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Sr Food Service Worker / Room Service

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Food & Dining
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Room Service 124100
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168811 Requisition #
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The Sr Food Service Worker position on our Room Service team at MD Anderson Cancer Center in the Texas Medical Center performs a variety of food service tasks including cleaning, sanitation, food preparation, food set up and food service.  This is a wonderful opportunity for someone looking to enter the world of culinary.  They will learn basic culinary skills with an entry to the production kitchen.

The ideal candidate will have a high school diploma or GED and at least two years of food service experience in food service or hospitality.  The shift for this position will be 5:30am-2:00pm, with rotating weekends and holidays required.

Hourly breakdown of salary range:
Minimum $17.00 - Midpoint $19.08 - Maximum $21.15

MD Anderson offers our employees:
- Paid employee medical benefits (zero premium) starting on first day for employees who work 30 or more hours per week
- Group Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D and Disability coverage
- Paid time off (PTO) and Extended Illness Bank (EIB) paid leave accruals 
- Paid institutional holidays, wellness leave, childcare leave and other paid leave programs
- Tuition Assistance Program after six months of service 
- Teachers Retirement System defined-benefit pension plan and two voluntary retirement plans
- Employer paid life, AD&D and an illness-related reduced salary pay program 
- Health Savings Account and Dependent Care Reimbursement flexible spending accounts
- Fertility benefits
- State of Texas longevity pay
- Extensive wellness, recognition, fitness, employee health programs and employee resource groups

Much like the personalized cancer treatment our patients receive, our culinary and clinical nutrition teams design restaurant-style menus with fresh, cooked-to-order foods that are personalized to meet each cancer patient's dietary guidelines.  Their choices can be delivered to their hospital rooms 365 days a year, from 6:30am to 9:30pm.  Caregivers and guests of inpatients are also able to order quality meals with fresh ingredients designed by culinary experts.  Room Service programs like ours that provide efficient, high quality, cooked-to-order culinary options have become essential to ensuring a better patient experience.

JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES:

Perform simple food preparation by following established written recipes.  Provide excellent customer service to patients, visitors, and colleagues.  Surface cleaning such as floors, drains, walls, etc.  Practice cleaning and sanitizing procedures.  Equipment and small ware cleaning and sanitation.  Practice cleaning and sanitizing procedures, including safe handling of chemicals and 3-compartment sink.  Properly stores all equipment, chemicals, and utensils.  Trash and garbage disposal.  Follow proper procedures to operate dish and pot washing machines and disposal and trash compactor.  Provide hands on training to new hires in the department.

May be moved to new locations and/or shifts as operations dictate. Cross training may also involve shift changes.

EDUCATION:
Preferred:  High school or equivalent.

EXPERIENCE:
Required:  At least two years of food service experience in food service, hospitality, building services, or like industry.

Preferred:  Two years of food service experience in food service or hospitality.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:
Must obtain a current Texas Food Handlers Certification within 30 days of entry into job.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

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