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Food Service Tech I

Food Service Tech I

Requisition ID 
Support Services
Position Type 
Part Time
Evenings, Weekends
Nutritional Services

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We’re a Little Different


Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.  


We don’t believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.


At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Provides assistance in all dietary functions, such as basic food preparation, set-up and clean-up of meals, in accordance with established policies and procedures. Performs all duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our Mission, Values, and Mercy Service Standards.


Safety/Risk Management
a. Follows policy and procedures for incident report.
b. Follows confidentiality policies and procedures
c. Complies with infection control guidelines.
d. Knows MSDS book use and location.
e. Complies with patient rights and regulations.
f. Executes good body mechanics at all times.

Coordination of Services
a. Engages in professional, courteous interaction with peers and other hospital personnel..
b. Prioritizes appropriately, utilizing good judgment and effective time management skills.
c. Accepts delegation of tasks.

Complex Aspects
a. Assists in departmental or special projects as needed.
b. Demonstrates knowledge of different diets - regular and modified.
c. Assists in orientation of new staff.
d. Participates in departmental Q.I. plan.

Primary Aspects
a. Demonstrates proficiency in assembling and delivery of food and beverage according to order or menu, checking for accuracy and correcting any mistakes found.
b. Assists in daily or scheduled cleaning duties, utilizing clean as you go policy.
c. Maintains food storage areas in a clean, safe, and properly arranged manner at all times.
d. Sweeps and mops floors as directed.
e. Carries out refuse and keeps work areas clean, dry, and free of hazardous equipment, supplies, etc.
f. Performs ware washing duties, assuring that dishes, pots, glasses, and utensils are clean, sanitized and readily available for the next meal.
g. Works with the Supervisor as necessary, implementing recommended changes in specialized diets as required, making only authorized substitutions.
h. Demonstrates effective use of supplies and food, including, but not limited to:
- Ensuring a quality product
- Replacing inappropriate food/supplies
- Using correct rotation of food/supplies in storage (FIFO)
- Complying with established HACCP
f. Demonstrates safe food and equipment handling practices, including, but not limited to:
- Cleaning and sanitizing per policies and procedures
- Checking, recording, maintaining and correcting deficiencies in temperature of food and equipment per policies and procedures
g. Works towards achieving a high rating on quarterly health inspection for department/area. (90% = 1, 91% - 95% = 2, 96% = 3.)

Communication Management
a. Consistently maintains excellent customer service and guest relations skills.
b. Consistently utilizes active listening skills.
c. Consistently exhibits proper telephone management techniques.

a. Facilitates operation of equipment.
b. Cleans and sanitizes all equipment according to standard procedure.
c. Facilitates maintenance of equipment.


Because you’re committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That’s why you’ll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:


 Preferred Education: High school diploma or equivalent.
Preferred Licensure:
Preferred Experience: Experience in food services preferred.



We’ll Support You at Work and Home


Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We’re proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.


What Makes a Good Match for Mercy


Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.

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Nutrition, food service

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