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SSM Health - St. Mary's Hospital

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Job Description:

***Eligible for $1,500 sign-on bonus at hire***
Role Purpose: Prepares and serves food items needed for hospital and affiliated food services.

• Prepares food for hospital meals and refreshments by projecting amounts of food needed based on tallies, menus, and production guides and utilizing designated recipes and preparation methods such that food is wholesome, flavorful, attractive and ready for service at designates times.
• Serves food for patient tray line, cafeteria and catering by utilizing appropriate service methods including timeliness, safe handling and holding, designated portion control and wholesome and appealing appearance utilizing garnish when appropriate.
• 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 maintaining a clean and sanitary work environment throughout the cooking process, utilizing designated cleaning procedures and cleaning chemicals, completing and documenting daily and rotating cleaning assignments, and by transporting trash to designated areas.
• Maintains storage areas by conducting inventories, tracking unused food and planning for future use to minimize waste, by labeling and rotating foods and by maintaining cleanliness and orderliness of the coolers, freezers and storeroom.
• Monitors department food and equipment temperatures by recording temperatures and following up on all discrepancies.
• 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 products, recipes and service, participating in department test trays and data collection and by making recommendations and implementing changes to meet department goals.

Job Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:
• High school diploma or equivalent (GED)
• Food Service Sanitation Manager Cert (renew every 5 years) or Food Handler Cert (renew every 3 years)
• At least one year of related professional experience

Preferred Qualifications:
• Culinary Arts training

Physical Requirements: Employees in this position are, or can be, required to possess the following physical capabilities.
• Lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling up to 50 lbs.
• Stooping, kneeling and/or crouching daily
• Standing or walking more than 8 hours a day
• Reaching, grasping, fingering, and/or feeling more than 8 hours a day
• Visual acuity in order to correctly distinguish skin tone variations, evidence of IV infiltration, infection; able to read telemetry, blood pressure gauges, etc.
• Audio acuity to discern sounds made by various types of machinery or equipment that would indicate dangerous or improper operation


Benefits Statement: Our robust employee benefits package includes health benefits, life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, long-term disability coverage, health and dependent care reimbursement accounts, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, adoption reimbursement, an employee assistance program, retirement plan options and more.

Note: not all benefits apply to all openings.

Company Information

SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital–Centralia, operating in partnership with the Felician Sisters, is a 113-bed hospital specializing in cancer care. For six consecutive years, Healthgrades has presented SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital–Centralia with the Outstanding Patient Experience Award and with the Critical Care Excellence Award. In 2014, Quest by Premier Inc. recognized SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital–Centralia with the Citation of Merit Award for High-Value Healthcare.

Application Instructions:

Requisition #: 18016768
Facility: SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Centralia
Address: 400 N. Pleasant Ave., Centralia, IL
Employment Type: Full Time, Varied, Rotating Weekends
Hours: 5 a- 1p : 7 - 3p; 11:10a- 7:15 p
Scheduled Hours Per 2 Week Pay Period: 80

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