Dignity Health Food Service Associate in BAKERSFIELD, California


Bakersfield Memorial Hospital is a 426 bed acute care medical center offering a full range of services including the Sarvanand Heart and Brain Center, Grossman Burn Center at Memorial Hospital, expanded maternity and family care, the Lauren Small Children’s Center, orthopedic services, wound care center, 24-hour emergency care and general/outpatient surgery. Memorial Hospital is a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital and is home to the Bakersfield Ronald McDonald House. Memorial Hospital is a member of Dignity Health and is a trusted community partner, serving residents of Bakersfield and Kern County with quality, compassionate care since 1956. Learn more by visiting.


Position Summary:

The Food Service Associate, under the direction of the Dietary Supervisor and/or Executive Chef, performs duties in some or all of the areas of service in order to provide food services to patient and non-patient populations throughout the hospital and to all customers.

Duties may include, but are not limited to, working the cash register, serving meals on the line in cafe or patient tray lines, stocking refrigerators, stocking all areas of the cafe, cold prep, washing pots and pans, washing dishes, mopping, delivering trays to patients, delivering to or picking up catering events and general cleaning in the Food & Nutrition Department.


Minimum Required:

  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent technical training.

Special Skills:

  • Ability to read, write and speak English proficiently.

  • Must be able to compute simple arithmetic: adding, subtracting, dividing and multiplying.

  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos in the English language.

Preferred/Desired Requirements:

  • Experience in fast-paced food service industry, including cashiering, restaurant, fast food or industrial food service or equivalent technical education preferred

  • Attended or completed a culinary program at a college or technical school preferred

  • ServeSafe Certification desirable but not mandatory

This position is represented by SEIU United Healthcare Worker

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Job ID 2018-68677

Employment Type Part Time

Department Nutrition Services

Hours / Pay Period 40

Facility Bakersfield Memorial Hospital

Shift Evening


State/Province CA

Standard Hours 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Work Schedule 8 Hour