Lead Cafeteria Specialist

Mercy Cedar Rapids

  • Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Permanent
  • Full-time
  • 4 months ago

This position supports Mercy's philosophy of patient centered care by serving fresh, flavorful, nutritious food in a caring manner to patients, family and staff. Responsible for serving and portioning food items for patient families', volunteers, and Mercy employees throughout the day in an attractive, accurate and sanitary manner. Properly cleans and sanitizes serving areas, maintains a safe work environment, and adheres to regulatory guidelines.

Job Duties/Essential Functions
  • Demonstrate knowledge and support of the patient improvement scores. Articulate Press Ganey scores.
  • Perform tasks of prepping, cleaning, cashiering, and serving in order to maintain customer satisfaction
  • Monitor quality of food products and service, including temperatures. Take corrective action when needed
  • Proficiently operate equipment, demonstrate portion control and meet regulatory agency requirements
  • Accurately charge visitors, volunteers, and employees by using CBORD POS MICROS system and frequently stays updated on policies and procedures
  • Communicate effectively to staff in other areas through use of Face to Face, Vocera, and Phone
  • Perform proper phone etiquette by using Mercy's phone answer scripter
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Health Inspector and State sanitizing techniques and procedures
  • Follow instruction and daily workflow procedures set by Manager or Supervisor
  • Perform job duties independently without constant supervision or guidance
  • Monitor and direct retail staff in absence of Manager or Supervisor
  • Demonstrate leadership in making decisions and reports them to Manager
  • Trains new and existing staff professionally and accurately
  • Perform office work assigned to by Manager i.e. recording daily sales, deposits, temperature logs, cashier worksheets, rec and doc sheets, etc
  • Monitor daily workflow within retail area
  • Solve problems and monitor retail staff
  • Prioritize tasks to be ready for meal service at specified time
  • Monitor food and refrigerator temperatures and report deficiencies
  • Perform excellent communication and customer satisfaction skills with all visitors, employees, and volunteers
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Must be able to utilize dietary guidelines for service
  • Ability to perform duties within time constraints
  • Must be able to perform job requirements with minimal supervision
  • Effective verbal communication and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate quality customer service.
  • Demonstrate core and annual competency in specific skills as identified in the position
  • Proficiently operate and maintain equipment associated with their job.
Professional Experience
  • One or more years of previous food service experience preferred.
  • High School diploma or equivalent preferred.
Licensure, Certification, Registration
  • Active ServSafe certification from the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation to be obtained within 1 year of hire.
Physical Activity Requirements

Constant = 67-100% of workday
  • Reaching
  • Standing
  • Walking
  • Hearing
  • Repetitive motion
Frequent = 34-66% of workday * Lifting
  • Use of fingers
  • Talking
  • Stooping
  • Pushing
  • Pulling
  • Grasping
  • Feeling
  • Handling
Occasional = 33% or less of workday * Balancing
  • Kneeling
  • Crouching
  • Climbing
Physical Demand Requirements
  • Medium: Exert 20-50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or 10-15 lbs. of force frequently

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