Minnesota Visiting Nurse Agency Food Service Worker in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Located in downtown Minneapolis, Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) is Minnesota's premier Level 1 Adult Trauma Center and Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center. Committed to creating a culturally competent and inclusive work and care environment for patients, families and staff, HCMC offers primary care and retail clinics throughout the Hennepin County metro area. We partner with our community, our patients and their families to ensure access to outstanding care. Our mission is to improve health and wellness through patient and community education, teaching and research.


We are currently seeking a part-time Food Service Worker 0.5 FTE - (5) 8-hour day-evening and every other weekend shifts/ 2-week pay period to join our Main Kitchen/ Cafeteria team. This position is responsible for patient menu selection using principles of good nutrition and limitations of diet order.


  • Prepares and delivers coffee to requesting departments
  • Arranges food to be served
  • Prepares food stations for meal service
  • Maintains supply of food and garnishes at stations
  • Serves food
  • Prepares patient food trays
  • May cart food to patient's bedside
  • Performs basic food preparation such as washing and sectioning fruit, slicing meat, preparing salads and salad dressings, gelatin desserts, etc
  • Makes sandwiches
  • Prepares beverages
  • May grill items such as sandwiches, eggs, and pancakes
  • May retrieve carts on hospital floors, cleans work station and immediate area
  • Sorts, scrapes, clears, stacks, loads and unloads dishes, silverware, trays, glasses etc
  • Clears, stacks and washes dishes, trays, and glasses
  • May operate dish washing equipment
  • May operate and/or clean kitchen appliances such as coffee urns, toasters and dispensers
  • Cleans dining area and tables
  • Maintains eating utensil supplies for dining patrons
  • Washes, cleans and sanitizes pots, pans, utensils, food preparation and sanitation equipment; cleans kitchen utensils
  • Prepares refuse for pick-up
  • Accurately portions food and beverages
  • Assembles and plates entrees, salads and sandwiches
  • Sorts and bags silver
  • Removes from freezer and thaws food and beverages and places into refrigerated rooms
  • Can make a determination of standard and substandard products
  • Assures proper food handling and presentation
  • Performs related work as required
  • Visits all ages of patients daily in assigned area for menu selection and to conduct patient satisfaction surveys
  • Maintains nutrition Cardex for nursing units assigned daily
  • Enters accurate diet orders, admissions, discharges and transfer of patients into Cardex and communicates change to tray serving area
  • Uses computer terminal to communicate with nursing units
  • Checks tray line daily for accuracy of menus as served to patients
  • Conducts test trays for quality and accuracy of trays as served to patients
  • Corrects non therapeutic diet order patient menus to agree with Cardex notations and current diet orders for all ages of patients
  • Follows standard procedure for correction of therapeutic diet order menus under supervision of clinical dietitian
  • Prepares menus for serving area in accordance with current diet orders
  • Some positions may perform cashier duties including cash handling and ensuring accuracy of cash drawers, to include receiving and paying out monies and balancing their drawer at the end of a shift


Preferred Qualifications:

  • High school diploma
  • Some college helpful but not required
  • Over three months to one year experience in hospital food service preferred


  • An approved equivalent combination of education and experience

You've made the right choice in considering Hennepin County Medical Center for your employment. HCMC offers a wealth of opportunities for individuals who want to make an impact in our patients' lives. We are dedicated to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to both current and prospective employees. We’re driven to connect talented individuals with life-changing career opportunities, enabling you to provide exceptional care without exception. Thank you for your consideration in submitting an application.

Please Note: Offers of employment from Hennepin County Medical Center are conditional and contingent upon successful clearance of all background checks and pre-employment requirements.

Department: Main Kitchen/ Cafeteria

Primary Location: MN-Minneapolis-Downtown Campus

Standard Hours/FTE Status: FTE = 0.50 (40 hours per pay period)

Shift Detail: Day, Evening, Every Other Weekend

Job Level: Staff

Employee Status: Regular

Eligible for Benefits: Yes

Union/Non Union: Union

Job Posting: Oct-17-2016