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University of Washington
Seattle, WA Full-time
Posted on August 29, 2019
Req #: 156636
Job Location: Harborview Medical Center
Posting Date: 08/16/2019 
Closing Info: Open Continuous  
Salary: $16.34 to $18.36 per hour 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: Alternate Work Shift 

As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD CARER, and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine. The UW 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.

Harborview Medical Center received the prestigious Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service, one of the most esteemed honors of excellence in community service in healthcare. Our HMC NUTRITION SERVICES Department has an outstanding opportunity for a 50% FTE (20 hours per week) FOOD SERVICE WORKER position. The individual in this role will perform a variety of duties including preparing and serving food, maintaining sanitary conditions of kitchen facilities, and serving food on cafeteria line. Additional duties include:

The Food Service Worker is part the multi-disciplinary team to provide food, service, and nutritional care to Harborview’s patients. Under direct supervision, they perform a variety of duties including preparation of food and beverages, delivery of meal trays to Ambassadors, par stock pantries, and routine cleanup and sanitation duties within the food service operation.  

Overview of Work Assignments:
•     Washes, peels, cuts up vegetables and fruits; opens canned goods
•     Makes beverages
•     Assembles salads, sandwiches, and desserts
•     Transports food, supplies, and equipment to and from kitchen, dining areas, storerooms, and refrigerators
•     Serves food individually or from steam tables and carts; loads and clears steam tables and carts
•     Washes dishes, trays, pots, pans, and utensils
•     Scrubs, mops, and clean kitchen, refrigeration, garbage areas and floors
•     Cleans and sanitizes equipment and other surfaces
•     Fills condiment containers
•     Stocks work areas, including nursing unit pantries, practices First In First Out (FIFO) methods to minimize waste
•     Operates standard kitchen appliances and equipment (e.g. coffee maker, toaster, dish and glass washers, mixers, dish machine)
•     Follows department policies and procedures for food safety and sanitation
•     Complies with infection control policy and hand washing procedures
•     Performs other work as required 

Minimum Requirement:
Possession of, or eligible for, a food handler's permit. REQUIREMENTS: See above

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