This position is in Nutrition and Food Service located at Central Alabama Veterans HealthCare Systems (CAVHCS). Its primary duty is to prepare and serve food to the veterans in the acute, long-term care and outpatient program setting as indicated. NOTE: This is an open continuous announcement and will remain open until 12/30/2022 To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/31/2021. EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position such as ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision; ability to read write, complete simple arithmetic count and follow oral and written instructions; set up designated tray line stations correctly with food items, utensils, and related items; monitor dates on food items and discards outdated food in accordance with established policies and procedures; transport food cars from the kitchen to patient care areas; and knowledge of the use of proper sanitation. KSAs must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Federal Wage System Qualification Standards. SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements: Dexterity and SafetyFood ServiceLead or SuperviseWithout more than normal supervision Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Physical Requirements/Working Conditions: Employee must be able to stand and walk all day, bend, stoop, reach and lift moderately heavy objects. ["Food Preparation\nPortions salads, desserts, juices, and other specified food items for service line in accordance with established procedures and 1-IACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) guidelines. Washes fresh fruits and vegetables as assigned by supervisor. Purees food when needed and measures food for diabetics, etc.\nStocks tray line with milk cooler and assures that no milk cartons stocked have expired dates. Notifies supervisor immediately if milk has expired dates. Sanitation\nFills dish machine, checks temperature gauges and checks for proper functioning of dish machine and records temperatures on temperature log as assigned by supervisor. Cleans dish machine thoroughly after use, according to established policy and communicates any dish machine malfunctioning problems to the supervisor. Tray Delivery and Pick Up\nDelivers carts without unnecessary delay to designated units and calls patient's name (uses two personal identifiers) before placing tray al bedside to ensure the specified patient is receiving the correct tray. Pulls loaded trucks to the units and serves trays to patient's bedside as well as Dining Halls. Delivers trays to patients eating in dayroom and picks up soiled trays from dayroom. Works with speed and accuracy, observing if all items are on tray Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 6:00a .m - 2:30 p.m or 11:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.; Flexible and Rotating Schedule and weekends. Rotating Shifts to include nights and weekends, 5am - 1:30pm, 6am - 2:30pm or 11am - 7:30pm\nPosition Description Title/PD# Food Service Worker/:619-01-498-A\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized"]
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.