FNS - Food Service Assistant
Posted on: January 16, 2022
The Food Service Assistant is responsible for routine daily
tasks related to patient food service. These tasks include, but not
limited to; tray assembly, portioning of food; preparation of
snacks, tube feedings, and supplements; delivery of floor stock and
special items to the units; delivery of patient meal trays into
patients rooms. Ensures that all tasks are completed safely, and in
strict adherence to Food and Nutrition cleaning /sanitation
policies and other related policies and procedures. Provides the
highest level of customer service at all times.
--- Process menus correctly by placing appropriate food items on
patient trays during meal service.
--- Delivers meal trays to patient rooms visually checking
identification bracelet and calling patients name with affirmative
response. Delivers pediatric trays to nursing station.
--- Strips, cleans, and sanitizes patient carts using approved
--- Rinses, washes and sanitizes dishware and utensils according to
Board of Health Regulations.
--- Sets up and delivers patient late trays within 30 minutes of
--- Checks pantries for soiled trays, after meal service and at the
end of shift.
--- Prepares and delivers patient nourishments based on menu
rotation and patient diet.
--- Selects appropriate foods for therapeutic diets when preparing
patient trays and late trays.
--- Controls food portions through the use of appropriate sized
utensils and measuring devices.
--- Correctly records dish machine and refrigerator temperatures.
Reports abnormal temperatures to supervisors to initiate corrective
--- Cleans, sanitizes and stocks milk and ice cream units daily and
--- Picks up and delivers p.o. supplements from pharmacy, for
--- Stocks tray line before and after meal service and as
--- Cleans all work areas, walls, equipment, and storage areas
after use according to departments policy and procedures.
--- Checks with supervisor or clinical staff before making menu
--- Maintains a clean self and work area and practices Infection
Control (hand washing) for protection of self and patients.
--- Uses all necessary food service equipment as needed using
proper safety precautions and operation procedures.
--- Promptly reports food shortages or potential food shortages to
--- Follows sanitation procedures when handling utensils and food
items 100% of the time.
--- Other duties as assigned.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE/REGISTRATION: Not applicable
EDUCATION: High School Diploma or its equivalent, preferred.
EXPERIENCE: One year of experience in healthcare food and nutrition
services preferred and clerical experience preferred.
SPECIAL DEMANDS: Must be able to work in environments containing
human blood and body fluids. Must be able to speak, write, and read
SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS: Age legend does apply. This position does
not have responsibility -for the assessment, treatment and care of
--- Responsibility for the safety of others: Position requires that
the employee be on constant alert for possible hazards that may
create unsafe conditions in the hospital. Possible hazards that
should be watched for include, but are not limited to: faulty
equipment or machinery; spills on floors, etc. Such conditions must
be immediately reported to the employee's supervisor or the Plant
--- Responsibility for physical assets: The employee will be
responsible for the equipment and supplies that are issued to
perform job functions during his/her shift. Employees are
responsible for tagging and depositing with the Security Department
personal property found during their duties.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The individual spends at least 75% of his/her
time in air conditioning. Frequent variation in temperature may
occur walking through the kitchen area or into the
refrigerator/freezer. Moderate intermittent noise from kitchen
equipment. The potential for exposure to blood-borne pathogens,
body fluids or other potentially-infectious materials is minimal.
The potential for exposure to blood-borne pathogens, bodily fluids,
or other potentially-infectious materials is minimal to none.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES: This position requires a knowledge of internal
policies and procedures relating to food service sanitation, food
preparation and delivery. Frequent interaction with patients and
nursing. Familiarity with therapeutic diets, portion control and
production tallies. Ability to learn operation of equipment and
simple food preparation tasks. Ability to conduct oneself in a
mature and professional manner at all times. Ability to receive and
respond to instructions and work harmoniously with hospital
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Frequent variation in temperatures may occur
walking through the kitchen area or into refrigerator/freezer.
Moderate intermittent noise from kitchen equipment. The potential
for exposure to blood-borne pathogens, body fluids, or other
potentially-infectious materials is minimal. Requires the ability
to exchange ideas by means of the spoken and written word.
DEGREE OF SUPERVISION: Moderate, must be able to follow
instructions and verbalize understanding of tasks.
EQUIPMENT USED: This position involves minimal exposure to
infectious waste, that mandates the wearing of gloves. Protective
clothing and equipment include rubber soled shoes, oven mitts,
aprons, hair covering, steel slicing gloves, safety belts and
--- Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
--- Experience in housekeeping in healthcare setting preferred
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