Columbus Community Hospital

Culinary Ambassador/Ware Washer/Cold Cook

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Posted On: Friday, 30th November 2018
Category: Support Services
Department: Dietary
Shift: Primarily 6:30am-2:00pm Culinary Ambassador, 8:00am-3:00pm Ware Washer, every third weekend and rotating holidays.
Job Type:
0.55 (22 hours per week)
Education: High School

Job Description:

The Culinary Ambassador’s (CA) primary role is as a liaison between the patient, the care team and the culinary department. The CA is responsible for providing excellent customer service to both internal and external customers. The CA meets with the nursing team and inpatients daily to obtain their meal selections and provides basic diet order education and guidance on appropriate food choices based on the patient’s therapeutic diet order. The CA enters meal orders, preferences and other information into the diet office software and communicates to the patient care team (nursing, mid-level providers, dietitians, physicians and the culinary team, etc.) as needed regarding patients and their meals. The CA delivers and retrieves meal trays and snacks/nourishments, and is responsible for stocking, rotating, organizing and cleaning all patient care area kitchenettes and pantries. The CA is responsible for cleaning in the kitchen and cafeteria as assigned. The CA will provide cross-coverage for the dishwasher, cold cook and pm ware washer as needed and will be trained to do so. The CA participates in continuous quality improvement (CQI) initiatives and completes other duties as assigned.

The Ware Washer is responsible for the washing of all cafeteria, patient tray, and kitchen dishes. They will also assist the cooks with patient order preparation including tray assembly, stocking of snacks on nursing units, and serving visitors in the cafeteria. They will deliver patient trays in a professional and customer friendly manner.  They will maintain a clean and safe environment following the safety guidelines set by Columbus Community Hospital (CCH), State and Federal regulations.                Actively participates in the call center.


Preferred Skills:

  • High school diploma or equivalent desirable
  • Knowledge of food preparation
  • Safety and sanitation standards
  • Food handling skills
  • Excellent Customer Service Skills
  • Phone Etiquette skills
  • Serv Safe Food Manager certification required within 4 months of start date or within 3 attempts to pass the exam, whichever comes first.
  • PW Temp Compliance
  • Preferred knowledge of therapeutic diets
  • Previous institutional cooking or food service desirable