Food Production Associate

North Carolina, United States
26 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
26 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Perform a variety of food and customer service tasks involved in receiving and processing patient diet orders; visit patients for menu selections entering selections into appropriate computerized equipment; assemble and pass trays to patients;requisition supplies according to established par levels on patient floors.

Work Performed

  • Visit patients on assigned floors upon admission to explain menu process and collect diet preferences
  • Visit patients to obtain their menu selections and input selections into hand held computer
  • Determine food preferences for patients on routine modified diets;make diet changes as required or order additional food items as necessary
  • Maintain and calculate appropriate patient data according to established guidelines
  • Deliver food trays and supplements to patients
  • Compare trays to patient census, checking for accuracy and correcting when necessary
  • Prepare and assemble finishing items for trays, including coffee, tea,ice cream, ice cups,water, toast
  • Ensure proper food temperature by properly using the retherm units;detect and report improperly prepared food to supervisor
  • Revisit patients after passing trays to assure patients are satisfied;collect all trays from patients after meal service for transport to dish room
  • Requisition and assemble bulk supplies for patient floors following established par levels;accurately record all items delivered to the floor
  • Clean and maintain galleys according to established cleaning procedures.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to read/follow instructions
  • Ability to read/audit patient menu items
  • Ability to prepare/handle foodstuffs using safe food handling practices
  • Ability to maintain accurate and updated patient dietary information.
  • Knowledge of basic math
  • Customer service skills
  • Data entry skills.
  • Basic computer skills.

Level Characteristics N/A

Location Durham


Job Family Level B2

Full Time / Part Time FULL TIME

Regular / Temporary Regular

Shift First/Day

Minimum Qualifications

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Essential Physical Job Functions:

Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.




Level I

Work requires one year institutional food preparation experience.

Level II

Work requires two years institutional food preparation experience.

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