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CommonSpirit Health Food Service Associate in DES MOINES, Iowa


CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S., from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.



Sets up, prepares and assembles meals and trays for patient service. Prepares nourishments, infant and pediatric formulas, and tube feedings as needed. Inventories and stocks galleys in patient care areas. Provides timely wholesome and high quality food and customer service to meet the needs of the customer. Practices safe food handling and quality control.


  • Completes required cleaning of work areas.

  • Inventory and stock galley supplies utilizing par level lists. Maintains clean and organized galley.

  • Takes temperature of refrigerators, freezers and food as required. Properly documents temperatures, documents and takes appropriate action when temperatures are out of acceptable range.

  • Responsible to inspect and ensure integrity of food items. Rotate and monitor expiration dates.

  • Delivers nourishments, formula, and tube feedings to patients and/or galley.

  • Pushes food carts, racks and dish bins.

  • Maintain clean environment by cleaning and deep cleaning equipment, refrigerators, cupboards, tables, etc., as required by accrediting and regulatory agencies.

  • Determines food count, prepares and pre-portions food items for patient tray assembly.

  • Weighs and measures menu items for special diets.

  • Prepare hot and cold food, using standardized recipes, as required for patient menu.

  • Breakdown leftover items.

  • Prepares bulk nourishments and swallow evaluation kits.

  • Requisitions, gathers, and stocks supplies in work area.

  • Prepares, labels, and delivers nourishments for patient use. Prepares bulk nourishments.

  • Prepares infant and pediatric formula per departmental policy and procedure.

  • Reads tube-feeding recipes, calculates supplies needed, mixes products, labels appropriately and stores for supervisor to check.

  • Delivers food carts to the patient care areas and meal trays to patients as necessary.

  • Pulls stock and assemble food items and supplies requisitioned from inventory for production and preparation of meals and services. Records items issued and returned.

  • Prepares special menu items for modified diets; inventories servings and informs supervisor of par levels needed.

  • Receives stock, inspects for integrity and temperature compliance, stocks, dates and labels as necessary and rotates.

  • Completes quality control monitors and documentation to ensure delivery of high quality food services and regulatory requirements are met.

  • Adherers to guidelines for portion control.

  • Stocks assigned area(s) with appropriate food, paper supplies and equipment.

  • Assembles, with accuracy, food items per customer requests.

  • Reads and flows recipe for accuracy.

  • Resolves patient/customer complaints/concerns or refers as necessary to management.

  • Covers, labels and dates food items and leftovers for storage.

  • Takes and documents refrigerator/freezer temperatures as required.

  • Stores and holds all foods at the proper temperatures with documentation.

  • Completes weekly cleaning assignments.

  • Cleans and sanitizes equipment after each use as assigned.

  • Completes other duties as assigned to meet the goals and objectives of the department and organization.




  • High school diploma or GED preferred.

  • Must be at least 16 years of age.

  • Ability to read, write, comprehend and speak English preferred

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Equal Opportunity

CommonSpirit Healthâ„¢ is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

External hires must pass a post offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances .

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415) 438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request . We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

CommonSpirit Health participates in E-verify.

Requisition ID 2020-135097

Employment Type Part Time

Department Food Service

Hours Per Pay Period 40

Facility MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center

Shift Evening

Standard Hours 3:30p-7:30p

Work Schedule 4 Hour