Oregon Health & Science University

Food Service Worker - Relief

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Job Type
AFSCME union represented
Food and Nutrition
Salary Range
$15.04 - $20.03 per hour
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

This position is essential to the assembly and delivery of patient meals. This position also picks up and washes dishes and other service ware. May be assigned to any food service worker position at any location at OHSU.

Function/Duties of Position

Delivery: loads trays as checked starting with left column going from top to bottom; runs for missing items; assures that trays are complete before loading; keeps carts lined up; adds par stock and nourishments to carts for delivery; notifies staff on units when arriving on floor or


Transport: load trays into meal carts as needed; deliver meal carts or requested items (including nourishments) to nursing units in a timely and efficient manner; communicates with Room Service Associates using the Vocera system to ensure timely delivery of trays. Picks up soiled carts and returns them to dish room. Or


Tray Assembly: sets up station with standard items. Places items on tray according to tray diagram.  Works assembly position putting on beverages and condiments, desserts, juices, and other assigned items. Uses proper portion control. Assures trays are complete. Runs for items as directed by checker or manager. Cleans work station.


Pick-up: brings back all dirty trays in carts for assigned floors; collects dirty trays from the floor kitchens as needed; picks up dirty trays and service ware when encountered.


Dish Room Work: cleans dirty carts outside with cleaner; sanitizes inside with quaternary sanitizer; lines up carts for next meal; sorts silverware and runs through dish machine a second time


Sanitation: follows department policies and procedures for food safety and sanitation; uses proper utensils; uses gloves appropriately; uses chemicals appropriately and only after being trained; complies with infection control policies and hand washing procedures.


Sustainability: supports sustainability efforts of the Food & Nutrition Department by participating fully in the recycling programs, and separating food and food-soiled paper waste for composting.


Waste Prevention: prevents waste by using oldest first (FIFO), and preparing only what is needed.


Service Excellence: fulfills responsibility to organization through performance that promotes the service excellence philosophy. Takes ownership of a problem and ensures positive outcome. Creates a service culture. Assumes the role of a patient advocate.

Required Qualifications

  • Ability to read, write, and speak fluently in English
  • Food Handler’s Card
  • Multnomah County Food Handler’s Card within one (1) week of hire
  • Integrity
  • Respect in the workplace
  • Applicable policies, procedures and agreements related to position, department or OHSU as a whole
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

Preferred Qualifications

  • One year of experience in a commercial food service facility
  • Ability to read, write, and speak fluently in English
  • Code of conduct
    • Respect in the workplace
    • Applicable policies, procedures and agreements related to position, department or OHSU as a whole

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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