Service Assistant I- 4pm-7:30pm, nights and weekends.

Job Requisition #: JR69572

End Date: 10/31/2023

Location: Elkton, Maryland

Position Type: Food & Nutrition

Shift: Evening Shift, No Rotation

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To fulfill sanitation needs of the department including ware washing, pot sink and utility functions.


Demonstrates ability to assemble patient meals with a high degree of accuracy and speed in accordance with the menu, utilizing appropriate serving utensils and portion control. Items are placed in the correct position on the meal tray.

Understands and demonstrates the ability to assemble trays for modified diets. Able to differentiate between regular, modified food, and liquids.

Demonstrates knowledge of operation and care of basic food service equipment including dish machine, pot sink, and sanitation stations.

Efficiently operates dish machine and all necessary ware washing equipment. Demonstrates ability to read dish machine temperatures. Records temperatures according to procedures.

Operates pot washing area by using proper cleaning and sanitizing solutions. Adheres to pot procedures and appropriately stores pots and utensils. Appropriately tests pH of pot sink sanitizer.

Demonstrates appropriate sanitation practices; uses chemicals according to intended use and portion amounts, follows proper pot washing and mopping procedures, maintains clean work area, removes trash in a timely manner, uses can liners, disposes of cardboard boxes to appropriate disposal area.

Demonstrates ability to comply with CC safety requirements, State Board of Health requirements, and regulatory agency requirements.

Demonstrates appropriate infection prevention procedures; maintains proper food holding, serving and storage temperatures, prevents cross contamination, dates and labels food products, rotates stock, wears gloves and protective clothing as required.

Demonstrates understanding and executes CC Core Values (Excellence and Love) and Behaviors in each task. Interacts with patients, families, co-workers, management, physicians, and other department staff in a compassionate manner, demonstrating empathy, sensitivity, patience, and mutual respect.

Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices. Reports to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.

Performs other related duties as directed.


Frequent contact with other FNS staff. Occasional contact with CC staff, patients, and guests.




Supervisor X, Supervisor VII, Cook II, Service Assistant V, and Diet Clerk


High school graduate or equivalent preferred, or enrolled in high school


Knowledge of departmental policies and procedures.

Able to read, write and follow instructions

Able to lift and walk with weights up to 30 pounds




 Must pass physical examination:  drug-free; able to hear, able to see, able to speak, able to ambulate. Ability to stand, walk, bend, lift, push, pull, carry, reach, twist, handle, stoop, and climb as per Physical Demands Checklist.


Subject to exposure to infectious diseases through soiled trays returned to the dishroom with infectious material present (i.e., needles, bandages, etc.). 

Exposure to dangerous pieces of equipment. Subject to extreme temperature changes, hot wells, and refrigerator and freezer temperatures. Exposure to chemicals and cleaning supplies.

EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

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At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

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We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.


ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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