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Universal Health Services, Inc. - JACKSONVILLE, FL
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Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the
nations largest and most respected health care
management companies, operating through its subsidiaries
acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and
ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS
subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 employees. The
UHS business strategy is to build or purchase health
care properties in rapidly growing markets and create a
strong franchise based on exceptional service and
effective cost control. Our success comes from a
responsive management style and a service philosophy
based on integrity, competence and compassion
Wekiva Springs Center is a 68-bed acute behavioral
health hospital providing quality care in a
gender-specific program for men and women. We provide
treatment for mental health, addictions and dual
diagnosis concerns in a warm and caring atmosphere near
I-95 and J Turner Butler in Southside area.
On morning shift opens the kitchen and ensures
organization of daily events; on night shift ensures all
equipment is turned off, freezer loaded, cleaning
schedules followed and kitchen is locked.
Complies with facility and departmental policies and
procedures regarding food services offered.
Follows menus and recipes as provided by the Dietary
Prepares meals and beverages according to menu cycle and
daily production sheet, providing attention to
attractive and tasteful meals, attractive display on
tray line.
Accurately prepares food for modified diets, consulting
with Dietitian as required.
Completes and prepares meals in a timely manner as
prescribed by posted meal times.
Follows posted cleaning schedule and ensures a clean
work area and dining room at all times. Uses the posted
opening and closing check lists to ensure a safe and
clean facility each day
Documents refrigeration, freezer and milk cold box
temperatures which are taken on a daily basis and
ensures the morning aide has properly taken and
documented the dish machine temperatures and sanitizing
cycle PPM according to posted schedule on a daily basis.
Adheres to standards for food temperatures during
cooking, serving and storage of leftovers.
Will turn into the Dietary Director all completed check
lists at the end of each day.
Maintains walk-in refrigerator, freezer and storerooms
in an orderly fashion, and properly dates and labels all
open and/or leftover food items. Ensures all cans in the
dry storeroom have been properly dated and rotated.
Adheres to appropriate portion control and avoids
Complies with established guidelines for sanitation and
safety, follows cleaning schedules as posted. Ensures
any discrepancies noted on department sanitation
inspections are promptly addressed and completed.
Provides leadership to the other food service staff
during shift ensuring completion of daily tasks.
Interacts with patients in the serving line, offering
assistance in the selection of a nutritionally balanced
meal. Provides good customer service for patients and
staff always practicing service excellence methods.
Reports any equipment malfunction immediately to the
Assistant Manager and/or the Dietary Director.
Provides assistance with washing dishes and maintaining
dish room in a clean and orderly fashion.
Performs end of shift clean up of work area to include
sweeping and spot mopping of kitchen floors.
Demonstrates understanding of proper cleaning and
sanitation procedures
Serves on food line as needed
Answers questions and demonstrates procedures for food
service workers
Assists in training personnel, stocks and stores food
service items delivered to the facility in a timely
Assists in the preparation of daily menu items; adheres
to standard recipes and general instructions
Follows designated recipes, will measure, weighs and
combine all ingredients for quantity and quality
preparation of assigned menu items
Prepares food items for individual serving following
portion control standards
Maintains safe and sanitary conditions in specified work
Uses established safety practices to protect health and
safety of personnel and property
Assists in maintenance of inventory, food consumption
and other food service records
Will ensure that all food items put on the serving line
will be within the proper temperatures for serving and
will assist with preparing meal trays for delivery to
patients on units in accordance with policies that are
Will take temperatures of all food items on the serving
line each meal and record them on the "patient service
log" and will ensure that the kitchen aide delivering
meals to units will take temperatures of food items in a
test tray according to the prescribed schedule to ensure
that patients are receiving hot nutritious meals
Provides routine information about meals to customers
Performs other duties as assigned by the Dietary
Director and/or the Assistant Manager.
Adheres to the prescribes dress codes for the company
and the department which must include proper footware
which must be at least a non slip soled shoe with a
closed back and a solid toe.
Qualified candidates should have the following skills
and abilities:
1) Must have some high school education and is able to
follow and understand instructions. Read a recipe and
make the appropriate portion changes when needed.
2) Must have at least 1-year commerical food service
cooking experience preferably in a healthcare setting.
3) Must be able to work the schedule as required for the
4) Must be able to work well with others and exhibit
excellent customer service skills.
5) Must be able to manuever well throughout the kitchen,
lift 25 pounds and be able to stoop, and bend when

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