Food Service Assistant, 20hrs, day shift

  • Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Lincoln, NE, USA
  • Aug 04, 2022
Full time

Job Description

Job Title: Food Service Assistant
Job Location: Lincoln

Immediate Supervisor: Food Service Director
Status: Hourly


  • Responsible for the assembly and delivery of food, including meal trays and evening snacks to residents and patients.
  • Responsible for cleaning dishes, work areas and dining room. Lincoln serves meals to residents in Nebraska Room.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate with his/her supervisor, coworkers and customers.
  • Must be able to follow written and oral instructions.
  • Work schedule requires alternate weekends and holidays.
  • Work will be performed in an ethical and legal manner following organizational policies, processes, protocols and procedures .
  • Responsible for quality service delivery and internal/external customer relations for Madonna as a whole, including upholding the mission and values for the department and facility.



  1. Prepares and delivers floor stock according to established par levels to nursing unit kitchenettes.
  2. Prepares and delivers nutritionally pre-determined sack meals and snacks to appropriate refrigerators.
  3. Performs and documents temperatures and sanitation checklists for unit foodstorage areas.
  1. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with coworkers and other facility departments to provide a unified approach to patient/resident/customer care.
  2. Serves patients on trayline, dining room and patient care areas according to their diet orders and food preferences.
  3. Follows instruction from supervisor to perform other functions as assigned in order to achieve the goals within the department.
  1. Cleans and sanitizes dishes, pots and pans, food contact surfaces and floors according to guidelines.
  2. Attends all mandatory education programs on a yearly basis according to department standards.
  3. Sets up assigned trayline position according to guidelines.
  4. Maintains and ensures a safe environment for the department.
  5. Handles and operates all necessary equipment and performs required duties according to established safety standards to maintain compliance with regulations and prevent injury.
  6. Attends non-mandatory in-services.


  • Medium work with frequent lifting.
  • Occasional lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
  • Frequent lift and carry of 25 pounds.
  • Constant walking with maximum duration of 75 minutes sustained walking on tile, carpet and other surfaces.
  • Must tolerate frequent standing with sustained periods of up to 1 hour.
  • Frequent reaching with both arms at low, waist, and high levels.
  • Requires frequent pushing and pulling generating up to 40 pounds force to move food carts on tile, carpet and other surfaces for maximum distance of 1500 feet.
  • Frequent grasping of both hands requiring normal grip strength based on national averages.
  • Frequent stooping, bending, and twisting are required.
  • Constant near visual acuity, ability to smell and taste, ordinary hearing and speaking skills required.
  • Nearly 100% of work is inside.
  • Frequently hot and humid.
  • Exposure to chemicals, boiling water, steam, and wet floors.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education/training and/or Experience)

  • Must possess basic reading, writing and math skills and have ability to follow written and/or oral instructions. High school equivalency preferred.
  • Lincoln Campus: Current Prep/Cook Food Handlerâ s Permit required.

Madonna is an Equal Opportunity Employer.