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Food Service Asst 2 - Part Time/Rotating Shift (Temp) - Chicago, IL

Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL
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H.E.L.P. Union Vacancy Announcement


Food Service Asst 2 

This is a Part Time, Temporary position with the opportunity for Permanent employment

40 hours every two week

Rotating Weekends


This posting is to address vacancies in the Inpatient Central Kitchen and Outpatient Cafeteria. If selected for an interview, you may be considered for either area.


Position Highlights:


The Food Service Assistant assembles, operates, and maintains food service supplies and equipment.  Assists in tray assembly, loads carts, disposes of garbage and performs cleaning duties. Exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures. 

Position Responsibilities:  

  • Performs ware washing activities including soak sink procedures, cart unloading, scrap line operation, pot and pan cleaning, dish machine operation, dish room cleaning, and cart washing.  

  • Pulls and hauls, dirty and clean trays, dishes, silver, pots, pans, racks, carts, equipment, etc. between work areas and dish room; stores as assigned.

  • Disposes of waste and garbage in proper manner to assigned destination and cleans the area equipment involved.

  • Cleans, as assigned, all spills, surfaces, work areas, and washrooms in kitchen, cafeteria, mechanical area, and/or all carts and equipment. Moves equipment as needed to permit access to walls/floors. Steams all portable equipment. Removes string from wheels. Maintains acceptable sanitary standards at all times.

  • Keeps all drains and floors clean, swept, vacuumed, and/or scrubbed as appropriate, including refrigerators, storage areas, production, dish room, service areas, offices,  etc.; runs scrubber as assigned.

  • Helps receive, date, and put away deliveries; stores in proper refrigerators, freezers, or storeroom; rotates stock; cleans shelves, removes pallets.

  • Puts away all produce, equipment and supplies after end of meal or at end of day; labels as appropriate.

  • Assists with patient tray assembly and cart loading; delivers patient carts to patient care areas, and brings back as needed; delivers food and supplies to other units as assigned.  (Must manipulate two carts simultaneously)

  • Stacks chairs, moves tables, cleans as assigned.

  • Delivers orders and picks up supplies as assigned.

  • Assists in training personnel as needed.

  • Follows hospital and departmental policies and procedures.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Position Qualifications Include:




  • High School Diploma or GED required.                                     

  • Food Service experience preferred                              

  • Must be able to communicate verbally and in writing in English and demonstrate reading ability.


  • Able to perform as an active team player

  • Good interpersonal skills, outgoing personality

  • Able to demonstrate basic math skills

  • Able to operate foodservice equipment such as a dish machine & scrubber


  • Must be able to lift boxes/food weighing up to 65 pounds

  • Must be able to pull/push carts filled with food trays. (Must manipulate two carts simultaneously)                                     

  • Work demands 100% walking and/or standing.

  • Work duties may demand standing in place for extended periods, stooping, bending, lifting, pushing and pulling.

  • Work environment involves the ability to tolerate temperature and climate changes (hot, humid, cold, steam, wet).

  • Requires individual to move in and out of refrigerated areas and work in a dish room operation which is a warm, wet and noisy area.                                     

  • Must be able to tolerate working close to hot equipment.



  • Will have potential exposure to broken glass, steam, moving belts, etc.


Company Highlights:

  • Rush's new 14-story hospital is the cornerstone of the Rush Transformation, an ongoing effort to build new facilities, renovate existing buildings and adopt new technology.

  • Rush University Medical Center is a four time Magnet facility located in Chicago, IL -

  • Leading academic medical center, acute care hospital w/ 676 licensed beds.

Rush is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. 


  • JobId: 2017-1665
  • Posted / Updated: 10/18/2017