Food Service Aide - Patient Food Services & Admin - As Needed - Washington, NC

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Vidant Beaufort Hospital

Part Time



About Vidant Beaufort Hospital

Vidant Beaufort Hospital, located in Washington, North Carolina, is a 142-bed not-for-profit hospital offering acute care services and a broad range of inpatient and outpatient services in the region.   Progressive healthcare facilities combined with personal, hometown compassionate care ensure that patients in Beaufort and surrounding counties have access to an exceptional level of care. The hospital provides access to advanced treatments and technology in the areas of general surgery, orthopedics, gastroenterology, and rheumatology. Vidant Beaufort offers a full array of state-of-the-art diagnostic testing.

Position Summary

The Food Service Aide is responsible for setting up the serving line, serving correct food portions to clients, cleaning, and sanitizing the work area. The Food Service Aide is also responsible for keeping HealthTouch and other communication devices current, recording diet changes, answering the telephone and relaying information, preparing patient menu request for distribution and tally, and delivering nourishments. The position may also be required to handle cash and must follow company cash handling procedures to ensure that control of cash is effectively maintained. The general responsibilities of the position include those listed below, but Vidant Health may identify other responsibilities of the position. As a Food Service Aide, you are also responsible for ensuring a positive first impression by greeting patients, visitors, internal customers and your peers with a smile and genuine attitude that says, Welcome to Vidant Beaufort Hospital. It is my pleasure to serve you. How may I help you today?


  • Must be able to measure food portions of food products accurately and have sufficient dexterity to handle food and equipment efficiently and safely while following production guide.
  • Maintains food service equipment and work spaces in a clean and safe condition at all times per facility policies and procedures and applicable regulations.
  • Assists in assembly of meal trays utilizing the planned menus of physicians, diet orders and delivers food trays to hospital patients.
  • Operates, safely and accurately, a variety of commercial food service equipment, including knives, slicer, thermometers, measuring utensils, scales, toaster, food warmer, mixer, blender, grill, fryer, broiler, and microwave oven.
  • Provide assistance to the cook in the preparation and service of meals.
  • Job will require being able to handle customer complaints quickly and satisfactorily.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with customers, clients and management.
  • Deals directly with customers, hospital staff, patients and visitors, preparing and serving food.
  • Must be able to properly lift a minimum of 25 pounds with minimal effort following required safety guidelines.
  • Most of the workday will be indoors but must be able to tolerate sudden and extreme changes in temperatures.
  • Must be able to stand behind the serving line for 6-8 hours a day.
  • Must be able to make decisions based on events that occur within the unit.
  • Must be able to follow the Health Standards of the food service industry.
  • Job requires keeping records and requisition for supplies/equipment as needed.
  • Operate a cash register and make change accurately.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent required.
  • Ability to read, understand, and follow recipe directions, diet orders, and work assignments.
  • Must have a valid NC drivers license and abide by Vidant Health Corporate Driving Policy.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule required.
  • Must comply with any dress code requirement.
  • Must maintain high standard for work area and appearance.
  • Must maintain a positive attitude.

Preferred Requirements

  • Six (6) months experience in healthcare food service preparation preferred.

Other Information

  • PRN - As Needed position : Hours will vary weekly.
  • Must be willing to work some nights, weekends, and holidays..

General Statement

It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.   Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

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