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Food Service Worker I

Food Service Worker I


Children's & Women's Health Center

Vancouver, BC


In accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values, and strategic directions of Provincial Health Services Authority patient safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at PHSA, and as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position. The Food Service Worker I performs tasks in accordance with established policies, standards and procedures related to the preparation, portioning, assembly, transportation and delivery of foods; cleaning duties in work area and participates in the department Quality Assurance/Risk Management Program.

What you’ll do

  • Assembles and/or portions salads, sandwiches, hot and cold beverages, desserts and “short orders” following approved recipes and standards.
  • Assembles, portions, labels and delivers nourishment and/or other items to patient’s rooms, Nursing Stations, or other specific locations utilizing approved methods and standards.
  • Counts, weighs, and/or measures foods and ingredients; transports to assigned areas.  Assembles supplies and serving utensils for meal service.  Serves food according to menu specifications and customer requests within the dinning room or cafeteria operation.  Operates dispensing machines and advises supervisor or designate of the need to requisition supplies; replenishes food and non-food items in the assigned area.
  • Washes, peels and stores vegetables and fruit.
  • Loads, delivers, collects and unloads meal service wagons and/or clears and cleans cafeteria tables and chairs.
  • Sets up meal trays with items such as condiments, utensils and napkins.
  • Delivers food, supplies and equipment to assigned areas utilizing prescribed physical techniques and first in first out principle.
  • Strips racks and washes items such as dishes, pots, pans, utensils, operates dishwashing and/or pot washing machine.  Stacks clean dishes and utensils.  Sets, clears and clean dining room tables and chairs following approved methods and standards.
  • Maintains designated work area and related equipment in a clean sanitary and safe condition at all times following approved methods and standards
  • Performs general cleaning duties as assigned such as sweeping and damp mopping floors, cleaning counter tops, sinks, and spot washing walls and splash areas; removes garbage as required.
  • Takes cash and/or meal tickets for items purchased; operates a cash register as required.
  • Performs Quality Assurance/Risk Management duties by attending in-services and/or meetings, applying Quality Assurance/Risk Management principles in the performance of work and verbally or in writing responding to Quality Assurance/Risk Management surveys and/or questionnaires.
  • Performs clerical duties such as answering the telephone, filing, writing information on menu cards and checking patient cards.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


What you bring


  • Grade 10 education or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


Skills & Knowledge

  • Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to deal with others effectively.
  • Ability to organize work efficiently.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.


What we bring


Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.


Job Type: Casual
$23.38 / Hour
4500 Oak St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3N1
Closing date:
Applications accepted until position is filled
Hours of Work:
0700 – 1500 (Rotating)
Requisition #


As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.


What we do


The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.


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PHSA is committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.


Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments’ unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey—one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.