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CommonSpirit Health House of Mercy Food Service Associate in DES MOINES, Iowa


CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S., from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.



Under the leadership of the House of Mercy Chef, participates as a dietary services team member and assists in preparation of food items, cleans food preparation area, runs the dishwasher, and related dietary duties to provide quality food service at/through House of Mercy. Maintains clean, sanitary work area and practices food safety regulations. Works under the daily leadership of the House of Mercy Chef and the general supervision of the Operations Data Manager.


  • Prepares food as needed and assists the Chef and/or Cooks in food preparation, following daily preparation instructions.

  • Assists in serving evening meals.

  • Assists the Chef and/or Cooks in cleaning and sanitizing of food preparation area, equipment, utensils and tools.

  • Performs scullery work including transferring tray carts from daycares to the dish room; assisting with dishwashing, storing clean dishes, and cleaning the dish machine and the scullery.

  • Leaves the scullery pre-set for the next morning.




  • Ability to read, write, comprehend, and speak English, required.

  • High school diploma orequivalent, preferred.

  • Any combination of education and experience that would demonstrate the capability to perform the duties of the position.

  • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within thirty (30) days of employment.

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Requisition ID 2020-139801

Employment Type Per Diem

Department Treatment Center

Shift Evening

Standard Hours Varied

Facility / Process Level : Name MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center


Equal Opportunity CommonSpirit Healthâ„¢ is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.