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Meal Attendant

University of Maryland Medical System Baltimore Full-Time
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What You Will Do:

Under direct supervision of assistant manager, performs a variety of tasks within the department to ensure that meals are prepared and served to the patients of the Medical System consistent with established department standards.  

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.

PATIENT SERVICES:

1. Sets up work stations, ensuring all required items are available before the start of the line.  Breaks down work station and cleans area at the end of the line.

A. Informs assistant manager of necessary supplies required before the start of the line.

B. Informs assistant manager or cook of the need to replenish food items in a timely manner so that there is no interruption in services.

C. Promptly notifies supervisor if items are not available.

2.  Portions and assembles hot and cold food for patient trays according to departmental recipes, production orders, and dietary prescriptions, using proper garnishes.

A. Maintains proper portion control within departmental guidelines and under the assistant manager's direction.

3. Delivers and serves meals and food to patients according to established and posted schedules.

A. Delivers food carts to units quickly and quietly. Updates and compares the Host Round Sheets with the unit, updates and verifies to insure correct diet order is delivered.

B. Knocks on patient’s door before entering room; waits for patients responses; greets patients courteously by name.

C. Maintains posted delivery schedules; reports deviations from the schedule which are greater than 15 minutes to the assistant manager.

4. Delivers food and supplies from kitchen to cafeteria and other areas as required according to department procedures and as needed.

5. Collects patient trays and carts, returning them to the kitchen at the end of every meal.

6. Assists in the scraping and sorting of dishes.


ALL FUNCTIONS:

1. Completes all tasks with minimal assistance, in a timely fashion, and exercises initiative in responding to needs appropriately as they arise.

2. Maintains a clean and orderly work environment, ensuring that department standards are met, and that all department activities are conducted in accordance with federal, state, and local health regulations.

A. Cleans work areas such as tables, counters, and food storage areas; washes equipment and utensils.

B. Follows department procedures to ensure the safe handling of all food items including covering, labeling, and dating of food items. 

3. Attends mandatory department meetings and in-service education programs as scheduled by the Department and /or Medical System.

4. Adheres to all established systems and training programs to provide a safe environment.  Complies with all OSHA regulations and other local, state and federal regulations.

5. Recognizes and adopts activities appropriate to the specific needs of patient/resident population and demonstrates knowledge of specific issues directly related to age of patient/resident population.

6. Maintains compliance with standards of operation, and the Business Conduct Guidelines.  Maintains all records and reports necessary to comply with, government and accrediting agency standards, regulations and codes.



What You Need to Be Successful:

General work experience preferably in a food service setting is required
We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
 

Skills required

Buffets
Food Services
Sanitation
Cooking
Follow Recipe
Maintain Clean Work Environment
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The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) was created in 1984 when the state-owned University Hospital became a private, nonprofit organization. It has evolved into a multi-hospital system with academic, community and specialty service missions reaching every part of the state and beyond.

UMMS is a national and regional referral center for trauma, cancer care, neurocare, cardiac care, women's and children's health and physical rehabilitation. It also has one of the world's largest kidney transplant programs, as well as scores of other programs that improve the physical and mental health of thousands of people daily.

The Medical System generates nearly $3.5 billion in economic activity in Maryland. It has 15,000 employees, approximately 2,300 licensed beds, 115,000 annual patient admissions and gross patient revenues of $2 billion.

Member Hospitals

The hospitals and health systems that comprise UMMS are:

    University of Maryland Medical Center- One of the nation's oldest teaching hospitals, this 816-bed facility -- located in downtown Baltimore -- is home to the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, the University of Maryland Children's Hospital and the University of Maryland Division of Transplantation.

    University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus - This 208-bed teaching hospital offers a full spectrum of health care for more than 110,000 people annually. University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus has been providing superior and accessible community health care in West Baltimore and Midtown for more than a century.

    Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital - This 102-bed pediatric and rehabilitation hospital, located in northwest Baltimore, provides specialty medical care to infants and children with complex medical needs.

   UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center - This 319-bed community hospital, located between Baltimore and Annapolis in Anne Arundel County, offers a wide variety of services and was recently named a "Top 100" hospital for intensive care outcomes by Thomson Reuters.

    UM Charles Regional Medical Center - Located in La Plata, Maryland, this 110-bed community hospital, along with an Ambulatory Surgery Center and OB/GYN Centers in Waldorf and La Plata, serve patients in Charles County and the surrounding areas of southern Maryland.

    UM Rehabilitation and Orthopaedics Institute - This 141-bed facility (formerly Kernan Hospital), located in Woodlawn, is the state's largest rehabilitation and orthopaedic hospital serving both adults and children. It also houses the University of Maryland Complementary Medicine Program.

   UM St. Joseph Medical Center - This 232-bed nonprofit, regional medical center, located in Towson, Md., became a part of the University of Maryland Medical System on December 1, 2012. It features institutes for heart, cancer and orthopaedic care, and offers a full range of clinical diagnostic and treatment services.

   UM Shore Regional Health - Shore Health System became UM Shore Regional Health on July 1, 2013, and consists of the following facilities: UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown; UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester and UM Shore Medical Center at Easton, as well as the UM Shore Emergency Center at Queenstown.

   Upper Chesapeake Health System - In July 2009, UMMS announced a strategic affiliation with Upper Chesapeake Health System that is expected to lead to a full merger. Upper Chesapeake Health includes Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air and Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace. The leading health care system and largest private employer in Harford County, Upper Chesapeake Health offers a broad range of healthcare services, technology, and facilities to the residents of northeastern Maryland.

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