Food Service Worker @ Antelope Valley Hospital - Lancaster, CA

Food Service Worker

Under the supervision of the Dietary Supervisor, does a variety of general kitchen, serving, or cafeteria tasks for the provision of meals to patients, staff and visitors.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Accurately and efficiently handle, store, prepare, order, documents, and serve food products under established instructions while complying with sanitation and HACCP requirements.

Serves food for patients and guests following proper portion control and garnish while ensuring product is fresh-looking and attractively styled.

Responsible for always providing service to patrons and staff in a positive, pleasant, and cheerful manner.

Tastes, takes, and records temperatures and/or ratios of food items insuring standards are maintained according to procedure and HACCP standards and procedures.

Operates kitchen equipment as needed for food preparation, serving and cleanliness.

Washes dishes and pots, cleans and disinfects equipment within the allotted time frame.

Performs deep cleaning and proper sanitation of equipment and work areas as assigned using the appropriate chemicals and safety equipment for cleaning.

Maintains cleanliness in entire dietary services and serving areas by sweeping, mopping, emptying trash and carrying out any other tasks as needed to maintain standards.

Restocks assigned area before, throughout, and after each shift.

Uses universal precautions at all times by wearing gloves, goggles, washing hands frequently, and utilizing any applicable PPE for task being performed.

Records and logs all required information such as temperatures and sanitation levels correctly within assigned work area and ensures documentation is properly completed.

Reports equipment malfunction and temperature abnormalities to the Supervisor.

Delivers and serves food products required for food and nutritional services operations at varied locations on campus with carts or delivery vehicles.

Responsible for always providing service to patrons and associates in a positive, pleasant, and cheerful manner.

Assists and performs other related duties as assigned or requested within the department, expected to promote teamwork at all times.

Ability to communicate effectively in English (verbal and written)

Non-Essential Duties

Performs other office related tasks such as typing, faxing and filing.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


Knowledge of kitchen equipment

Knowledge of proper food preparation, storage and handling

Knowledge of basic math and ratios.


Strong customer service skills.

Displays attention to detail and accuracy


Ability to learn proper sanitation and HACCP techniques and procedures

Ability to work collaboratively with others to coordinate activities and meet timelines.

Ability to comprehend and follow oral and written instructions and recipes

Ability to complete simple records with clear, legible handwriting.

Core Competencies: All AVH employees will effectively demonstrate these behaviors:


Action Oriented

Customer Focused


Effective Communication


Ethics & Values

Integrity & Trust

Education and Experience:


High School Diploma preferred but not required.


Prior experience is preferred but not required.

Required Licensure and/or Certifications:


Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

Work usually performed in a very active institutional kitchen/cafeteria environment; with small limited workspace; and in Walk-in Freezer and Refrigerators.

Standing and walking majority of shift, with repeated bending, squatting, and stooping.

Frequent pushing/pulling up to 50 lbs

Lifting up to 25 lbs frequently throughout shift.

A detailed description of the physical requirements of this job is maintained in the Employee Health Department.

Closing Statement

Looking for an opportunity to work in healthcare the way you always dreamed you could? At Antelope Valley Hospital, our employees are at the heart of what we do best – delivering high quality, patient-centered healthcare.

Antelope Valley Hospital, a 420 bed acute care facility, located just 60 miles north of Los Angeles, the Antelope Valley is one of Southern California’s fastest growing communities. We are a Level II Trauma Center and Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Accredited . Serving the community for over 50 years, our non-profit hospital has grown to be the preeminent healthcare facility for our district’s nearly 1.2 million residents.

An Equal Opportunity Employer.