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Food Service Worker I

Primary Location San Marcos, California Worker Location Onsite Facility San Marcos Hospital Job Number 1274335 Date posted 05/01/2024
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Job Summary:

Under indirect supervision, has been cross-trained in at least four areas involving food service related activities. Two areas of cross-training must include ware washing and patient trayline. The other areas include patient room service activities, food and supply inventory, receiving and storage, catering, cafeteria service, and food preparation activities.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Upholds Kaiser Permanentes Policies and Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities and applicable state, federal and local laws. Assembles patient trays with appropriate food and supply items according to menu specifications.  Scraps food debris from reusable wares. Operates dish machine effectively to ensure proper cleanliness and sanitation of items washed. Washes and sanitizes pots, pans and kitchen utensils. Cleans food service equipment and surfaces. Transports food items and carts to and from nursing units or other food service locations. Inventories and prepares food items for display in cafeteria service area. Ensures adequate level of supplies, food, snack and beverage items for customer needs. Serves cafeteria customers. Assembles, fills and cleans food service equipment. Prepares and assembles appropriate quantities of food products (which includes mixing, chopping and slicing) according to instruction for use in cafeteria, catering, vending and patient feeding areas. Delivers food and supply items to patients according to prescribed diet and patient desires within specified time frames. Stores items in appropriate locations.  Rotates perishables appropriately. Maintains various logs.  Prepares and assembles food and supplies for catered events.Delivers catering items to meeting locations within specified time frames.Performs other duties as assigned.
Basic Qualifications:


  • Ability to operate standard quantity food service equipment (for example, dish machine, food processors, mixer, chopper, slicer, steam table, tray conveyer) required.

  • Knowledge of quantity food service preparation techniques required.

  • Must have good communication skills and ability to work well on service teams.


  • N/A

License, Certification, Registration

  • Food Handler Certificate (California)

Additional Requirements:

  • N/A

Preferred Qualifications:

  • N/A


  • May be required to work different locations/hours/shifts based on operational needs.

  •  Scheduled work hours per week will be 20-32. 

Primary Location: California,San Marcos,San Marcos Hospital Scheduled Weekly Hours: 21 Shift: Evening Workdays: Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat Working Hours Start: 05:30 AM Working Hours End: 09:00 PM Job Schedule: Part-time Job Type: Standard Worker Location: Onsite Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: B09|OPEIU|Local 30 Job Level: Entry Level Department: SAN MARCOS MEDICAL CENTER - Food Preparation - 0801 Pay Range: $22.08 - $24.05 / hour The ranges posted above reflect the location in the job posting. The salary range may vary if you reside in a different location or state than the location posted. Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time On-site: Work location is on-site (KP designated office, medical office building or hospital). Worker location must align with Kaiser Permanente's Authorized States policy. At Kaiser Permanente, equity, inclusion and diversity are inextricably linked to our mission, and we aim to make it a part of everything we do. We know that having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes Kaiser Permanente a better place to receive health care, a more supportive partner in our communities we serve, and a more fulfilling place to work. Working at Kaiser Permanente means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status. Submit Interest