This is an entry level position responsible for the duties as follows:
Delivers trays to patient’s/resident’s bedside and/or patient dining rooms while adhering to sanitation, safety, and HIPAA standards. Picks up soiled trays. Return tray trucks to dishwashing area. Cleans tables and accessory food service equipment i.e. microwave, toaster, etc. in dining rooms. Accomplishes tasks within specified time frames. Delivers nourishments to patient’s/resident’s bedside or to the ward refrigerator as assigned and in specified time frames. Works as trayline runner. Takes carts from trayline to CLC for docking and/or walk-in coolers for storage. Correctly docks return carts when needed. Ensures docking is correct by tugging on cart. Sets-up and operates a mechanical dishwasher and is responsible for scrapping, sorting, racking, washing, and storing dishes and silverware. Ensures dish machine is operating at proper temperatures and report discrepancies to supervisor. Sweeps and mops floors, cleans tray trucks and other food service equipment following established policies and procedures and adhering to established time schedules. Cleans lowerators prior to storing clean dishes/silverware. Trash removal regulation are followed in both work area and in transporting trash to the compactor area. Operates the pot and pan machine and garbage disposal properly and according to established policies and procedures and under close supervision. Scraps, washes, and stores dishware, utensils, pots, pans and racks. Cleans carts/racks prior to leaving the area assigned. Maintains water and detergent levels in pot and pan machine, properly cleans inside and outside, monitors temperatures to see that pre-set standards are adhered to and immediately notifies the supervisor of any problems and equipment needing repair. Maintains acceptable sanitation standards in the pot and pan area, and other areas as assigned. Adheres to established sanitation, infection control and HACCP policies, procedures and guidelines. Performs routine cleaning duties such as sweeping/mopping floors, cleaning walls/windows in work area, cleaning under and behind the machines and floor boards, cleaning breakfast steam kettles as assigned using chemicals as instructed and adhering to established chemical safety regulations. Protective equipment is provided and must be used as policy and procedures state. Performs heavy cleaning tasks as assigned such as scrubbing floors and walls, cleaning ceilings and exhaust hoods.
Work Schedule: Multiple Work Schedules (Full Time/ Part Time)
Position Description Title/PD#: Food Service Worker / 673-05658-A
Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.
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Qualifications & Evaluations
Your background must demonstrate experience in simple food handling techniques, proper hand washing, and the ability to work safely; must be able to read, write and follow simple oral instructions; respond to patients’ questions; complete work in a timely manner and concentrate on work with interruptions and distractions.
EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume or OF-612. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C ( www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c ).
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the questions. The screen-out element for this position is Ability to do the job of a food service worker without more than normal supervision.
JOB ELEMENTS: Those who meet the minimum level of experience and training for the screen-out element will then be evaluated in each of the following job elements:
1. Work practices
2. Technical practices
3. Ability to interpret instructions
4. Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment
5. Knowledge of Materials
6. Dexterity and Safety
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE CANNOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Your rsum and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
Benefits & Other Info
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