UnityPoint Health

  • Food Service Aide

    Requisition ID
    Food Services and Nutrition
    221 NE Glen Oak Ave
    5020 UnityPoint Health Methodist Medical Center
    Scheduled Hours/Shift
    1st an 2nd shift
  • Overview

    UnityPoint Health - Methodist | Proctor | The Point of Unity is You.

    UnityPoint Health is one of the nation's most integrated health systems. We have a vision for healthcare, and it starts with you: "Best outcome for every patient, every time."

    Through relationships with more than 280 physician clinics, 29 hospitals in metropolitan and rural communities, and home care services throughout its 8 regions, UnityPoint Health provides care throughout Illinois and Iowa.

    We surround you with care that is coordinated between your doctor's office, hospital and in your home.

    With almost 600 board-certified physicians backed by a dedicated team of healthcare professionals who combine high-tech medicine with genuine warmth and caring, UnityPoint Health - Methodist provides coordinated clinic, hospital and home-based care for patients in Central Illinois.



    Food Service Aide

    UnityPoint Health-Methodist Campus

    Shift: PRN As -Needed both 1st & 2nd shift





    Assists in the preparation and distribution of food service to patients, employees and visitors.


    Completes job responsibilities in dish room.


    1. Soaks coffee cups and ice tea cups on Monday, Wednesday and Friday

    2. Unloads patient food carts in a timely manner

    3. Places all garbage in the disposal from patient trays

    4. Assures that dishes are stacked and placed in dishwasher

    5. Cleans and dries plates, glasses and silverware – and retrieves them from the washer

    6. Returns all plates, glasses and other utensils to the serving area for use at subsequent meals

    7. Washes pots and pans used in preparation of food at a separate station from the dishwasher

    8. Cleans shelves and other areas with disinfectant solution

    9. Soaks the dishwasher twice a week with L.S.R. Solution

    10. Responsible for general cleaning of the kitchen using a cleaning list that is posted on hallway bulletin board


    Demonstrates the ability to be a team player.


    1. Wears name badge and follows dress code

    2. Works cooperatively with peers, process coordinators, food service management and other hospital personnel

    3. Maintains a positive working relationship which centers on customer based needs and continuous quality improvement

    4. Assists process coordinators when needed

    5. Accepts responsibility for work area and duties

    6. Conducts self in a professional manner

    7. Delivers safe and sanitary food to patients, cafeteria and special catered events

    8. Maintains proper use of wearing gloves when handling food at all times

    9. Wears hair restraints at all times in the food service area


    Fulfills MMCI and department required education. The incumbent must fulfill department and MMCI required educational training in the following areas:


    1. ADA – American Disability Act

    2. Confidentiality Video

    3. Hazardous Material Competency

    4. General Equipment Safety

    5. Keeping You Informed meetings

    6. People to People


    The Food Service Aide will work 50 % of the workday on the tray line.


    1. Required to work rotating stations through the department and other duties as assigned by the Process Coordinator

    2. Prepares and fills patient requests per position and station on tray line

    3. Prepares and serves all items with “eye” appeal

    4. Uses production tally sheets, to grant patient requests

    5. Able to read the different menus provided to patients

    6. Maintains proper use of gloves and wears them at all times when handling food products

    7. Responsible for maintaining proper use of using utensils and portion sizes (#8 scoops, #12 scoops and ladles, and serving spoons).

    8. Places the food or beverage selected on the patient's tray.




    1. High School Diploma required.




    1. 1-3 years of experience in/with food service preferred.


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