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Intermountain Healthcare Food Service Specialist (Full-time / Part-time) - LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah

Job Description:

Under general supervision, the Food Service Specialist performs a variety of food service duties.

Posting Specifics

  • Pay Rate: $15.50/hour + Depending on Experience

  • Benefits Eligible: Yes, for positions 20 hrs/wk or more. (Health, Vision, & Dental Insurance, 401(K), education assistance, + many more) No Benefits for positions 19 hrs/wk or less.

  • Shift Details: Variable Shifts on Days, Afternoons, Evenings and will include rotating weekends and assigned holidays.

  • Department: Culinary Services

  • Additional Details: Both Full-time and Part-time positions currently available at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT

Perks of Working for Intermountain Healthcare

  • Meal discounts

  • Discounted transit / commuter pass

  • 24/7 on-site, state-of-the art fitness centers at many facilities (about $5 per month) including group fitness classes at select facilities

  • Health and Wellness Programs including a Live Well Incentive Program

  • 401(k) 2% for all caregivers with additional matching up to 4%

  • Over 302,000 discount offers across 10,000 cities on everything from pizza, the zoo, movie tickets, car rentals, and hotels

  • Education Assistance (must be benefits eligible)

  • Tuition Loan Assistance for full-time caregivers (available for select positions), up to $3,000 per calendar year

  • Education and Career Development Opportunities

  • Employee Appreciation Events (including a yearly gift)

  • Many facilities have full-service cafés, gift shops, and ATMs onsite

  • CNA Scholarships and Tuition Assistance available for select certification (must be benefits eligible + employed by Intermountain Healthcare for 90 days) call 800-283-4550 (Option 2) or visit

  • Cell Phone Discounts (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile)

  • Discounted Lagoon Amusement Park Tickets

  • Free career counseling

  • Employee Assistance Program - support program for caregivers, spouses or domestic partners, and their families offering free confidential counseling; training; help with caregiver issues; leader support; and 24-hour crisis services.

Perks of Living in Salt Lake Valley

  • Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons (incredible hiking, biking, skiing, snowboarding, climbing, camping)

  • Corner Canyon, Ferguson Canyon, Emigration Canyon, City Creek Canyon

  • Great shopping – City Creek Mall, The Gateway, Holladay shopping area, Fashion Place Mall, Southtowne, Jordan Landings

  • Sporting Events – Utah Jazz, Salt Lake Bees, Utah Grizzlies, University of Utah

  • Many great Universities – University of Utah, Westminster University, Ensign College, Salt Lake Community College

  • Seven different ski resorts nearby

  • Many family friendly activities: Hogle Zoo, This is the Place Monument and Park, Clark Planetarium, Tracy Aviary, Wheeler Historic Farm, Aquarium, Lagoon Amusement Park (North Salt Lake), Cowabunga Bay Water Park, Boondocks Family Fun Center

  • Broadway at the Eccles, Hale Center Theatre, Capitol Theatre, Off Broadway Theatre, Kingsbury Hall, Pioneer Theater, Utah Children’s Theater, Ballet West, Salt Lake Acting Company, Repertory Dance Theatre, Abravanel Hall (Utah Symphony)

  • Downtown Farmers Markets and Art Festival, Cultural celebrations

  • Memory Grove Park, SLC Public Library, Temple Square, Cathedral of the Madeleine

  • Great restaurants, bars, and entertainment in downtown Salt Lake

  • Red Butte Gardens

  • International Peace Gardens at Jordan Park, and Jordan River Parkway

  • Millcreek Canyon (dogs allowed, children’s summer camps)

  • Saltair (concerts) and Great Salt Lake, Bonneville Salt Flats

  • Skydive Utah (Tooele area)

  • Utah Motorsports Campus (Tooele area)

Job Essentials

  1. Obtains food and/or supplies from storeroom.

  2. Delivers and presents trays to patients using patient identifier process.

  3. Stocks and cleans.

  4. Independently resolves customer service issues.

  5. Performs accurate cash/credit transactions according to corporate standards.

  6. Balances and reconciles drawer.

  7. Knows menu, portion, and price prior to meal service to provide appropriate service to customers, including answering questions and serving food.

  8. Sets up and services catered functions according to requested level and scope of service.

  9. Performs food preparation functions (following standard recipe, assembling ingredients), for example, prepares salads, sandwiches, vegetables, and fruit.

  10. Understands modified diets and prepares modified recipes using appropriate techniques.

  11. Maintains an organized and sanitary working environment.

  12. Maintains proper quantities of production with appropriate rotation of product.

  13. Performs housekeeping functions including cleaning and sanitizing surfaces, floor care, and equipment (oven, fryer, hoods).

  14. Follows HACCP standards.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Food Handler's Permit (as required by the County).

  • Demonstrated excellent customer service skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to read, write, and communicate effectively.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Demonstrated ability to follow instructions.

  • Demonstrated ability to handle problems and difficult situations.

  • Demonstrated basic math skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • One year of food service or cashier experience.

  • Hospital food service experience.

Physical Requirements:

Interact with patients and co-workers requiring the employee to verbally communicate information, as well as understand spoken information.

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Operate food service equipment or computer requiring the ability to move fingers and hands.

  • and -

See and read labels, monitors, and documents.

  • and -

Carry, push/pull, and walk while transporting food, supplies, and service equipment.

  • and -

Climb, squat, kneel, and lift to clean equipment and reach and retrieve food and supplies.

  • and -

Remain standing for long periods of time to perform work.

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Tolerate extremes in temperature such as performing work at a grill or in a refrigerator, and tolerate exposure to cleaning chemicals.


LDS Hospital

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Salt Lake City

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Equal Opportunity Employer

Intermountain Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

The primary intent of this job description is to set a fair and equitable rate of pay for this classification. Only those key duties necessary for proper job evaluation and/or labor market analysis have been included. Other duties may be assigned by the supervisor.

All positions subject to close without notice. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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