Food Service Worker - Food & Nutrition Services - Full Time (Day/Evening Shift)

Ephrata, PA | Service and Trades | Tracking Code: 55730

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Food Service Worker


Full Time (80 Hours Biweekly) - Day/Evening Shift

(Required to work various days of the week [including weekends] and on a holiday rotation.)

(Candidate will be trained to rotate through entire kitchen area (grill, cash register, restocking, dish washing, tray and meal prep.)




General Summary:


Under the direct supervision of the Food Services Team Leader, performs a variety of routine duties related to the preparation and serving of food.  Cleans kitchen area and cooking utensils.  Performs a variety of routine duties in the cafeteria to prepare equipment and foods for service.  Serves food and cleans up after meals following established practices and procedures.  Serves on tray line.  May operate cash register as needed including receiving payment from visitors and staff, balancing the cash drawer after each meal and compiling information for required reports



Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Sets up and serves patient trays in accordance with established schedule and procedures.
  • Works on central tray line and assists with patient tray set up and preparation.
  • Prepares, loads, transports, and cleans food carts.
  • Prepares and sets up steam table, serving line and menu board. Obtains and places dishes, silverware, hot and cold foods, baked goods, beverages, desserts, and condiments.
  • Reviews menu and assembles food and supplies as needed for daily salad and cold foods preparation.
  • Prepares salad mixes and sandwich spreads such as tuna, salmon, egg, and chicken involving tasks such as selecting,
  • measuring, grinding, slicing, and mixing ingredients.
  • Prepares salad plates and tossed salads by portioning out mixes and adding salad vegetables as well as cutting and
  • mixing the various salad vegetables.
  • Prepares sandwiches and specialty items as directed.
  • Washes and cuts vegetables and fruits according to procedures.
  • Alerts supervisor to problems and needs concerning equipment and food supplies. Detects and reports spoiled or
  • unattractive food, defective supplies/equipment or other unusual conditions.
  • Serves food as directed.
  • Operates dishwasher to ensure all dishes and utensils are clean.
  • Carries dishes and foods between kitchen and serving lines.
  • Participates in post-meal cleanup tasks as assigned or directed.
  • Collects, processes, and disposes of trash, cans, bottles, and similar debris and transports to disposal area.


Required Skills
  • High School Diploma or GED preferred, but not required
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong customer service skills 
  • Proficient typing and keyboard skills
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions and established procedures


     Food Service experience preferred but not required

Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,200 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and 140 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Lancaster City was the capital of Pennsylvania from 1799 to 1812. Today, Lancaster County includes a vibrant downtown business district, desirable suburban neighborhoods and sprawling agricultural farms. Life in Lancaster County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, an independent professional baseball team, fine dining and more. When visiting Lancaster, one can't help but recognizing the influence of the Pennsylvania Dutch — farm-to-table and beyond.

Conveniently located in southcentral Pennsylvania, Lancaster is within an easy commute to major cities and has ready access to public transportation. Residents can find local employment in healthcare, tourism, public administration, manufacturing, and both professional and semi-professional services. (Patient population: 535,000)

Equal Opportunity Employment

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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