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Job Details

Utility Food Worker

Date Posted: 07/14/2024

Requisition Number: 2767

Location: CHA Everett Hospital 

Work Days: Various Shifts, Weekends, & Holiday's  

Category: Service and Trade  

Department: Food Service EH  

Job Type: Per Diem On Call  

Work Shift: Various Shifts 

Hours/Week: 0.00 

Union: Yes 

Union Name: SEIU 1199


At CHA, our food service department plays an important role in the satisfaction of our patients and colleagues. Food service team members enhance the patient stay by delivering three quality meals a day to the patient’s bedside. Our Expressly for You program assigns each patient a dedicated Food Service Host/Hostess to take care of all of their dining needs. Meal orders are taken bedside and entered electronically via a tablet computer. This system interfaces with the hospital medical system, allowing for our hosts/hostesses to understand each patient’s unique dietary needs. In addition, the food service department operates a recently renovated cafeteria that caters to staff members and the general public including a salad bar with fresh and local ingredients, hot soups made fresh daily, a deli station, and an entrée station featuring favorite dishes. There is also a mix of snack and beverages, along with full daily breakfast offerings.   

Under the general supervision of dietitian accurately provides patients with appropriate trays at mealtimes and as requested.

• Accurately setup, deliver and retrieve trays for patients at mealtimes and as requested.
• Empty patients’ trays in dish room.
• Stock kitchenettes, rotate food supplies and check codes of supplies.
• Record calls for late trays in telephone logs.
• Performs duties of dishwasher as needed (see dishwasher position description).
• Understands and practices hospital/departmental safety guidelines and procedures including general safety, office safety, fire safety, proper body mechanics and proper patient/material handling


Equivalent to two years of High School. Must be able to read and write English and follow directions / 2 weeks on the job training with dietitian, “buddy diet aide”, diet supervisor and food service director. More training will be provided (time allowing) as needed. Requires up to one month to become more proficient at job.
Work Experience: Desirable but not required.

In keeping with federal, state and local laws, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) policy forbids employees and associates to discriminate against anyone based on race, religion, color, gender, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to establishing and maintaining a workplace free of discrimination. We are fully committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not tolerate unlawful discrimination in the recruitment, hiring, termination, promotion, salary treatment or any other condition of employment or career development. Furthermore, we will not tolerate the use of discriminatory slurs, or other remarks, jokes or conduct, that in the judgment of CHA, encourage or permit an offensive or hostile work environment.

Cambridge Health Alliance brings Care to the People - including your neighbors, friends and family. Our local hospitals and care centers serve our vibrant, diverse communities, and play an integral role in improving health. As passionate advocates for the underserved, we actively partner with our communities to take on challenging public health issues, and conduct important research to help reduce barriers to care. We believe that everyone deserves access to high quality, convenient health care. This is why our employees believe in where they work and why many build long, rewarding careers at CHA.

Healthcare is changing rapidly. CHA has a strategic plan that charts a proactive course for our future. It is built on a vision of equity and excellence for everyone, every time. It also recognizes that our workforce is our most valuable asset and prioritizes competitive salaries, benefits and professional development opportunities for employees. The strategic plan is changing the way we provide care and improving the health and experience of our patients; we are looking for smart, committed, compassionate people who want to be part of making our vision of better health and equity a reality.

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