As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally and medically - vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
Harborview Medical Center currently has an outstanding opportunity for a full time, 100% FTE FOOD SERVICE WORKER LEAD.
The Food Service Worker Lead is part of the Nutrition and Foodservices team performing duties of preparing and serving food and beverages to patients and retail customers. They regularly lead, assign, train, instruct and check the work of others.. They may function as an assistant to cooks or bakers.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
Perform duties as a cook’s or baker’s helper or serve as a lead employee in food preparation and serving and/or dishwashing
Weigh, prepare and serve meals to meet specific diet requirements of inpatients and psychiatric patients
Participate in cleaning work area and equipment
Serve food to customers, patients and visitors in a friendly congenial sensitive manner.
Washes, peels, cuts up vegetables and fruits; opens canned goods
Assembles salads, sandwiches, and desserts
Dish-up yogurt, fruit cups, cottage cheese, chicken cups, tuna cups, etc.
Slice and plate desserts
Follow standardized recipes
Weigh and measure ingredients
Transport food, supplies, and equipment to and from kitchen, dining areas, storerooms, and refrigerators
Functions as a grill cook for simple short-order items
Operates cooking and kitchen equipment
Serve food individually or from steam tables, salad and sandwich bar.
Refill food supplies and paper supplies
Record hot and cold food temperatures.
Report to supervisor any concerns related to food appearance, texture, or quality.
Monitor expiration dates of food items.
Stocks work areas, First In First Out (FIFO) methods to minimize waste
Operates kitchen appliances and equipment (e.g. coffee maker, toaster, yogurt machine, knife, steamer, steam kettle, tilt– skillet, grill, range, oven, deep fryer, deli slicer, food processor, food scale, chemical dispenser)
Function as grill cook for simple short-order items (e.g. omlets, hamburgers, grilled cheese sandwich)
May check patient Room Service or Psychiatric Service food trays to assure accuracy and ask trayline employees to make necessary corrections
Lead, assign, instruct and check the work of foodservice workers (e.g. salad and sandwich assembly, salad bar set-up, handwashing and glove donning, surface sanitation, retail stocking)
Follows department policies and procedures for food safety and sanitation
Complies with infection control policy and hand washing procedures
May take cash payments for meals
Performs other work as required
Work Stations: Food serving line Dishroom Patient Trayline
REQUIREMENTS: Possession of, or eligible for, a food handler’s permit AND one year experience in quantity or institutional food preparation and serving or equivalent education/experience
DESIRED: Education & Experience: High school diploma or GED. .
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.