Food Service Worker

St. Louis, MO

We are South City Hospital. Our primary function is to offer continuous nursing, medical, and other health and social services on a 24-hour basis, under physician directed care and RN supervision.

We focus on providing care for patients who are not in the acute phase of illness or requiring services in a hospital and who require primary, restorative, or skilled nursing services on an inpatient or custodial care basis. Our goal is to help our patients reach a degree of self-care in essential daily living.

We service a multitude of patients and their families across our vast network, while remaining committed to the professional development of our staff, the functional improvement of our patients, and the cultivation of strong partnerships within our communities. 


  • Essential/stable and growing company with many opportunities for training and advancement within the medical field that all employees and team members (including Full-Time and Part-Time) can benefit from. 
  • Hourly pay is negotiable based on experience. We offer competitive market pay and opportunities for bonus depending on great work performance (bonuses only apply for Full Time). 
  • Comprehensive Employee Benefits: Full-Time employees are eligible for various plans for medical, dental, and vision insurance. 

We are seeking a Full-time Food Service Worker to join our team.  The Food Service worker provides basic food preparation, service and sanitation for all service areas as scheduled. 


  • Follows all FDA, State, and departmental guidelines as they apply to food handling, storing, serving, plate presentation, portion, recipes, and temperature log maintenance.
  • Uses appropriate items and stores them properly.
  • Completes catering assignments as directed.
  • Uses proper food handling techniques.  Uses protective equipment properly, and exercises proper hygiene and hand-washing technique.
  • Serves food at the proper temperature, in accordance with regulatory requirements.  Rotates product as required.
  • Provides accurate dietetic patient meal service through contact with patients and the Nursing Services, working with the appropriate Food Service staff.  Processes all diet orders received within 30 minutes of verification. 
  • Prepares daily menus and production records within department guidelines.  Updates patient menus as changes occur.  Correctly sorts and assembles menus to ensure smooth operation of the patient tray line.
  • Properly inspects and stores items.  Insures that foods are held/stored at proper temperatures.   Labels, dates and rotates products according to departmental policies.
  • Dishwashing duties including collecting used kitchenware from kitchen areas and patient floors, load and unload dishwashing machines, wash specific items by hand (e.g. wooden cutting boards, large pots and delicate china), store clean dishes, glasses and equipment appropriately, ensure there are always enough clean dishes, glasses and utensils, especially during peak hours, check washing machines’ operation and promptly report any technical/performance issues.
  • Remove garbage regularly
  • Sanitize the kitchen area, including the floor
  • Completes general cleaning and sanitation in work area.  Maintains a clean and organized work area, including sanitation pails.  Maintains supply of, and properly uses and stores chemicals and towels.  Immediately cleans up or reports spills.  Completes ware-washing and dishwashing correctly.  Disposes of trash correctly.
  • Uses equipment correctly and safely.  Reports safety issues and equipment malfunctions to a supervisor immediately.
  • Completes all work within allotted time allowances, with consideration given for fluctuation of volume and staffing.  Allocates time to meet occasionally changing production, service, or menu changes.  Completes required documentation accurately (portions, temperatures, etc). 
  • Attends departmental meetings as required, and keeps current with hospital postings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • High school graduate or equivalent preferred
  • After brief training, ability to demonstrate correct use of work-related chemicals, supplies, tools and equipment.
  • Knowledge of kitchen safety