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Food Service Aide

Req #:  120701
Facility:  Good Samaritan Hospital
Department:  Dietary/Food Service
City:  Downers Grove
Posting Budget Status:  PM
Shift Type:  Registry
Posting FTE:  0

Over its nearly 40-year history, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital has evolved into a recognized national leader in health care. Good Samaritan Hospital has been named to the 100 Top Hospitals list six times and is the only health care organization in the state to earn the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, achieving the honor in 2010. Good Samaritan Hospital features DuPage County’s only Level I trauma center, a certified Level III neonatal intensive care unit and received the American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence. A range of services are offered at the hospital, including cardiology, oncology, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, general surgery, gastroenterology, stroke care, obstetrics and gynecology, and low-dose diagnostic imaging. Good Samaritan Hospital is part of Advocate Health Care.

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  • Good Samaritan Hospital – Downers Grove
  • PM Shift – 3:30pm to 7:30pm or 4:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Registry         

To provide an exceptional food service experience for our customers which meets their nutritional requirements and service expectations. Performance Improvement is utilized to
develop, assess and evaluate performance monitors to improve key processes and
key result areas.

Participates in the department's Performance Improvement Plan to improve key processes and result areas.
Participates in area inservices, training, orientation sessions and meetings
Demonstrates customer focused behaviors in day to day interactions with all customer groups.
Performs the warewashing for the department meal service program in accordance with department policy and in compliance with Board of Health Regulations.
Prepares patient meals and nourishments that meet the prescribed diet order and customer expectations.
Practices safety and sanitation guidelines according to Hospital and Health Department regulations.



  • 16 yrs. of age
  • Good level communication skills
  • Speaks and writes English
  • Good math skills
  • This position spends 100% of the time on their feet
  • Ability to rotate positions throughout the area
  • Ability to rotate shifts between the hours of 6:30 AM ~ 8:30 PM
  • Ability to lift and push 25 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.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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