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Food Services Worker, Patient
BC Children and Women's Hospital
4500 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 2N9
The Food Service Worker performs various duties that include food preparation, cooking and assembly, and/or checking order accuracy for patients. The role follows established food recipes and production standards to ensure proper quality, serving temperatures and standard portion control, escalating to Cook, Supervisor, and/or Manager accordingly.
What you’ll do
- Prepares patient meal items such as tea, coffee, toast, salads, sandwiches, milkshakes, infant formulas and tube feedings by weighing, measuring and combining ingredients.
- Assembles patient meal trays according to menu. Portions food for patients and/or retail food areas according to specified requirements.
- Loads, delivers, collects, and unloads meal service wagons.
- Cleans soiled dishes and utensils; stores cleaned dishes, trays and utensils in the appropriate areas.
- Prepares items such as vegetables and fruit by procedures such as washing, slicing, dicing and grating.
- Delivers food items from storage areas to work areas; rotates stock; removes food items from packaging, cans and/or freezer; labels, packages and transfers food items to freezer storage.
- Performs cleaning duties such as sweeping and damp mopping floors, cleaning counter tops, sinks, machines and equipment and spot washing walls and splash areas; removes garbage as required.
- Carry pans, kettles, and trays of food to and from workstations, stove and refrigerator in accordance with safety standards
- Store food in designated areas following wrapping, dating, food safety and rotation procedures.
- Notifies leadership of retail product inventory when low.
- Performs other related duties as required.
What you bring
- Grade 10 plus one year’s recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Certificate in Food Safe Level 1.
- Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to deal with others effectively.
- Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
- Ability to organize work.
- Ability to operate related equipment.
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.).
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
Rate of Pay: $20.97 per hour
Union Affiliation: Facilities Subsector
Location: 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 2N9
Hours of Work: 06:00-16:30, 06:00-18:00, 7:15-19:15 Monday-Friday
06:00-18:00, 7:15-19:15 Saturday & Sunday
Requisition #: FSP-CAS
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.
Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services
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.