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University of Washington
Seattle, WA Full-time
Posted on September 5, 2019
Req #: 171635
Job Location: UW Medical Center
Posting Date: 09/04/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $2,832 to $3,182 per month 
Union Position: Yes
Limited Recruitment: Open to UW Employees only
If you are a UW employee and would like to be considered for this position, please login to your UW employee profile to apply.
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.  

Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top dozen medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2018-2019"America's Best Hospitals", UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine. The University of Washington is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

Our Nutrition Services department has an opportunity for a full-time, day shift FOOD SERVICE WORKER!

Under the direct supervision of the Food Service Supervisor. Prepares and serves food items for patient meal service. Ensure food is handled safely and presented attractively. Ensure tray accuracy for patient meal orders. Maintain safety and sanitation standards in work area, actively contribute to team process, and maintain cooperative work environment and work to improve quality food and services provided to patients, staff and visitors. Use proper cleaning and handling techniques with kitchen equipment. Perform heavy cleaning and sanitation duties in the dish room and kitchen.

  • Wipe down work area with Oasis solutions. Check and prep starter positions for all supplies, condiments, silverwares, hot base, domes, and trays. Check par level stock on the fridge and check expiration dates. 
  • Work in the tray assembly line. In charge of the ticket printer. Put menu on the tray, retrieve hot food from the cooks area. Check and ensure hot food items quality and presentation.
  • Assemble the tray using the proper plating guidelines accurately and attractively. Restock area and refrigerators with supplies for next day operation. Use FIFO method.
  • Check and monitor cold food items temperature, par level stock, and expiration dates. Organize your production work area. Work on the assembly line serving cold food items and place on the appropriate trays, using proper plating guidelines..
  • Able to work simultaneously with multiple orders, managing time to complete tasks thoroughly and accurately.
  • Brew and set up Regular and decaf coffee.
  • Prep Ambassador Cart for loading station. Set up timers, tray location log and hand gel.
  • Load trays to Ambassador Carts. Work closely with the Expeditor to ensure that trays are not missing any items for accuracy and prompt delivery. Call Ambassador to confirm cart is ready. Follow Ambassadors assigned units delivery and time schedule.
  • Transport meal carts to the designated Ambassador unit and retrieve empty Cart.
  • Help deliver Patient meal tray to Clinical unit like ER, PACU, and Surgery Pavilion and others.
  • Work in the dish room and team up with your co-porters to accomplish task and schedule in the dish room. Retrieve assigned soiled Patient’s meal tray from the nursing unit.
  • Breakdown/disassembles Patient trays, stacking and racking dishes to be washed.
  • Unload dishes, pots and pans to the dish machine. Return clean dishes, pots and pans to proper storage area.
  • Collect pots and pans in the Kitchen area. Soak pots and pans in the sink.
  • Monitor and record dinner dish machine temp on the log.
  • Disassemble and clean dish machine interior and exterior including the top hood of the machine. Soak curtains and rods in the sink overnight. Wash down the silverware station, the top and bottom shelf of the wash down table. Leave dish room area properly neat and organize.

    Possession of, or eligible to obtain a Washington State Food Worker Card within two weeks of employment.

  • One year experience as a Food Service Worker, or equivalent education/experience
  • Ability to read and correctly interpret patient meal ticket
  • Ability to stand for 8 hours and to lift up to 40 lbs.
  • Demonstrate the ability to maintain safety and sanitation standards
  • Actively contribute to continuous quality improvement process to improve quality of services provided to our customers and co-workers
  • Demonstrate team skills; works cooperatively with peers
  • Promote positive customer relations.
  • Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or

    Open to UW Employees only
    If you are a UW employee and would like to be considered for this position, please login to your UW employee profile to apply.