The position is at the full performance level located in the Department of Veterans Affairs at the (San Diego Medical Center, La Jolla) in the (Nutrition and Food Service). The WG-03 positions purpose is to use established food safety and sanitation principals, portion food items, and work on tray lines to assemble meal trays. The WG-03 FSW delivers trays and nourishments to Patients, washes dishware, pots and pans, and completes general cleaning as assigned. Major Duties: Performs tasks with several steps or a sequence of tasks that requires attention to work operations. Follows set procedures in accomplishing repetitive assignments and follows an established sequence of work. Food Prep and Assembly (40%): Working any assigned station, selects and places food items on Patient trays according to a regular or modified menu and individual tray tickets or Patient selections. Identifies obvious discrepancies between the prescribed diets and the food items designated by the menu or tray tickets. Decides what food items to serve for the most common diets when the tray tickets identifies only the kind of diet called for, such as a liquid diet or diabetic diet. Sets up their assigned station on the POD with the correct supplies (dishes, utensils, etc.) and food items, and breaks down and cleans the station after the serving period. Provides assistance to cooks in the food preparation area by weighing, measuring, and assembling ingredients according to standardized recipes. Prepare uncooked food items such as sandwich spreads and salad dressings. Food Delivery and Pick up (30%) Delivers meal trays to the Patient's bed side and reports the Patient's comments and complaints to the supervisor or dietitian. Picks up all meal trays from Patient's rooms. Delivers nourishments to Patient's room. Ware Washing and Cleaning (30%) Washing dishes, glasses, silverware, pots, pans, and serving utensils. Separates and disposes of food waste and trash and scrapes plates or trays; pre-rinses dishes; loads, operates and unloads dish machine as instructed. According to specific instructions, scrapes, pre-soaks, washes and stores pots, pans and utensils; operates and cleans utensil washing machine. Stores sanitized dishes and silverware. Maintains dish machine, sets-up, operates, breaks-down and cleans dish machine or other comparable equipment or appliances. Removes inspection doors, strainer pans, screens and spray arms for preventive maintenance and cleaning. Washes food preparation utensils, (e.g., beaters, strainers, etc.) as instructed. Safely, disassembles and washes small appliances (e.g., food processors, vegetable peelers, can openers, etc.) as instructed. Ensures proper assembly of appliance once cleaned. Assists higher graded worker in the safe disassembly and cleaning of major appliances (e.g., ovens, grills, mechanical dishwashing equipment, etc.). Assists in proper assembly of appliances after cleaning. Other duties as assigned: On-the-job and formal training given as required. Instructed in the duties of a WG-4. Works any assigned tour of duty and performs any related tasks. Work Schedule: Part Time, 15 hours per Week. 6:45am-9:45pm or 4:30pm-7:30pm as needed Position Description Title/PD#: Food Service Worker/PD11387A Physical Requirements: Work requires light to heavy work, such as scouring and scrubbing large-size cooking utensils and pushing heavy carts and trucks in unloading, storing deliveries and supplies. The employee is subject to continuous standing and walking, and frequent stooping, reaching, pushing, stretching, pulling and bending. The employee may be required to work on ladders and use powered cleaning equipment. Frequently lifts or moves objects weighing up to 50 pounds; push food carts weighing up to 800 pounds. Work is subject to some pressure to complete assignments with close time schedules.
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.