Food Service Associate I

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Location: Winchester, MA
Job ID: 157143-1A
Date Posted: Dec 4, 2019
Category: Service and Trades

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Job Description

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Winchester Hospital is a leading community hospital north of Boston. The hospital offers a full range of medical services including maternity care and a Level IIB Special Care Nursery.  Since 1912, Winchester Hospital has been a trusted pillar of the community and is recognized for outstanding quality and high satisfaction scores. In 2003, we became the first community hospital in Massachusetts to achieve Magnet status -  the industry’s gold standard for nursing excellence.  We were re-accredited for the 4th time in 2018. Our mission To Care. To Heal. To Excel. In Service to Our Community is achieved through streamlined, coordinated and comprehensive high-quality, compassionate care close to home.


About the Job

As part of the Guest Services/Food Services team, under direct supervision this position:

  • Prepares and assembles for customers at assigned food station. 
  • Assembles attractive daily menu items, accommodating diet restrictions, allergies, and ethnic preferences as noted by the dietary order.
    • Assembles menu items from recipes and standards
    • Accommodates customer requests within nutrition guidelines.
    • Anticipates the needs of the customers and operations
  • Follows specified dating procedure for menu items and discards food items after three days or as labeled.  Labels and dates opened foods.
  • Maintains retail food and beverage stations according to department standards.
  • Maintains a clean work area and fulfills daily cleaning assignments to ensure compliance with high sanitation standards. Handles removal of all trash for Cafe, kitchen or other areas. 
  • May serve food in cafeteria
  • Delivers trays to patient rooms/areas as needed.
  • Cleans and sanitizes dishware, pots and pans.
  • Completes and documents daily HACCP checks, ensuring food preparation and storage comply with food safety standards. Maintains temperature control logs.
  • May prepare food from basic recipes
  • May assist in the assembly of Meals on Wheels


Other Skills/Knowledge:


  • For safety and quality reasons, must be able to read, write and communicate effectively in English with patients, visitors and fellow members of the hospital team.
  • Basic math skills
  • Capability of managing multiple job functions.


  • Knowledge of Food safety (HACCP) standards. 

About Us

The Lahey Model of Care—right care, right time, right place—is exactly what patients, providers and payers need and deserve. Identifying and delivering on this convergence of interests has positioned Lahey Health for further growth. Our model ensures care is highly coordinated and locally delivered, with lower costs and exceptional quality.

Lahey Health is a robust, regional system including a teaching hospital, community hospitals, primary care providers, specialists, behavioral and home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, and senior care resources throughout northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. The system has a global presence with programs in Canada, Jordan and Bermuda.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.