Patient Catering Assistant (Healthcare)

Watford, England, gb
Company: Mitie
Category: Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Published on 2021-06-20 06:06:45

Job Description

Contract Type: Permanent, Full-Time
Hours:  37.5 hours per week
Shift Pattern:  Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday
Salary:  £9.30 per hour

Your new role as a Patient Catering Assistant will include the following duties:

  • Ensures the kitchen is maintained, i.e. stock rotation, recording fridge temperatures, defrosting fridge/freezers etc.
  • Prepares food such as vegetables for the cook or chef as required and ensures all food is stored safely and at the correct legal temperatures.
  • Loads meals onto trolleys in readiness for wards and other parts of the hospital
  • Ensures all meals are delivered to necessary wards in a timely manner and in compliance with Trust regulations.
  • Hygiene is a priority, ensuring that all tables and work surfaces are clear & clean, ensuring rubbish is regularly removed from areas and in the correct waste streams.
  • Maintains vigilance for pests & reports any non-conformance to the Manager
  • Undertakes cleaning duties including floors, wall surfaces and equipment adhering to COSHH guidelines.
  • Reports any safety deficiencies, incidents, near misses, ill health and environmental incidents to their manager.
  • Undertakes additional duties as required by their supervisor in line with capabilities.
  • What we can offer you: 

  • Core Benefits – Holiday Entitlement, Pension contributions and discount through MiDeals which can give you discounts and savings at over 850 high street retailers. 
  • Voluntary Benefits – Cycle to work, Extra Holidays, Share Incentive Plan, Save as you Earn Scheme as well as numerous other benefits. 
  • Recognition and Wellbeing initiatives such as Mitie Stars, long service awards and our Employee Assistance Programme. 
  • Qualifications

  • Food safety level 2 preferred, must be available to undertake mandatory training at short notice to comply with food safety
  • Prepared to work in a refrigerated environment.
  • Standing mostly with manual handling & some bending/stretching and heavy lifting required.
  • Good understanding of numeracy, understands principles of stock-take and stock control
  • Has a good level of both written and spoken English skills with an excellent attention to detail
  • Additional Information

    This job description Is intended to give the post holder an appreciation of the role envisaged for this position and the range of duties undertaken. Specific tasks and objectives will be agreed with the post holder throughout the period of employment. The job description may be varied from time to time by the Company to reflect changes in the post holder’s role and/or the needs of the business.

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