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Food Service Worker

Req #:  180761
Facility:  Good Shepherd Hospital
Department:  Dietary/Food Service
City:  Barrington
Posting Budget Status:  Day/PM
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1

For more than 35 years, Good Shepherd Hospital has served the community by providing quality, compassionate health care services to families throughout the northwest suburbs. Today, more than 700 physicians representing over 50 medical specialties have chosen to affiliate with Good Shepherd Hospital. Highly-skilled physicians and clinical professionals provide a comprehensive range of services including nationally acclaimed cardiovascular care, advanced surgical capabilities, emergency services backed by the resources of a level II trauma center and a state-of-the-art Birth Center. A nationally-recognized cancer program, a health & fitness center as well as an extensive range of outpatient services round out our health care program.

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital

Barrington, IL

Food Service Worker

Full Time- Day/PM shift, rotates weekends and holidays

To provide a high quality service to our customers. To assist in the delivery of patient care by conducting various support responsibilities to include prepping nourishments, pulling floorstock and cleaning tasks, such as dishwashing, pot washing, general sanitation, cleaning kitchen equipment. Follows Board of Health regulations and incorporates Continuous quality Improvement throughout interactions with all customers.


  • Cleaning tasks such as dishwashing, pot washing and general sanitation and cleaning kitchen equitpment is performed in accordance with the department policies and in compliance with Board of Health Regulations.
  • Sanitation procedures are performed according to department policies in compliance with Board of Health Regulations.
  • Participates in QA/CQI documentation process. Takes temperatures to ensure proper food are achieved.
  • Assist in the delivery of patieint care by conducting various support responsibilities and retrieving patient trays.
  • Participation in areas huddles, inservices, training, orientation, and meetings.
  • Ensures that areas are ready for meal service. Proper serving untensils are used. Keeping the steam table area clean and neat for patient service.


Position Requirements:

  • Basic team building skills.
  • Detail and results orientated.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Speaks, reads, and writes English to be able to follow instructions/diet orders.
  • Able to maneuver large and heavy equipment up to 50 pounds.
  • Access to access high and low areas.
  • Able to transport objects from one area to another
  • Able to work a variety of shifts.
  • Able to meet time constraints in a fast paced environment.
  • Able to read patient menus, names, logs, and chemical labels.
  • Able to document.
  • Able to communicate with various internal/external customers.
  • Able to perform heavy cleaning.
  • May be exposed to hazardous materials.
  • Able to access work area.
  • Able to move 50 pounds.
  • If position has direct patient care or direct patient contact the following lifting requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 06/01/2015. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case~by~case basis.

About Advocate Health Care


Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.