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Lutheran General Food Service Positions

Req #:  172832
Facility:  Lutheran General Hospital
Department:  Dietary/Food Service
City:  Park Ridge
Posting Budget Status:  Day/PM
Shift Type:  Registry
Posting FTE:  0

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital is the leading health care provider in Chicago’s North and Northwest suburbs offering a Level I Trauma Center, access to national clinical trials and advanced medical technologies. As a nationally recognized academic and research hospital, patients have access to the most advanced treatment in the areas of cardiology, cancer, neurosciences, orthopedics and women’s health. Lutheran General Hospital is a member of Advocate Health Care, Illinois’ largest health care system and one of the nation’s Top 10 Health Care systems.


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Food Service Positions currently available are:

  • Food Service Worker - Trayline
  • Food Service Worker - Cafeteria
  • Host/Hostess

Location: Lutheran General Hospital; Park Ridge, IL.

PRN/Registry (on-call) and Part Time positions available.

Day or PM shifts available



  • Trayline positions aids in patient tray preparation and services to all hospital patients to ensure excellent quality food trays to all our patients.
  • Cafeteria positions provide Cafeteria, Catering/Special Function Services to patients, visitors and employees. They input customer's purchases from the café into register. Calculates daily register information and processes forms based on the same. Performs cafeteria food service worker daily operations as necessary.
  • Host/Hostess provide a high quality dining experience to patients which meets their nutritional requirements and service expectations. The Host/Hostess acts as the liaison between patients and Food and Nutrition through daily patient visits and coordinating patient nutritional needs between nursing units and dietitians, as well as kitchen staff. The Host/Hostess assists patients with room service when appropriate and delivers meal trays to assigned patients.


Position Requirements:

  • High school or equivalent preferred, but not required.
  • Food Service experience preferred, but required. **Willing to Train!!**
  • 6 months to 1 year experience in hospitality industry or customer service experience preferable.
  • Ability to read, write speak and understand the English language to process menus and fill~out simple reports, as related to essential job activities
  • Math Skills: Simple mathematical equations including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Exposed to some extreme temperature changes, heat dish room, cold~cooler and freezers.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally with assistance and/or 10 to 15 pounds frequently.
  • Large amounts of bending, as related to essential job activities.

This requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 08/01/2014. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For lifts over 35 pounds, lifting equipment is expected to be used or lift with at least one other associate when available. Unique lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case by case basis.

The Food Service Worker on tray line is held accountable for accurately preparing patient meals in a safe and sanitary way. The Food Service Worker on tray line accomplishes this by doing the following:


  • Maintains safe and sanitary conditions.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Accurately performs patient room service and tray line positions.
  • Responds to tube system and accurately performs and delivers courtesy trays and portions food for patient courtesy trays according to menu specifications and established guidelines.
  • Correctly performs dish room procedures.
  • Correctly sanitizes pots and pans.
  • Breaks down equipment utilizing appropriate safety practices.


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