This Food Service Worker position is located within the Nutrition & Food Service at the VA Medical Center in Iowa City, Iowa. The primary purpose of this work is to support meal service in the Food Service department, pass trays and nourishments to Veteran patients, utilize the dish machine to wash and sanitize plates and dishes, and to assist with maintaining sanitation standards throughout the kitchen. Major duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to): Uses proper cleaning solutions to sanitize food preparation surfaces. Makes sandwiches using prepared ingredients for cafeteria or buffet lines. Portions food items into standard serving sizes using the proper utensils and containers. Sets up glasses, silverware, dishes, trays and condiments in communal dining areas. Performs heavy duty cleaning tasks such as ceilings and/or exhaust hoods. Sets up cafeteria lines and/or steam-tables with hot and cold food items. Delivers meals, which may include hot foods and liquids, to patients' bedsides or patrons. Reads and follows instructions on menus, recipes, and/or basic work instructions. Applies sanitation principles to safeguard food against spoilage and waste. Sweeps and mops floors repetitively in high traffic areas such as corridors, entry ways, cafeterias and other areas. Work Schedule: As needed basis without a pre-scheduled tour of duty. Number of hours per week may vary. This position requires work on irregular tours including nights, weekends and holidays. Position Description Title/PD#: Food Service Worker/PD99921A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.