Food Service Associate IFH Dietary PT
Alegent Health - Nebraska

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Alegent Creighton Health is the largest not-for-profit, faith-based healthcare provider in Nebraska and southwest Iowa with 11 acute care hospitals, a specialty spine hospital, freestanding inpatient psychiatric and skilled nursing facilities and more than 100 Alegent Creighton Clinic locations. As the primary teaching partner of Creighton University’s health sciences schools, Alegent Creighton Health and Alegent Creighton Clinic are committed to teaching the health professionals of the future.

Our commitment to our patients and their families is high, but the return on that commitment is even higher. We are committed to our employees by ensuring we hire individuals who also believe in enriching the lives of those we serve. If this sounds like you - apply today and join the Alegent Creighton Health team! We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Food Service Associate

Hours: 3:45pm-7:45pm and 6:00am -2:30pm mixture

Patient Trayline:

Accurate and timely patient tray assembly and portioning of food, beverages, etc., for the meal service.

Works assigned position on trayline serving patient tray to present an appetizing appearance.

Utility and Dishroom

Disassembles returned patient trays, cleans and sanitizes equipment, dishes, trays and carts before and or after each meal.

Prepares dishwasher for operation and empties and cleans when finished.

Operates dishwasher to ensure thorough cleaning, sanitizing, and drying of dishware, pots and pans, and utensils.

Sorts, stacks, and soaks all dishes and flatware in proper containers according to standardized procedures.

Keeps all equipment and working area clean and orderly.

Maintains tray, china, and silverware supplies in the cafeteria.

Loads, delivers, and returns food carts to and from all patient areas.


Sets up serving counters with hot and cold food items according to the established guidelines.

Serves food graciously, attractively and accurately to all customers.

Cleans and sanitizes tables, serving counters and other food service equipment.

Prepares and serves grill menu items to order.

Operates the cash register and maintains cash records per department policy.

Maintains inventories, records temperatures, and assists in departmental quality assurance program.

Assists with catering functions as needed.


Stocks vending machines to a par level on a routine basis.

Orders vending food and supplies from approved vendors.

Rotates stock to ensure freshness.

Maintains machines in good working order.

Sanitizes the machines as needed per department policy.

Reports all malfunctions to the company.

Collects money from machines and fills out proper forms.

Follows department cash handling policy.

Returns and stores all equipment to the proper areas. Reports any needed supplies, faulty working equipment, accidents, problems. Uses chemicals properly. Cleans and sanitizes work areas and equipment and other areas assigned by the Lead.

Follows departmental and hospital safety policies. Participates in all safety, security and infection control programs that are mandatory as well as those required and provided by the department. Maintains a high standard of sanitation in area of responsibility to comply with all regulatory agencies including the JCAHO.

Assumes responsibility for personal and professional growth through participation in department meetings, in service programs and continuing education programs. Attends and follows directions from meetings and signs posted meeting minutes if meetings are missed. Maintains a professional attitude with patients, visitors, and other hospital personnel while assuring confidentiality of patient, hospital and department information.

Performs other duties as assigned by Leadand or Coordinator. Must have ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a diverse and multi-cultural environment.


Previous food service experience preferred.

For cafeteria duties cash handling experience preferred





High school diploma or GED

Licensure, Certification, Registration


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

Must be able to read and write or follow oral and written directions.

Ability to communicate with co workers, supervisory and management personnel.

Must pass the health screening required by the Hospital.

Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds.

Ability to be on feet all day.

Must have good eye hand coordination.

Ability to bend, stoop, squat, climb on step ladder, and to reach above shoulder level.

Ability to crouch, kneel, and balance.

Ability to use both hands at the same time

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Alegent Creighton Health (formerly Alegent Health) pledges allegiance to medical wellbeing in its corner of the Midwest. The not-for-profit...