Food Service Associate - Per Diem - Varies

OCEAN MEDICAL CENTER Brick Requisition # 2022-119609 ShiftDay StatusPer Diem Weekend WorkEvery Other Weekend HolidaysThree of 6 On CallNo On-Call Required Shift HoursVaries Address425 Jack Martin Boulevard, Brick, 08724

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How have you impacted someone's life today?  At Hackensack Meridian Health our teams are focused on changing the lives of our patients by providing the highest level of care each and every day.  From our hospitals, rehab centers and occupational health teams to our long-term care centers and at -home care capabilities, our complete spectrum of services will allow you to apply your skills in multiple settings while building your career all within New Jersey's premier health-care system.  As a food service associate you will enjoy working with a team of energized peers who together orchestrate a top level food service experience. You are joining a team that prides itself as top ranked in the country for health care dining.

The Food Service Associate prepares and delivers patient meals within strict deadlines while maintaining high level of patient satisfaction for food and nutrition. Responsibilities include preparation/assembly of meals, assisting with dishwashing and utility work and/or handling register.  THe shift is 4p-830p minimum 2-3 evenings weekly; weekend shift start at 10am


A day in the life of a Food Service Associate at Hackensack Meridian Health includes:

  • Maintaining compliance with the diet prescription and obtaining preferences within that diet.
  • Operates register, when assigned, according to established procedures. This includes all correct close out and deposit steps as well as the completion of the over-ring error slips.
  • Cleans and sanitizes all equipment - cooking equipment, work stations, refrigerators, and food warmers.
  • Performs routine sanitation assignments such as, sweeping, mopping, garbage removals and completion of the daily checklist.
  • Completes and maintains proper documentation of the following: dishmachine temperatures, chemical logs, food temperatures, late tray logs and pantry supply sheet for dry and cold items delivered.
  • Posts menu Board and signage as assigned.
  • Prepares and serves food accurately following menu and portion guides. Completes pre- portioning of desserts and other foods as assigned.
  • Stocks station with food, supplies and other needed items.
  • Inspects china for cleanliness and chippings.
  • Delivers/pick up of food trucks according to schedule and delivers Child Care meals as assigned.
  • Adheres to proper food handling methods as required by local, State and federal regulations.
  • Follows all HACCP, Aide & HIPPA guidelines including proper hand washing, personal hygiene, food production, storage, labeling and dating, recording accurate temperatures on a timely basis, and cleaning and sanitation.
  • Other duties and/or projects as assigned.
  • Adheres to HMH Organizational competencies and standards of behavior.


Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Good communication and Customer Service skills required
  • Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule including weekends and holidays when needed.
  • The ability to learn quickly and adapt to changing patient needs, a strong sense of accountability for improving the lives of our patients and their caregivers, an exceptional focus on teamwork, dedication to ongoing education and the ability and passion to deliver the highest quality of care based on a strong sense of patient focus are all required.

Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred:

  • High School Diploma or GED strongly preferred.
  • Food service experience 


If you feel that the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply! 


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