Kitchen Float(PRN- Nebraska Heart Hospital)
Catholic Health Initiatives - Lincoln, NE

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This individual will be cross trained in order to complete tasks and fill in for the cashier, dish room, and food expeditor positions. This includes the responsibilities defined in the Essential Job Functions.

(See also individual job descriptions for more complete listing of job duties for each position.)

Food Expeditor:
Assembles and delivers patient meals.

Monitors and maintains adequate food supplies in nourishment centers.

Prepares patient snacks and tube feedings.

Dish Room:
Cleans and sanitizes dishes, flatware, pots & pans and other miscellaneous equipment used to in kitchen.

Maintains clean and sanitary working environment.

Operates conveyor dish machine and power scrub sink.

Cleans and stocks cafeteria and vending area.

Handles vending problems & refunds.

Develops & maintain excellent customer service relationships.

General maintenance of cafeteria equipment.

Secures cash & cash register throughout shift and completes end of day cash reports.

Maintains a clean and sanitary environment by:
Sweeping, mopping, & vacuuming floors;

Moving & lifting equipment, chairs, & tables;

Climbing ladders to dust vents, pictures, lighting fixtures, tops of equipment, and other equipment at ceiling height;

Sanitizes tables, counter tops, tray slide, merchandisers, salad & deli bar components, and other equipment;

Cleans windows & glass doors;

Dust window & wood ledges.

Empties trash and cardboard boxes and takes to compactor outside of hospital. Washes out garbage cans.

Maintains inventory and chemicals within OSHA guidelines used in the kitchen and cafeteria.

Monitors critical temperatures on kitchen equipment.

Regularly attends and participates in staff meetings for problem solving and goal setting.

Participates as a team member and provides


to colleagues, students and other team members to ensure that workloads are distributed fair and equal and that our number one goal of providing


of service and care to our patients and their families is accomplished everyday.

Consistently and reliably works scheduled hours.

Maintains strict confidentiality of patient and families.

Willingly shares and promotes expertise and


with fellow members and assists in the orientation of new staff.

Consistently seeks ways to improve work procedures and methods to increase effectiveness and efficiency in the organization.

Committed to conducting all behavior with


and high ethical standards.

Communicates with patients, families and team members in a manner which promotes dignity and


Performs other duties as may be assigned by management.


Knowledge of food safety and sanitation practices in a foodservice environment.

Operation of conveyor type dish machine and cash register.

Simple math and ability to count change.

Ability to handle customer conflict & develop excellent customer relationships.

Attention to detail and pride in providing quick, accurate service to patients.

Knowledge of food presentation and food safety procedures.

Knowledge of patient safety procedures, common safety hazards and precautions.

Ability to speak, read, understand and follow oral and written instruction in English.

Ability to communicate with patients, families and team members in a manner which promotes dignity and respect.

Ability to perform computer tasks at a user level.

High school diploma or equivalent preferred. One year food service experience preferred. Must obtain a Level II Food Handler’s Permit within 30 days of employment.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work requires:
Full range of body motion including handling and lifting cartons and trays.

Manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination.

Standing and walking for extensive periods of time.

Lifting and carrying items of up to 34 pounds.

Stamina to deal with stress related responsibilities and handle multiple tasks.

Corrected vision and hearing within normal range.

Regular kitchen/cafeteria environment. Exposed to extreme heat and cold, high noise levels, and chemicals that may be hazardous. Regular hospital environment.


Ensuring patient access to quality healthcare, superior outcomes and a place where patients do come first.


Establishing our self as a public leader by way of innovation, originality and the imagination to influence and shape the future of healthcare.


Committed to caring for the patient with;


, holding high moral and ethical standards; through


of service and care; with


for different ideals and beliefs; through a


of physicians and staff to assure the best outcome; and finally with


, achieved through influence and trust to place the patient first.

Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers.


Food Service/Housekeeping

Primary Location

NE-Lincoln-Nebraska Heart Hospital



Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period


Weekends Required




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