Dignity Health Food Service Associate in BAKERSFIELD, California


Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Hospitals have a history of caring for our community that goes back more than 100 years. We provide a broad range of medical and surgical services including minimally invasive and outpatient options. Our family of services includes the area's only inpatient oncology unit, the Orthopedic, Spine, and Hand Center, Family Birth Center, the Lactation Support Center and retail store, and many others. Mercy Hospital Downtown is a 194-bed facility located in downtown Bakersfield. Mercy Hospital Southwest is a 78-bed facility and the only hospital located in the rapidly growing area west of Highway 99. Mercy Hospital is a member of Dignity Health and is a trusted community partner, serving residents of Bakersfield and Kern County with quality, compassionate care since 1910. Learn more at.


Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Food Service Supervisor, provides assistance in all dietary functions as instructed in accordance with established Dietary policies and procedures. May be selected by seniority, on a voluntary basis, as a lead person over cafe and or kitchen. Responsible for sick calls, shift coverage, and assigning duty changes in the event that it becomes necessary to re-assign shift positions. Equipment trouble-shooting and staff accountability. Reports directly to Chief Clinical Dietitian, Supervisors, and Director.


Minimum Requirements:

  • HSD/GED OR 2 years equivalent work experience.

Special Skills:

  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos in English language.

  • Ability to effectively present information to co-workers, patients, and customers. Ability to do simple arithmetic.

  • Must be able to read, write and speak English.


  • 2 years experience in institutional food service or Healthcare food service

This position is represented by SEIU United Healthcare Workers.

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Job ID 2018-58197

Employment Type Full Time

Department Nutrition Services

Hours / Pay Period 80

Facility Mercy Hospital- Bakersfield

Shift Day


State/Province CA

Standard Hours Varied 5:00 AM - 1:30 PM