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    Universal Health Services, Inc.Jacksonville, FL

    Job #78316713

  • Description:
    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

    This job was posted by Universal Health Services, Inc..


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