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    This position is for a Food Service Worker in Nutrition and Food Service (N&FS) at the Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center. N&FS is responsible for providing meals and nutritional care to veteran patients at the Medical Center. The primary purpose of the Food Service Worker position is to perform basic, routine food service tasks made up of a sequence of steps and that require attention to work operations, sanitation, and safety.

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    • Reviews worksheets and menus to identify food items, portion sizes and number of portions needed;
    • Sets up and replenishes serving lines with dishware, napkins, condiments, and hot and cold food items;
    • Sets up and serves on tray line stations (starter, loader, desserts, salads and beverages, main plate, modified diet) reading menu, diet cards and/or tray tickets and placing food items listed;
    • Assembles bulk food and operates rethermalization equipment for cafeteria-style service;
    • Serves cafeteria-style, portioning food for customers according to menu, tray tickets, and/or preferences. Serves tray/meal items using point of service style meal service following master menus, tray tickets, or diet cards as guidance;
    • Checks that tray and food carts are at proper temperature prior to meal service. Records temperatures of food and equipment and repots discrepancies;
    • Sets up late trays from pre-assembled trays. Seeks guidance from higher-grade employee or supervisor when unfamiliar with a diet restriction and appropriate food items for a tray;
    • Washes, peels and cuts fruit and vegetables by hand or machine. Assembles and mixes salad ingredients and dessert items. Portions, plates and garnishes salads, desserts, and beverages;
    • Assembles sandwiches and cold plates for nourishments and meals;
    • Covers, labels, dates and stores leftovers;
    • Transports food delivery carts by hand or motorized vehicle to wards;
    • Loads and unloads tray carts onto/off delivery truck;
    • Delivers tray carts to and from rethermalization rooms, docks, carts;
    • Passes and collects patient trays according to procedure;
    • Returns soiled trays, plans, and utensils for cleaning and sanitation;
    • Breaks down and cleans serving lines and tray line stations after each meal period and returns food supplies and soiled dishware to designated areas.
    • Scrapes, sorts, soaks and racks dishware, glasses and silverware. Loads and unloads machine. Scrubs cooking utensils and pans using utilizing three-sink and/or making washing methods;
    • Gathers and assembles food and beverage items for nourishments and standing orders.

    Work Schedule: 20 hours per week. Rotating shifts, Rotating days off
    Compressed/Flexible Schedule: N/A
    Position Description Title/PD#: /00744A
    Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    7408 Food Service Working

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