This position is located within the Nutrition and Food Service at Roseburg VA Health Care Center.
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This position requires a broad knowledge of food services operations and food delivery systems including food preparation, tray assembly, nourishment/snack assembly, dry and refrigerated storage, inventory control, and dishware washing and sanitation. Work involving food preparation is done under guidance of a cook or supervisor who provides instruction. When the question refers to a specific patient, the registered dietitian is consulted.
Duties include but are not limited to:
Sets up hot cart with entre, side dishes, soups, modified consistency items, with the correct serving utensils.
Places correct food items on Veteran's trays by reading the menu and diet tray card, within allotted time. The work requires understanding basic diets to spot obvious errors.
Prepares delayed / late trays from information on diet cards to insure that all patients have been fed. Answers phone, correctly taking messages for diet changes.
Portions salads for serving. Prepares correct amount of coffee. Prepares ready to eat items such as sandwiches, spreads and salad dressings.
Provides assistance to cooks in food preparation area by weighing, measuring and assembling ingredients according to standardized recipes.
Breaks down serving line, properly storing all items in correct storage areas.
Cleans tray carts to maintain sanitary conditions.
Responsible for turning on tray line equipment to the correct settings.
Maintains proper procedure for sorting and stacking clean dishes in correct order for sanitary conditions and convenience.
Maintains proper procedures for scraping, racking, and sorting dishes to prepare dish machine with detergents and rinse additives while observing temperature controls and pressure gauges.
Orients new lower or equal grade employees in the job duties assigned.
When delivering trays to bedside, report patient's comments / complaints to supervisor and / or dietitian.
Work Schedule: Tours are 40 hours a week -Variable, 6 a.m.- 6:30 p.m., 7 days a week
Position Description Title/PD#: /30318-A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
You may be required to serve a probationary period
Subject to a background/security investigation
Pre-employment physical required
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/10/2018.
EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C.
SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements:
Dexterity and Safety
Interpret Instructions, Specifications (other than blueprint reading)
Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment
Without more than normal supervision
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.
As a WG-3, the incumbent will do work involving light to moderate physical effort which may include frequent lifting of objects weighing up to 20-40 pounds as well as occasional lifting or moving objects requiring heavy exertion, such as filled ward tray carts. Does all of the physical exertion of lower grade jobs, including cleaning kitchen equipment and the facility. Constantly stands or walks, and is frequently bending.
Working Conditions: Working conditions are often uncomfortable, warm or cold, have the potential for high humidity, and can be noisy. Workers are regularly exposed to hot liquids, sharp cutting blades, and hot working surfaces. There is danger of slipping on floors which are wet from daily mopping, or where food or beverage has been dropped and not wiped up. Some workers are exposed to extreme temperatures of the hot kitchen and walk-in refrigerators and freezers.
Department Of Veterans Affairs