The Food Service Worker position is located within the Nutrition & Food Service at the VA Medical Center. This position's work schedule will occur at irregular intervals and is not continuous or steady. Major duties include but are not limited to: Setting up and breaking down assigned station with the correct supplies and food items. Portioning food items into standard serving sizes; using the proper utensils and specified dishware. Deciding food items to serve for the most common diets when the diet card or tray ticket identifies only the kind of diet called for. Providing patients with basic information about modified diets and the nutrition services available. Identifying obvious discrepancies between the prescribed diets and the food items designated by the menu. Following directions in assembling, measuring, weighing, or mixing ingredients for basic formulas and supplemental feedings following standardized recipes and using sanitary techniques. Delivering meal trays to patients' bedsides; reporting patients' comments and complaints to the supervisor or dietitian. Providing assistance to cooks in the food preparation area including assembling, labeling and arranging completed recipe items in preparation for use by cooks. Preparing fresh fruit/cold salads/dressings/sandwich fillings and cold sandwiches and simple cold desserts along with individual and bulk nourishments and supplement foods and beverages for patients. Making final checks of diet trays assembled by lower grade workers for completeness and correct food temperatures. Working in one or more functional areas of the kitchen such as food preparation, dish and pot washing, dry and refrigerated storage and receiving, and the serving line. Performing heavy-duty cleaning tasks throughout the food service and related areas. Work Schedule: Depending on need (Intermittent) - Various 8 hour shifts; Sunday through Saturday (Operational hours: 0600-2000). Position Description Title/PD#: Food Service Worker - Intermittent/PD99836S Physical Requirements: Perform work requiring light to moderate physical effort. May be required to perform heavy work, such as scouring and scrubbing large size cooking utensils and pushing heavy carts and trucks in unloading, storing, and delivering supplies. Subject to continuous standing and walking, and frequent stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling, and bending. Frequently lift or move objects weighing up to 20 pounds unassisted and occasionally lift or move objects weighing more than 40 pounds with the assistance of others.
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