Snoqualmie Valley Hospital

Snoqualmie Ridge

Catering Associate

Who we are. Snoqualmie Valley Hospital is a small, 25 bed facility just off of I-90 and Hwy 18. We have a family-oriented staff and promote a fun, team-oriented work experience. Our hospital is an important part of the community, and we want our employees to feel the same way. Our culinary program embraces “The Power of Food” to heal our patients and keep our employees healthy and well-fed.

What’s in it for you?

Snoqualmie Valley Hospital offers many perks over traditional restaurant work, including: -Accrued paid time off for illness, bereavement or vacation time. -Medical, Dental, Vision and Life insurance coverage for full-time and part-time employees. -Benefit programs such as a retirement plan with employer match, FSA (Flexible Spending Arrangements), and EAP (Employee Assistance Program). -A fair, positive work environment which promotes trust, integrity, collaboration, quality and innovation. -Competitive pay. -Free parking. -No more late nights. -An ever-changing menu of items to prepare. -We’re only 25 minutes from downtown Seattle and it’s even quicker to get here from the Eastside.

OBJECTIVE SUMMARY: Responsible for patient food service on assigned units, e.g., menu selections, tray assembly, tray delivery and pick up, special requests and needs, in-between meal food delivery.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: *Exhibits a friendly, caring attitude to patients when introducing the Catering to You program, taking menu selections, delivering trays, inquiring during catering rounds and retrieving trays. *Takes patients menu selections prior to each meal. *Complies with dietary restrictions on special, modified diets to ensure optimal food preferences are met within guidelines of diet order limitations. *Offers alternatives to menu as allowed on prescribed diet in accordance with food allergies and sensitivities, cultural, ethnic and religious preferences, when patient inquires or needs additional selections. *Assembles trays according to patients menu on tray tickets in a timely and accurate manner. *Interacts with Nursing to ensure patients’ diet prescriptions are accurate, and patients’ food needs are met. *Completes catering rounds after passing trays to inquire if patient needs anything else. *Retrieves trays from patients’ rooms shortly after completing round. *Maintains accurate and current information for each patient on assigned unit(s). *Assists dietitian with monitoring of patients who are NPO, on liquid diets or have a calorie count ordered. *Communicates any patient related problems/concerns to appropriate personnel, in a timely manner following departmental procedures. *Wears name tag identification. *Adheres to facility confidentiality and patient’s rights policy as outlined in the facility’s *HIPAA policies and procedures. *Contributes to patient satisfaction goals by providing quality service. *Complies with federal, state and local health and sanitation regulations and department sanitation procedures. *Maintains a clean, sanitary working environment. *Follows HACCP guidelines when assembling and distributing food supplies to ensure quality and safety of food supply. *Completes all daily, weekly or monthly reports as outlined in the corporate policies and procedures on a timely basis meeting all prescribed deadlines. *Identifies and utilizes cleaning chemicals following directions recommended by manufacturers and per MSDS sheets. *Utilizes equipment in performing job functions according to department’s safety procedures. *Follows facility and departmental safety policies and procedures to include incident reporting. *Follows facility and departmental infection control policies and procedures. *Follows the facility’s protocols for Hazardous Materials and Waste Program. *Adheres to Emergency Preparedness Program. Participates in disaster drills, as appropriate. *Adheres to Life Safety Program and participates in fire drills as appropriate. *Responds to utility failures following department guidelines. *Participates and attends departmental meetings and staff development programs, as appropriate. *Exhibits pleasant and cheerful demeanor and maintains a helpful attitude towards Reads and complies with all policies and procedures of Snoqualmie Valley Hospital as appropriate. *Performs other tasks as may be assigned. SKILLS: *Must be reliable, punctual, self-motivated *Ability to follow verbal and written direction *Follow recipes *General knowledge of basic kitchen equipment *Knowledge of cash register *Customer service *Short order cooking *Must be able to communicate well


While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme cold; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock and risk of radiation. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; The employ is occasionally climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.

OTHER DUTIES – Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Part-Time, Services, Hospitality

Updated 11/21/2022

Hiring Manager

Ana Wright Cockerham


Phone: 425-831-3585