Stanford Children's Health - Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Location: Palo Alto, California
Internal Number: 9816097
1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Rotating Shift
Nutrition and Dietetics Technician, Registered (DTR or NDTR) stongly preferred.
At Stanford Children's Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.
This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.
Under the direction of Food Service Managers, the Supervisor-Food Services provides direct supervision of specific work groups and has accountability for front-line staff of the Food Service team. Ensures adherence to high quality standards and sanitation procedures. Models exemplary behaviors for the members of the staff.
The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.
Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Service Standards of the Hospital(s).
Food Handling/Sanitation. Ensures high standards of quality and sanitation by utilizing established tools and quality monitors. Ensures compliance with laws, regulations and standards regarding food service activities and sanitation and safety standards. Ensures compliance with departmental sanitation procedures, initiating corrective action for sanitation discrepancies. Monitors the safe storage and handling of food items.
Food Service Coordination. Participates with management in planning and preparing menus; checks daily menus for possible changes to recipes; makes recipe changes and informs staff; makes sure all menu items are ready for distribution at prearranged times; updates and evaluates recipes; ensures that the staff serves food at proper temperatures; observes food to be sure it is visually appealing and served in adequate portions; plans and directs the preparation of new food items or new service activities for increased customer satisfaction; obtains feedback from customers concerning the quality of the food served and the service provided; maintains the general operation and efficiency of the commercial kitchen equipment; accommodates special diet needs of customers who have specific religious or medical; recommends to management improved methods of food preparation, service, and personnel practices. Notifies management of any food shortages, menu changes, equipment breakdowns; takes corrective action as needed to determine appropriate utilization, storage or disposal of foodstuffs.
Food Service Supervision. Supervises and participates in a variety of activities of a food service unit to include food preparation, distribution, service, and record maintenance in an acute care setting. Plans, assigns, and reviews work of assigned staff; adjusts work assignments and schedules to maintain adequate staffing levels and respond to fluctuating workloads; evaluates employee performance and prepares performance appraisals; assesses training needs of staff and arranges for or provides appropriate instruction; provides initial orientation to new employees; reviews applicant's credentials, participates in the interview process, and hires or effectively recommends hiring of staff; resolves personnel problems, complaints, and formal grievances at the first level; disciplines and rewards employees; counsels employees in work-related activities, personal growth, and career development. Demonstrates proper operation and maintenance of kitchen equipment, cash handling methods, food handling and storage, workplace safety, infection prevention, and sanitary procedures.
Miscellaneous. Contributes to cost containment by managing time and supplies so that assignments are completed as scheduled and resources are not wasted. Evaluates the needs of the unit in terms of staff, supplies, and equipment; provides information to management concerning long-range planning, goal setting, and policy and procedure development; contributes new ideas and creative ways of preparing and distributing foods; assists staff by performing some of the food service activities such as preparing, serving, and distributing food. Models exemplary behaviors for the members of the staff.
Product/Supplies Requisition. Typical tasks: determines food items to order based upon the food on hand; some employees in this class may obtain cost quotes or bids from vendors or food suppliers; initiates purchase orders for produce, baked goods, meat, dairy products, cooking and serving equipment and supplies; ensures procedures are followed by the staff for receiving, storing, and issuing food and supplies; inventories food supplies needed before each order by counting food items, recording totals, and reporting findings to superior; recommends purchases of commercial kitchen equipment to superior.
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.
Education: High School Diploma or GED equivalent
Experience: Five (5) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with widely diverse groups, including individuals at all levels both within and outside the organization and gain their cooperation.
Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, work independently and meet deadlines.
Knowledge of commercial kitchen equipment, food service policies and procedures.
Knowledge of food values and nutrition.
Knowledge of health, safety, and sanitation regulations and procedures as they pertain to operations of a volume dining or food service facility.
Knowledge of menu planning.
Knowledge of methods, materials, and equipment used in a volume dining or food service facility.
Knowledge of principles and practices of volume food management.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.