Food Service Associate - Sanitation Tech - PRN

Requisition ID
Employment Type
Per Diem
Nutrition Services
Standard Hours
Facility / Process Level : Name
MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center


MercyOne Central Iowa operates four not-for-profit, Catholic medical centers in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Newton and Centerville and two specialty hospitals – MercyOne Children’s Hospital in Des Moines and MercyOne Rehabilitation Hospital in Clive (965 beds total)  –  along with more than 20 additional facilities that house more than 50 primary care, pediatric, internal medicine and specialty clinics. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893, MercyOne Central Iowa has the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines and is also one of the largest employers in the state, with more than 7,000 employees and a medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians and allied health associates. MercyOne Central Iowa is a member of MercyOne, which was founded in 1998 through a collaboration between CommonSpirit Health and Trinity Health – two of the country’s foremost, not-for-profit Catholic health organizations. MercyOne has more than 20,000 colleagues in Iowa and surrounding states.



Cleans and services the Clinical Nutrition Services department. Maintains sanitation of the department following regulatory agencies requirements. Washes and sanitizes dishes and production equipment. Collects and removes waste for the department.



  • Washes, sanitizes and stores pots, pans, bowls, trays, cooking utensils and tools used in preparation and service of food.
  • Cleans all areas of the Dietary department including but not limited to; floors, walls, ceilings, counters, cupboards, production, windows, doors, doorframes, fire suppression systems, carts, racks, serving and dining areas, tables, storerooms, chairs, shelving, equipment, ovens, refrigerated and freezer units, food storage areas and pot and pan area.
  • Assists in moving and cleaning food carts from storage units, food storage areas and pot and pan area.
  • Collects waste in all areas of department, transports and empties into waste compactor.
  • Cleans departmental fryers. Discarding of used oil appropriately.
  • Wipes up spills as immediately and as necessary.
  • Keeps hallways clean and clear of clutter.
  • Maintains janitorial supplies and closets and equipment organized and clean. Replenishes paper towels, soap, etc. throughout the department.
  • Routinely deep cleans cooking equipment, hoods and rotating fans when not in use.
  • Transports trays, molds, pots and pans to and from work areas.
  • Go to patient floors to collect and bring down dirty patient tray to wash.
  • Assists in other duties as requested.



  • High school diploma or GED preferred.


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