Catholic Health Initiatives Food Service Worker- Room Service- Food and Nutrition Mercy Medical Center FT .9375 (6:30am-2:30pm) in DES MOINES, Iowa

Food Service Worker- Room Service- Food and Nutrition Mercy Medical Center FT .9375 (6:30am-2:30pm)



Sets up, prepares and assembles meals and trays for patient

service. Prepares nourishments, infant

and pediatric formulas, and tube feedings as needed. Inventories and stocks galleys in patient

care areas. Provides timely wholesome

and high quality food and customer service to meet the needs of the

customer. Practices safe food handling

and quality control.


  • Completes

required cleaning of work areas.

  • Inventory

and stock galley supplies utilizing par level lists. Maintains clean and organized galley.

  • Takes

temperature of refrigerators, freezers and food as required. Properly documents temperatures, documents

and takes appropriate action when temperatures are out of acceptable range.

  • Responsible

to inspect and ensure integrity of food items.

Rotate and monitor expiration dates.

  • Delivers

nourishments, formula, and tube feedings to patients and/or galley.

  • Pushes

food carts, racks and dish bins.

  • Maintain

clean environment by cleaning and deep cleaning equipment, refrigerators,

cupboards, tables, etc., as required by accrediting and regulatory agencies.

  • Determines

food count, prepares and pre-portions food items for patient tray assembly.

  • Weighs

and measures menu items for special diets.

  • Prepare

hot and cold food, using standardized recipes, as required for patient menu.

  • Breakdown

leftover items.

  • Prepares

bulk nourishments and swallow evaluation kits.

  • Requisitions,

gathers, and stocks supplies in work area.

  • Prepares,

labels, and delivers nourishments for patient use. Prepares bulk nourishments.

  • Prepares

infant and pediatric formula per departmental policy and procedure.

  • Reads

tube-feeding recipes, calculates supplies needed, mixes products, labels

appropriately and stores for supervisor to check.

  • Delivers food carts to the patient care areas

and meal trays to patients as necessary.

  • Pulls stock and assemble food items and supplies

requisitioned from inventory for production and preparation of meals and

services. Records items issued and returned.

  • Prepares special menu items for modified diets;

inventories servings and informs supervisor of par levels needed.

  • Receives stock, inspects for integrity and

temperature compliance, stocks, dates and labels as necessary and rotates.

  • Completes quality control monitors and

documentation to ensure delivery of high quality food services and regulatory

requirements are met.

  • Adherers to guidelines for portion control.

  • Stocks assigned area(s) with appropriate food,

paper supplies and equipment.

  • Assembles, with accuracy, food items per

customer requests.

  • Reads and flows recipe for accuracy.

  • Resolves patient/customer complaints/concerns or

refers as necessary to management.

  • Covers, labels and dates food items and

leftovers for storage.

  • Takes and documents refrigerator/freezer

temperatures as required.

  • Stores and holds all foods at the proper

temperatures with documentation.

  • Completes weekly cleaning assignments.

  • Cleans and sanitizes equipment after each use as


  • Completes other duties as assigned to meet the

goals and objectives of the department and organization.



  • High school diploma or GED preferred.

  • Must be at least 16 years of age.

Job Food Service/Housekeeping


Daily Schedule 630-230p

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 75

Weekends Required Every Other

Req ID: 2017-R0133603