This position is located in Nutrition and Food Service at the Martinsburg Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center. A Food Service Worker, WG-7408-04 performs duties that require proficiency in special procedures and a broad knowledge of service operations, such as food preparation, cooking, dishwashing, dry and refrigerated storage, and food and beverage serving. Duties for the Food Service Worker, WG-7408-04, include but not limited to: Selects and places food items on patient trays and performs the final check for accuracy. Prepares individual and bulk nourishment and special feeding for patient. Prepares desserts, salads, sandwiches, and convenience type food items according to diet order and recipes. Weigh and measure food items according to recipes. Use portion control scales and measuring devices to apportion individual items according to standardized recipes. Utilize the computer system to label, print menu, preparing tray tickets for meal service, and coordinating Supplemental Feeding Orders, standing orders and other diet report. Check Inventory. Review orders, using knowledge in simple medical terminology/abbreviation to interpret prescription/diet orders. Assist with patient and/or guest tray delivery, restocking of service line, meal tray retrieval and sanitation procedures as assigned. Ensure special procedures and sanitation required in preparing of tube feedings to prevent bacterial contamination. Ensure proper body mechanics and ergonomics in order to work safely. Ensure safe handling of all food. Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Schedule may include evenings, holiday, and weekends; Schedule subject to change to meet the needs of the service Position Description Title/PD#: Food Service Worker/PD99836S Physical Requirements: Wage Grade 4 Food Service Workers perform work requiring light to moderate physical effort. They may be required to perform heavy work, such as scouring and scrubbing large size cooking utensils and pushing heavy carts and trucks in unloading, storing, and delivering supplies. They are subject to continuous standing and walking, and frequent stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling, and bending. They frequently lift or move objects weighing up to 20 pounds unassisted and occasionally lift or move objects weighing more than 40 pounds with the assistance of others.
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.