Temporary Food Service Specialist

Recruitment #220510-Z20A-32

Introduction

Food Service Specialist (Temporary)
OK Department of Veterans Affairs
Location:
Claremore, OK

Schedule: up to 24 hours per week (not to exceed 999 hours worked in a 12-month period)
Pay Rate: $12.16 per hour
This is a temporary, non-benefited position that will work no more than 24 hours per week.

The Claremore Veterans Center is approximately 30 minutes from downtown Tulsa just off historic Route 66 nestled between a beautifully manicured golf course and Rogers State University’s 160-acre nature reserve.

Completed in 1988, this modern 302-bed facility is dedicated to the ideal that caring for Oklahoma’s veterans is our primary mission. The Center provides 24-hour medical and nursing care. Our 5 fully licensed medical staff work closely with a full range of nursing staff consisting of registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nurse aides. A holistic plan of care is provided for each resident and family, utilizing the expertise of our full time staff from such diverse areas as dietetics, rehabilitation, recreational therapy, laboratory, pharmacy, X-ray and social work services.

Due to the demand for specialized care of Oklahoma veterans with dementia, a new 52-bed special needs unit for Alzheimer’s/dementia care opened in December 2002.

Center activities include bingo, rodeos, arts and crafts, pool tournaments, field trips and fishing in our well-stocked pond. A 2,000-square foot covered pavilion is available for resident and family activities.

The Claremore Veterans Center is a functioning memorial to Oklahoma’s wartime veterans provided by the grateful people of the state of Oklahoma.

BASIC PURPOSE
Positions in this job family are involved in handling, preparing, cooking and serving food for regular, modified and special diets at a state hospital, school, facility or institution.  This includes maintaining clean and sanitary work, preparation and serving areas.
 
TYPICAL FUNCTIONS
• Prepares foods, salads, and desserts; cooks or bakes a variety of items.
• Supplies unit with meat, fish or fowl as ordered; cuts and prepares meat, poultry or fish.
• Cleans and prepares foods using tools such as knives, slicers and peelers and equipment such as ovens and steamers; follows written diet orders.
• Operates dishwasher; gathers, cleans, stacks and hand washes or scours pots, pans, dishes, silverware and other cooking and baking utensils.
• Removes refuse from kitchen area; sweeps mops and scrubs kitchen, dining and storage areas.
• Labels, loads and delivers food carts or trays; picks up trays after use.
• Defrosts and cleans refrigerators, walk-in coolers and related equipment.

LEVEL DESCRIPTOR
This is the basic level of this job family where employees are assigned simple and routine duties of handling, preparing and serving food.  In this role they will perform tasks such as preparing toast, tea, and coffee, and maintaining the cleanliness of the food service area.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND COMPETENCIES
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of basic food preparation techniques; of food service operations; of proper sanitation practices; and of basic mathematics.  Ability is required to carry out routine tasks to completion; to follow oral and written instructions; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:  None required.

Special Requirements
Position requires Food Handler Permit

NOTES

Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.