Sutter Health Food Service Aide (per diem) in San Francisco, California


California Pacific Medical Center

At San Francisco’s California Pacific Medical Center we deliver personal, hands-on care to every single patient, every single day. As one of California’s largest private, community-based, not-for-profit, teaching medical centers, we research the most up-to-date treatments, hire the most qualified individuals, and practice the most modern, innovative medicine available. We deliver the highest quality expert care, with kindness and compassion, in acute, post-acute and outpatient services, as well as preventive and complementary medicine. We also provide disease counseling, family support and wellness treatments. Throughout the entire organization, every member of the CPMC team is committed to giving our patients the individual, hands-on attention they deserve. Every hand plays a part, and every hand has the power to change a life.


Performs a wide variety of physical & manual tasks related to the preparation and serving of food as well as clean up of any and all tools and work areas. Performs all food service-related tasks demonstrating a service orientation to fellow employees, clients, staff and customers.


  • Demonstrates knowledge of/ ability to:

  • Follow the procedure for picking up menus and assisting patients with menu choices

  • Accurately assemble patient trays per patient menu

  • Prescribed diets & what is allowed on each diet including allergies, supplements, substitutions and textures

  • Deliver patient trays within time frame specified by department policy.

  • Attractively assemble patient trays with clean, dry, non-chipped dishes & utensils

  • Clean & restock assigned tray line station, discarding outdated items

  • Set up, clean & restock cafeteria, discarding outdated items

  • Proper serving method for Kosher meals

  • What "NPO" means.

  • Properly balance cash drawer before beginning to ring sales

  • Accurately ring sales, including discounts, with minimal variance (+/- $5.00) from Net Sales Amount taken from register reading

  • Follow CPMC policy on discounts, pricing and coupons and rings sales accordingly

  • Accurately complete daily cashier's report.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of/ ability to perform basic operation of all food dispensing equipment, including coffee maker, espresso machine, juice dispensers etc.

  • Notifies supervisors of any shortages in product in a timely manner.

  • Demonstrates an understanding of patients' needs and responds with a service-oriented attitude.Utilizes strong customer service skills by: Greeting patients by name, introducing self by name, title & department, smiling, developing rapport with patients.

  • Checks in with nursing coordinator.

  • Maintains clean and organized service and seating areas in cafeteria.Demonstrates knowledge of proper methods to present plates correctly and to garnish steam tables in cafeteria.

  • Attends customer service training.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required

  • Some experience in a large volume food production kitchen required

  • Strong customer service skills required

  • Requires basic math skills, the ability to read and speak English

Primary Location: California, San Francisco, San Francisco

Organization: California Pacific Medical Center

Employee Status: Regular

Employee Referral Bonus: No

Benefits: No

Position Status: Non-Exempt

Union: Yes

Job Shift: Day

Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift

Days of the Week Scheduled: Varied Days

Weekend Requirements: Every Weekend

Schedule: Per Diem

Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: Per Diem

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.