At Boston Children's Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. It's in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology advanced. In major medical breakthroughs and small acts of kindness. And in colleagues who have your back and patients who have your heart. As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Food Services Department and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.
The Food Services Assistant will be responsible for:
Preparing and delivering hot and cold food items for patient room service, caf/diner and catering in a timely manner and at the required temperature.
Following standardized recipes and daily production sheets and accurately recording amounts produced.
Completing next day's preparation assignments. Routinely testing food for quality, appearance, flavor, temperature, texture, color and doneness.
Following established guidelines, recipes and procedures for assigned areas including agespecific feeding and specialized diets including Diabetic, Ketogenic, BMT, Sodium Restricted, Low-Fat or brand specific requirements.
Filling in for senior cooks and patient cook during breaks/vacations. Assisting in the preparation of cafe evening menu items with products prepared by senior cooks.
Following and monitoring H.A.C.C.P. food preparation and storage procedures. Following F.I.F.O. principle of food rotation.
Following department policies and procedures for hand washing, hair restraints, cooling/reheating foods and taste testing.
Storing, holding and transporting cold food items at 40F or below and hot food items at 140F or above. Testing food temperatures with approved food thermometer and records in log.
Wrapping, labeling and dating all food items and storing in designated area in an organized manner.
Cleaning and sanitizing all food contact surfaces and equipment after every use to avoid contamination. Recording ppm of sanitizer solution in designated log.
Maintaining high levels of sanitation of all equipment by adhering to department policies and procedures, Health Department codes and J.C.A.H.O. regulations.
Possibly performing cashier duties. Following department/brand specific cash handling procedures.
Maintaining clear communication channels and constructive, sensitive relationships with coworkers, supervisors, patients, customers, parents and all hospital staff.
To qualify, you must have:
The ability to read and understand instruction and use math in food preparation and other duties typically acquired through a high school level of education and 6 to 12 months of previous experience.
Six to twelve months of previous experience.
The understanding to be able to respond to simple written or verbal instructions, questions or requests for information.
Occasional contact with patients and/or visitors, which involves courtesy.
Comprehension of weights, measures, recipe conversion and portion control to minimize waste.
The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and provide empathy in difficult interpersonal situations.
The ability to work with diverse internal and external constituencies.
Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Discover your best.
Boston Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.
Boston Children's Hospital is a 395-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age.