Food Service Assistant

Job Details

  • Date Posted: November 7, 2023
  • Location: Fergus Falls, Minnesota
  • Company: Lake Region Healthcare

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  • Fergus Falls, Minnesota

Lake Region Healthcare

In the Nutrition Services Department we strive to live out our values every day in a fun, fast-paced (and often music-filled!) environment. We know that nutritious tasty meals, excellent service and nutrition education contribute to the healing and well-being of our patients and customers.

As a Food Service Assistant your typical day may include delivering room service meals to patients, washing and sanitizing dishes, serving co-workers and visitors in the cafeteria, brewing Caribou coffee, or delivering meals to catered meetings on site. You will learn about diet orders and make sure patients’ meals match their dietary requirements. You will contribute to a food-safe environment by helping with proper food storage, monitoring food temperatures, restocking supplies, and cleaning and sanitizing the kitchen.

We provide you with several days of on-the-job training, ServSafe food sanitation and food allergens courses, and plenty of ongoing support as you learn the details of your new job. Interested employees may cross-train in other areas of the department when opportunities arise.


Demonstrate excellent food safety and sanitation practices

Excellent reading, verbal and written communication skills

Follow oral and written instructions accurately

Basic mathematical and computer skills (use keyboard, navigate to websites, login to software, manage/protect username and password)

Good problem-solving and critical thinking skills

Interact with patients and coworkers in a caring, professional, respectful manner

Demonstrate LRH’s values of Excellence, Person-Centered, Collaboration, Stewardship, Integrity, Respect and Innovation

Keep patient information private

Work full shifts as scheduled, including every other Saturday and Sunday.

Excellent attendance

High school diploma or equivalent

Meet physical demands of job:

walk at a moderate to quick pace (majority of shift)

lift and carry up to 35 pounds (1 – 3 hours)

push/pull up to 35 pounds (1 – 3 hours)

bend/twist/crouch/kneel (1 – 3 hours)

reach above shoulders (1 – 3 hours)

climb stairs (less than 1 hour)

repetitively grasp with hands (majority of shift)

repetitively squeeze hands (less than 1 hour)


ServSafe training