examples:  portioning and wrapping patient food items, serving on the Cafeteria hot line, loading or unloading the dish machine.)
  • Duties according to assigned unit include (not an exhaustive list):
  • Trayline, Support Service: Delivers and retrieves food carts for patient food service.
  • Food Production:  Test and evaluate new recipes.
  • Food Production, Trayline, Cafeteria:  Adjusts work hours to early or late to help with food production, patient meal service, or service in the Cafeteria.
  • Dishwashing: Load and unload the dish machine.
  • Demonstrates competence in the areas of critical thinking, interpersonal relationships, and technical skills.
  • Demonstrates ability to provide care/service safely and efficiently to each patient.
  • Assists with on-the-job training of new employees.



  • Read, write and speak English
  • Simple math


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Prior food service experience
  • Experience in a hospital or long-term care facility

We are an equal employment opportunity employer without regard to a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, ancestry, age (40 or older), disability, veteran status or genetic information.

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