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Job Title:

Food Service Assistant

Job Post ID:



SSM Health - St. Mary's Hospital

Posted Until:



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1st and 2nd Shift


Full Time



Job Description:

***Eligible for $1,500 sign-on bonus at hire***

Role Purpose:
Supports food services by serving food, washing dishes and pots and pans, and cleaning department equipment and facilities.

The ideal candidate will have reading skills sufficient to read menus, production sheets and labels. Writing skills sufficient to complete labels, stock sheet and cleaning sheets. Math skills sufficient to compute par level stocking and make change. Able to operate basic food service equipment. Able to learn more than one job. Able to communicate effectively using verbal means with co-workers and the public. Basic computer skills. Projects a positive attitude, is flexible and able to work collaboratively with co-workers.

• 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
• 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

Job Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:
• Basic Skill Set
• Food Handler Certification or willingness to obtain certification

Preferred Qualifications:
• High School Diploma or GED


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 #: 19502510
Facility: SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Centralia
Address: 400 N. Pleasant Ave. Centralia, IL
Employment Type: Evenings, Full Time
Hours: 11:00 A- 7:15 9; 6:30 A-2:30 P
Scheduled Hours Per 2 Week Pay Period: 80
Posting Date: 3/22/2019