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Dining Service Associate

Company: JPS Health Network
Location: Fort Worth
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

Who We Are JPS Health Network is a $950 million, tax-supported health care system in North Texas. Licensed for 578 beds, the network features 75 locations across Fort Worth, with John Peter Smith Hospital --home to Tarrant County's first and only Level 1 Trauma Center, only psychiatric emergency services site, and the largest hospital-based family medical residency program in the nation - and more than 40 community-based clinics. All told, our network employs more than 7,200 people. Acclaim is our multispecialty medical practice group featuring over 300 providers serving the JPS Health Network. Specialties range from primary care to general surgery and trauma. The Acclaim group formed around a common set of incentives and expectations supporting the operational, financial, and clinical performance outcomes of the network. Our goal is to provide high quality, compassionate clinical care for every patient, every time. Why JPS? We're more than a hospital. We're 7,200 of the most dedicated people you could ever meet. Our goal is to make sure the people of our community get the care they need and deserve. As community stewards, we abide by three rules: 1. Own it. Everyone who wears the JPS badge contributes to our journey to excellence. 2. Seek joy. Every day, every shift, we celebrate our patients, smile, and emphasize positivity. 3. Don't be a jerk. Everyone is treated with courtesy and respect. Smiling, laughter, compassion - key components of our everyday experience at JPS. When working here, you're surrounded by passion, diversity, and dedication. We look forward to meeting you! For more information, visit To view all job vacancies, visit or #supportfeaturedjob Job Title: Dining Service Associate Requisition Number: 21786 Employment Type: Full Time Division: Support Services Compensation Type: Hourly Job Category: Support Services Hours Worked: Location: John Peter Smith Hospital Shift Worked: Day Job Description: Description: The Dining Service Associate performs a variety of functions and tasks pertinent to food preparation, service and sanitation. This role exhibits a friendly, caring attitude to patients when introducing the Selective menu program, taking menu selections, delivering trays, inquiring during catering rounds and retrieving trays. Take patients' menu selections for the following day, complies with dietary restrictions on special, modified diets to ensure optimal food preferences are met within guidelines of diet order limitations and offers alternatives to menu as allowed on prescribed diet in accordance with food allergies and sensitivities, cultural, ethnic and religious preferences (when patient inquires or needs additional selections). Perform any combination of the following duties: apportions and places food on plates and trays according to diet list on patient tray ticket; examines filled tray for completeness and places on cart or conveyor belt; pushes carts to assigned locations; collects and stacks dirty dishes from utility rooms; returns carts to kitchen; washes dishes and cleans work area, tables, cabinets, dish machine, sweeps and mops floors; and collects and places trash in designated containers. Typical Duties: * Delivers patients' meal trays and food items in assigned areas according to established procedures, quality standards, sanitary food service practices and universal precautions. * Greets patients in a courteous and professional manner and offers assistance with meal trays according to established procedures. * Communicates relevant information in a responsive manner to personnel in other departments to ensure quality patient care. * Performs food service processes (e.g., tray line, cafeteria line and/or meal service) to include serving food by placing uniform portions on patients and/or customer's plates in accordance to accompanying menus, patient requests and/or dietary requirements. * Prepares food items and simple recipes (e.g., sandwiches, salads, beverages and snacks) using safe food handling techniques, correct temperature maintenance, and covers and dates food items. Rotates food items using First In First Out (FIFO) method. * Inspects patient trays on tray line and ensures food items match menu and instructions on patient diet orders. * Places trays in food carts and physically pushes (pushing force less than 50 lbs.) those through hospital corridors to assigned floors. Transports patient trays and tray delivery carts, nourishments, supplies, and special item requests to hospital patient care areas. Collects food carts at established times and takes them back to the kitchen for washing. Collects trays and plates from soiled utility rooms and brings them back to the kitchen for washing. * Operates, safely and accurately, a variety of commercial food service equipment, including knives, thermometers, measuring utensils, scales, toaster, food warmer and microwave oven. * Maintains a sanitary work environment. Cleans equipment used during meal services including steam tables, carts and counters, and sanitizes serving utensils, plates, trays, plate covers and other service items. * Performs other duties as assigned. Qualifications: Required Education and Experience: * None Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training: * Must have a current City of Fort Worth Food Handler's Certification. OR * Must have completed an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited Food Handler's Certificate Program. Preferred Education and Experience: * High school diploma, GED or equivalent. * 3 plus years of experience working in the food service industry performing food preparation, dish washing, and/or hospitality services related to food management, catering, etc. * Experience working on a cafeteria/tray line to include pushing food trays in a large cafeteria setting (e.g., hospitals, correctional institutions, colleges, etc.). Location Address: 1500 S. Main Street Fort Worth, Texas, 76104 United States

Keywords: JPS Health Network, Fort Worth , Dining Service Associate, Hospitality & Tourism , Fort Worth, Texas

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