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DIshwasher/Tray Runner in Indianapolis, IN at Eskenazi Health

Date Posted: 5/8/2019

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Organization: HHC

Eskenazi Health is an organization that celebrates diversity, and seeks to employ a diverse workforce. We actively encourage all individuals to apply for employment and to seek advancement opportunities. Eskenazi Health also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities as required by law. For additional questions please contact us at: 317-880-3344.


The Steward I position is primarily responsible for daily cleansing and sanitizing of assigned kitchen and dish room area(s). This includes floor and trash maintenance, stocking assigned areas with clean dish ware, washing and organizing dishes and kitchen equipment, receiving stock items and rotating them per safe food handling guidelines, and safely utilizing chemical cleansing agents for various pieces of service equipment. Provides outstanding customer service in a variety of retail, restaurant, and healthcare settings within the hospital system.


  • Maintains the overall cleanliness and organization of the dish area by washing, sanitizing, organizing, and putting away dishes and kitchen equipment;
  • Stocks all assigned areas with service equipment (kitchenware, utensils, dishes and glassware);
  • Maintains sanitation and cleanliness of the walk in cooler, freezer, dry stock and storage rooms, walls, floors, racks and bins;
  • Empties trash throughout assigned work area as needed;
  • Identifies and safely uses chemical cleaning agents stocked for various pieces of service equipment, table tops, floors, and dish machine;
  • Upholds a professional attitude and embodies excellent customer service when interacting with guests, visitors, patients, and other employees;
  • Assists with stocking food and/or delivery items in accordance with first-in first-out (FIFO) rotation system;
  • Retrieves dish ware and service items from patient soiled utility rooms or from conference areas at the conclusion of special/catered events;
  • Delivers patient meal trays following established regulatory standards in regards to hand-washing and two-patient identification;
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned


  • Relieves other food service personnel as necessary for smooth operation of the department
  • Attends in-services and completes e-Learning lessons as assigned
  • Performs all other job-related duties as assigned



  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • In lieu of GED, must have a minimum 2 years related experience and demonstrate the skills listed under Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities.


  • Ability to read, write and understand English
  • Basic math and computer skills are necessary; must be capable of using a computer, including basic software programs and Microsoft Outlook.
  • Ability to withstand sudden temperature changes from heat of kitchen to cold of the freezers
  • Ability to identify chemicals and proper use of equipment
  • Ability to follow infection control policies and procedures
  • Ability to follow all Food and Nutrition Services policies and procedures (ISDH, JCAHO)
  • Knowledge of safe food handling practices
  • Ability to use age appropriate communication skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a professional, courteous manner with food service staff and other hospital staff


  • Maintains patient and family confidentiality
  • Maintains protected health information in accordance with HIPAA privacy guidelines and regulations


  • Incumbent may work under close supervision following established routines or assigned work with limited employee latitude


  • Internal:  Food and Nutrition Services staff; medical and nursing staff; patients and hospital visitors;
  • External: representatives of regulatory agencies, vendors, and customers


  • Extended periods of standing and walking throughout the hospital campus while performing essential job duties
  • Physical effort required of pushing and pulling equipment
  • Frequent heavy lifting in excess of 25 pounds
  • Frequent use of chemical cleaning agents
  • Potential exposure to extreme hot and cold temperatures


  • Hospital production kitchen and dish room areas
  • Patient care areas, clinics, nursing offices
  • May be required to attend meetings or perform work remote from clinic or hospital campus
  • Some duties performed in hospital dock area with temperature extremes
  • Potential for injury from falling/packing and or broken objects

Accredited by The Joint Commission and named one of the nation’s 150 best places to work by Becker’s Hospital Review for three consecutive years and Forbes list of best places to work for women, and Forbes list of America’s best midsize employers’ Eskenazi Health’s programs have received national recognition while also offering new health care opportunities to the local community. As the sponsoring hospital for Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, the city’s primary EMS provider, Eskenazi Health is also home to the first adult Level I trauma center in Indiana, the only verified adult burn center in Indiana, the first community mental health center in Indiana and the Eskenazi Health Center Primary Care – Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, just to name a few.


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