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This position serves as a Food Service Worker performing duties that requires knowledge of food service operations and food delivery systems including food preparation, food portioning, tray assembly, delivery and pick up, washing and sanitation, at the Martinsburg Department of Veteran under Nutrition and Food Service. Food Service Worker may perform duties in the main kitchen, domiciliary cafeteria and patient care areas. Duties for the position of Food Service Worker, WG-7408-02, include but are not limited to: Set up Cafeteria lines, steam-tables, dining room tables, and side service stands with hot and cold food items. Performs limited food preparation and replenishes food. Follow established practices and procedures, sorts, washes, peels, cuts, and/or assembles fruit and vegetables products in a manner to maximize edible yield. Brews coffee. Portions uniform servings of salads, gelatins, desserts, garnishes, fruits and beverages into serving dishes, cups, boxes, or onto plates. Lines up empty carts prior to beginning of tray line according to meal service order. Read prepared tray tickets; portions and serving meal items for assembling patient trays. Cleans and sanitizes delivery and retrieval carts. Performs routine cleaning of all preparations and serving equipment, and work area. Washes dishes, pots, and pans, either manually or by use of mechanical dishwashing equipment. Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Schedule may include evenings, holiday, and weekends; Schedule subject to change to meet the needs of the service Position Description Title/PD#: Food Service Worker/PD07572A Physical Requirements: Wage Grade 2 Food Service Workers perform work requiring light to moderate physical effort. They may be required to perform heavy work, such as scouring and scrubbing large size cooking utensils and pushing heavy carts and trucks in unloading, storing, and delivering supplies. They are subject to continuous standing and walking, and frequent stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling, and bending. They frequently lift or move objects weighing up to 20 pounds unassisted and occasionally lift or move objects weighing more than 40 pounds with the assistance of others.
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.