The Catering Department at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital are pleased to offer 1 x part-time, 20 hour per week post for a Senior Catering Assistant.
The post holder will be required predominantly to work in our Patient Services and serve at ward level and work in our catering department although may be asked to be part of the Commercial services team in the Catering Department at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, to provide and maintain an efficient Patients catering services.
This will include working at ward level, serving and to clear & clean; working in the main kitchen area assisting with food and delivering to wards.
If this sounds of interest to you we would welcome your application.
Main duties of the job
General cleaning duties of all areas in accordance with the departments cleaning schedules using the appropriate cleaning materials/chemicals/equipment for the job, and using personal protective equipment PPE as appropriate and required for the job.
Responsible for complying with good hygiene and health & safety practices within the department in accordance with standing operating procedures and current Food Safety and Health & Safety Legislation.
Ensure high standards of personal hygiene are maintained in accordance with the Trust Food Safety Policy Code of Practice 4 in Personal Hygiene and current legal requirements.
To ensure the correct storage and stock rotation takes place within all Patient and Commercial services in line with HACCP principles.
To complete appropriate HACCP food safety documentation including taking and recording food temperatures for the departments HACCP Food Safety Management System and take corrective action where necessary. E.g. recording food temperatures at ward level.
To serve patient meals [either via Trayed meals or bulk heated Burlodge trolleys] accurately as per patient’s choice, liaising when required with ward staff to ensure patients receive the correct meal requested and provide assistance and advice to any new patients.
To provide excellent face to face customer service at all times whilst on the wards and within our commercial outlets.
Working for our organisation
Our Catering department at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital caters for not only patients but two thriving retail outlets, one being the Mytton Oak Restaurant which can be used by staff, patients and the general public and also our exclusive Caffe Bistro. Both retail outlets serve a variety of hot and cold beverages and also hot and cold meals, there are also numerous vending machines around the hospital that offer both hot & cold drinks and also snacks.
There is also a 24 hour hot and cold food vendor for use when out of hours.
We also have our catering department at The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford and this also has an onsite restaurant and caffe bistro.
Our patient catering service is a cook/chill system, and we have a variety of menu options on each menu service, we use an external supplier for our cook chill food.
From 1st April 2022, it may be a condition of employment for all frontline NHS staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (the Government are currently reviewing this). If the regulations are still in force on 1st April 2022, you will be required to receive all doses of an approved vaccine (unless you have a valid exemption).
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.
Education and Qualifications
Level 2 award in food safety or equivalent
Evidence of a commitment to continuous development
Level 3 in Food Safety
Evidence of experience of working and contributing in a team
Evidence of ability to work under pressure
Relevant experience of working in a catering environment
Skills and Knowledge
Evidence of good literacy skills and the ability to understand instructions, guidance, policies and procedures
Evidence of delivering a high level of customer service
Knowledge of food safety systems, HACCP, COSHH and dealing with Allergens
Proven ability to communicate with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders including; patients, staff-members, visitors, suppliers & environmental health