Food Service Associate, Food & Nutrition Services

Job Description

Food Service Associate, Shift Varies, Food & Nutrition Services

UC Health is hiring a full-time Food Service Associate for the Food & Nutrition Services at Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care.

The Food Service Associate will support Daniel Drake's emergency room (ER) and Level III Trauma Center, delivering high-quality care to patients based on assessed needs, established standards of care and according to policy and procedures.

About Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care

Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care is the regions premier provider of post-acute and transitional care services, offering a complete range of inpatient and outpatient services including medically complex care, skilled nursing, assisted living, wellness services and research. Daniel Drake Center helps patients recover from catastrophic injury and illness including multi-system organ failure, complex wound care, traumatic brain injury, stroke and spinal cord injury.

Daniel Drake is the only hospital-based skilled nursing facility in the Cincinnati region. Patients at Daniel Drake Center have access to many hospital-based services including 24/7 on-site physician coverage, pharmacy, diagnostic imaging, wound care and specialty physician consulting services. The availability of these on-site services allows for quick response to the complex and evolving care needs for our patients.


Job Responsibilities

Responsible for performing entry level job functions relative to patient meal service, cafeteria, catering, food preparation and sanitation.
  • Set up patient tray line with hot and cold food items, serving utensils and service ware per specifications of job assignment; replenish items as needed. Read from preprinted tray tickets to serve correctly portioned hot and cold food items for individual trays for patients on both modified and regular diets. Assemble late meals for patients. Breakdown clean and sanitize workstation at the end of meal assembly. Re-stock station for next meal.
  • Disassemble soiled cafeteria trays and patient trays upon return to the kitchen; sort, wash and rinse dishes and store washed items. Wash tray carts.
  • Maintain standards of personal hygiene and infection control; maintain standards of dress per department policy; maintain clean and uncluttered work environment, communicate effectively with coworkers and supervisors.
  • Attends meetings as required to enhance knowledge, job skills and communication within the department.
  • Performs other duties or responsibilities as assigned or needed.


Education and Experience Requirements:
  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent educational experience preferred, but not required.
  • Experience helpful but not required; on-the-job training provided.
  • Ability to read and comprehend written materials
  • Related foodservice knowledge and skills helpful but not required.

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As the region's adult academic health system, we strive for innovation and provide world-class care for not only our community, but patients from all over the world. Join our team and you'll be able to develop your skills, grow your career, build relationships with your peers and patients, and help us be a source of hope for our friends and neighbors.

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About UC Health

UC Health is an integrated academic health system serving Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. In partnership with the University of Cincinnati, UC Health combines clinical expertise and compassion with research and teaching-a combination that provides patients with options for even the most complex situations. Members of UC Health include: UC Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, Bridgeway Pointe Assisted Living, University of Cincinnati Physicians and UC Health Ambulatory Services (with more than 900 board-certified clinicians and surgeons), Lindner Center of HOPE and several specialized institutes including: UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute and the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center. Many UC Health locations have received national recognition for outstanding quality and patient satisfaction. Learn more at