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Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System Food Service Worker 2 - Our Lady of Lourdes Main Campus in Lafayette, Louisiana

About Us

Our Lady of Lourdes is a regional acute care medical center focused on the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our Lady of Lourdes is a part of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, which is the largest locally owned, not-for-profit, Catholic health system in Louisiana. As such, our hospital has access to a great many resources across the state and Mississippi - helping us to fulfill our mission.

Our hospital employs more than 2,200 people and offers a physician staff of over 600 doctors in a variety of medical and surgical specialties. Lourdes’ services include Centers of Excellence in the areas of Orthopedics, Stroke and a Robotics Surgery Program. The hospital is home to the only burn unit in Southwest Louisiana and a Commission on Cancer accredited oncology program. Our Lady of Lourdes operates Our Lady of Lourdes Heart Hospital, a premier 32-bed cardiac facility and Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s & Children’s Hospital offering the area’s only Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Level 3 Surgical Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. With additional services including multiple clinics, four imaging locations and a primary care physician network, Lourdes provides easy access to comprehensive care throughout the community.

What Makes Us Different?

At Our Lady of Lourdes we offer you much more than just a job in the healthcare industry. We offer career opportunities for people who have a calling to share their gifts and talents as part of our healing ministry. As part of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, we are here to create a spirit of healing - and we invite you to join our team today if you would like to be part of that spirit. In addition to competitive salaries and generous benefits, we offer you something special - the chance to do God's work by helping to serve people in need throughout our community, every day.

Job Summary

The Food Service Worker - Patient performs a variety of food service functions including but not limited to preparing and assembling food items, setting up stations, serving and replenishing food. The Food Service Worker - Patient cleans and sanitizes workstations, counters, tray line, coolers, and other equipment. Relies on established guidelines to accomplish tasks. Works under close supervision. Food Service Worker - Patient Essential Functions: 1. Assemble food trays according to menus 2. Delivers food trays to patients and/or units following established procedures to meet JCAHO guidelines. 3. Portion food - according to nutrition standards 4. Prepare snacks/nourishments and delivers them to patients and units. 5. Keep area clean and neat. 6. Stock area for next meal period 7. Do assigned cleaning tasks. 8. Assist with food production such as but not limited to: Preparation of simple food items such as salads, sandwiches, and desserts. 9. Follows HACCP guidelines as per policies and procedures. 10. Inspects patient tray for attractiveness, palatability, accuracy, temperature of food, and timeliness of food / tray preparation 11. Maintains HACCP log of food items. 12. At times may assist in other areas of the dept including but not limited to: Dish room, MD Lounge, Cafeteria, Catering, and / or Production. 13. Assists as backup supervisor, as needed 14. Other duties throughout the department as assigned by the Nutritional Services Supervisor and/or Manager/Director.


Minimum Required

Special Skills

Knowledge of Basic Customer Service Skills. Dealing tactfully and courteously with employees, physicians, and visitors. Basic computer knowledge to understand and operate AYR to assign scanners. Good Verbal Communication with the ability to understand and follow oral and/or written English instructions. Must be able to read, understand, and communicate in English information related to production sheets, menus, use of chemicals, etc... Ability to complete assignments within prescribed time limits. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees. Some exposure to toxic/caustic chemicals, moving mechanical parts, potential electrical shock, high pitched noises, and communicable diseases. Frequent exposure to needles and/or other sharp objects, latex exposure, and hospital approved environmental cleaning products. Needs to be tolerable to extreme temperature changes from moist steam heated environment to cold refrigerator/freezer environment. Very frequent repetitive motions. Ability to stand /walking for long periods of time (6 hours or greater). Ability to stoop, squat, and/or kneel frequently. Ability to push/pull, lift, and carry from 0 to greater than 50 pounds occasionally including pans and trays of food Ability to reach, twist trunk and neck frequently. Require use of personal protective equipment during tasks/activities including but not limited to, back support belts, gloves, masks, and safety glasses. Serves and pours hot foods and beverage to order. Does not pre-pour hot items. When delivering patient trays, 2 patient identifiers are confirmed following hospital guidelines.