Community Health Systems 2478-017 Catering Associate- PRN - All Shifts in Oro Valley, Arizona


This PRN "perdiem" position is scheduled for 4 hour shifts, typically 1 or more shiftsper week, with additional hours and shifts possible as needed by thedepartments. Hours are not guaranteed.

Position Purpose: Performs a variety of dutiesrelated to the preparation and serving of food: sanitizes kitchen, cleanscooking utensils / dishes, stocks floors, assists with patient tray line anddelivery of trays to patients, assists patients with menu selection and collection,writes modified diets and coordinates diet adaptations with house menus,disposes of trash, etc. .

Description: Works efficiently, serves customers, stocksproducts and maintains servery and dining room, following establishedprocedures. Works on patient tray line. Trained and/or willing to be trained in all positions of tray line.Knowledgeable of food quality standards, temperature standards, proper portionsize and menu following established procedures. Sanitizes patient carts,food prep carts, counters, tables, floors, drains andequipment as assigned. Able to operate dish machine and pot and pan sink using established procedures making sure alldishes and utensils are clean. Returning clean items to their designatedplace. Assists in miscellaneous food preparation duties as required. Orients,instructs and trains assigned personnel. Knowledgeable in applicable departmentcomputer systems.

Assists in the careand maintenance of department equipment and supplies. Assists patients withmenu selection and collection, writes modified diets and coordinates diet adaptations with housemenus. Ensures that new diets andchanges are processed correctly and in a timely manner. Prepares individualdiet slips for meal trays, prepares tallies for cooks/pantry for specialrequest items designating portions andkinds of food for each type of diet for each meal. Consults with dietitian andnursing personnel concerning patients diets and food preferences. Maintainsdepartmental records, logs and documentation.

Able to operate avariety of kitchen utensils and equipment including, blenders, microwave andtoaster and, when operating the equipment, utilizes it in a safe andappropriate manner. Maintains established par levels of designated food on allnursing pantries. Collects, processes, and disposes of trash, cans, bottles andother debris -transports to disposal area. Communicates with patients verballyand in writing. Maintains a clean and organized work environment. Performsother job duties relevant to the position as assigned.


Education: High School diploma / GED or equivalent experience preferred.

Experience: Customer service experiencestrongly preferred, as is knowledge of foods and nutrition. Previousfood service experience and familiarity with medical terms related to nutritionhelpful.

Skills: Ability to follow written and oral instructions andestablished procedures.

Licenses/Certifications Preferred: Current Pima County Health Department Sanitation Certificate.

Job: Nutritional Services - Food

Organization: Oro Valley Hospital

Location: AZ-Oro Valley

Requisition ID: 1818191