Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Hospitality - Food Services

Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) . Among the top dozen medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2018-2019'America's Best Hospitals', UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine. The University of Washington is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

UW Medical Center-Montlake's Food & Nutrition Services department has multiple employment opportunities for temporary/hourly, FOOD SERVICE WORKERS.

The individual in this role will perform a variety of duties including preparing and serving food, maintaining sanitary conditions of kitchen facilities, and serving food on the cafeteria line.

  • Serve food in cafeteria line
  • Serve food in patient tray make-up area following selected or marked individual patient menus
  • Open cans, apportion contents, wash and prepare vegetables for cooking
  • Make and serve beverages and soda fountain items
  • Assemble salads, sandwiches and desserts
  • Wash dishes, utensils, pots, pans and equipment; may operate ware and utensil washing machines
  • Clean cafe tables/vending area and chairs, fill salt and pepper shakers, salad dressing and napkin containers
  • Empty garbage cans and perform special cleaning projects
  • Rearrange tables
  • Finalize (reheat or reconstitute) trays for delivery to patients; may deliver and collect food trays and between meal feedings for patients
  • May relieve or assist other employees in higher level food preparation tasks to meet emergency or on-the-job training situations
  • May operate kitchen equipment
  • May take cash payment for meals
  • May operate washers and driers and sort and fold laundry for food service operation
  • Perform related duties as required.

    This position provides the opportunity to promote positive public relations and to help create a congenial and relaxing environment by carrying out responsibilities in an efficient, friendly, helpful and sensitive manner.


    Possession of, or eligible to obtain a Washington State Food Worker Card within two weeks of employment.

  • Ability to read and correctly interpret patient meal ticket.
  • Ability to stand for 8 hours and to lift up to 40 lbs.
  • Demonstrate the ability to maintain safety and sanitation standards.
  • Actively contribute to continuous quality improvement process to improve quality of services provided to our customers and co-workers.
  • Demonstrate team skills; works cooperatively with peers.
  • Promote positive customer relations.
  • * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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