As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. Duties include, but are not limited to: Placing or serving food items on trays, setting up trayline food stations, serving cold and hot foods on the tray-line, delivering trays to patients bedside and picking up soiled trays. Provide assistance to cooks in the production of food and measuring and assembling ingredients. Use knowledge of modified diets to place food items on patient trays. Operate a variety of powered kitchen equipment such as electric mixers and cutters, assist in dish washing and cleaning of work areas and assist lower grade employees in on-the-job training and orientation assignments. Complete assignments individually or as part of a team under the general supervision of the immediate supervisor. Serve food items on tray according to selective menu or diet card. Follow procedures established by the Dietetic service. Work Schedule: Various: 6:00 AM-2:30 PM or 11:30 AM-7:30 PM Position Description Title/PD#: Food Service Worker/PD99920A Physical Requirements: Wage Grade 3 Food Service Workers perform work requiring light to moderate physical effort. They may be required to perform heavy work, such as scouring and scrubbing large size cooking utensils and pushing heavy carts and trucks in unloading, storing, and delivering supplies. They are subject to continuous standing and walking, and frequent stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling, and bending. May be required to work on ladders and use powered cleaning equipment. They frequently lift or move objects weighing up to 20 pounds unassisted and occasionally lift or move objects weighing more than 40 pounds with the assistance of others. The work is performed in kitchen areas where the steam and heat from cooking and dishwashing equipment often cause uncomfortably high temperatures and humidity. The work area is well-lighted but usually noisy from food service activities, and there is danger of slipping on floors where food or beverages have been dropped. Food service workers are regularly exposed to hot liquids, sharp cutting blades, hot working surfaces, and extreme temperature changes when entering walk-in refrigeration or freezing units.
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.
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