Meridian Health Services
  • West Lafayette, IN, USA
  • Hourly
  • Part Time
  • Inpatient Psychiatry
  • Not a benefits eligible position.

Want to make a difference in someone's life?

Join the Meridian Health Services team serving the community for over 35 years. We are a progressive healthcare organization specializing in "whole person" health integrating physical, mental, and social well-being.  

Meridian Health Services at River Bend is currently seeking a part time Cook/Food Service Worker for our Inpatient Program located in Lafayette, Indiana. This position will work evenings to 6:30pm (very flexible schedule) and will be required to work every other weekend. This is a great opportunity to make an impact in the lives of others.  

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Prepares quantity foods and meals that are attractive and tasteful, according to established standards. Utilizes standardized recipes and adjusts as needed.
  • Demonstrates understanding of frequently ordered therapeutic diets such as Carb Control, Full & Clear Liquid etc.
  • Assures that patient meal trays are set up accurately and on schedule. 
  • Anticipates & plans for needs in advance in order to meet deadlines.
  • Maintains clean and sanitary work area including cutting boards, knives, small equipment and counters.
  • Maintains sanitary and safe work habits including proper use of equipment, personal hygiene, and proper use of sanitizer. Practices frequent hand washing, adheres to time & temp standards etc.
  • Participates regularly in cleaning needs of department
  • Demonstrates appropriate communication and interactions with all customers, staff, peers and supervisors.
  • Participates in department activities, problem solving and QI activities.
  • Sometimes operates cash register.  Includes closing out cash drawer, counting money and recording information on cash sheet.
  • Assists with putting away deliveries according to established standards, including labeling and rotating, regardless of position assigned.
  • Consistently completes all work as outlined on position sheet.
  • Reports to supervisor any needed supplies, problems, faulty equipment etc.in a timely manner.
  • Maintains accurate written records.  (temps, production sheets, prep area)
  • Leads and/ or directs departmental functions in absence of supervisor.
  • Performs other related duties appropriate to job function as needed.                                         

We are seeking candidates with the following qualities: 

  • High School Graduate or equivalent required.
  • Previous healthcare food service experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of standardized recipes, measurements and ability to adjust receipes. 
  • Meets physical requirements of position as listed on the physical demands form.

Drug screen, extensive background check, and fingerprinting are required. 

Meridian Health Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V) and also participates in E-Verify.

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