• Cafeteria Worker

    Lancaster General HealthLancaster, PA

    Job #575951296

  • Company

    Lancaster General Hospital

    Cost Center

    1030 Food Service - Cafeteria

    Supervisory Organization

    Food Service-Cafeteria Service




    This position is located in Lancaster, PA.

    Position will work 20 hours per week between the hours of 6:00am - 8:00pm: EOW, EOH

    ATTENTION: Please be aware that, if you are an external applicant, you may need to complete an online assessment as part of the hiring process. This assessment will be sent to the e-mail address that you included in your application. Please note: Some e-mail accounts may receive the assessment e-mail in their junk/spam e-mail. This assessment must be completed within 5 days of receiving it. For more information regarding the assessment, please click HERE at ~~~ .

    POSITION SUMMARY: Prepares, portions, and serves food and beverages required for cafeteria service and catered activities .

    Collects money and maintains a pleasant environment in an area which is kept orderly, clean, and sanitary.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following duties:

    • Prepares miscellaneous food and beverage items in the prescribed manner and stores them properly.

    • Portions food accurately and serves in an attractive manner.

    SECONDARY FUNCTIONS: The following duties are considered secondary to the primary duties listed above:

    • Maintains adequate supply of self-serve items properly displayed.

    • Records items and volumes provided and returned from, catered events.

    • Cashiers when functioning in the absence of a Cafeteria Worker II.

    • Makes sure that cafeteria and dining room equipment are orderly, clean, and sanitary



    • High School diploma or equivalent (GED).

    • One (1) year of experience in food service industry.

    • One (1) year of experience with cash registers.

    • Adequate math skills for handling money.


    • Completion of a three-month sanitation course.


    ATTENTION/CONCENTRATION – The following level of ability is essential for the jobholder to focus on certain aspects of current experience and reject others:

    • The position requires the ability to attend to more than one aspect of a situation simultaneously. It is highly likely that multiple task demands are going to be required of the individual at the same time.

    NEW LEARNING AND MEMORY – The following level of ability is essential for the jobholder to learn and retain material:

    • Job demands are only moderately routine and predictable. Minor changes may occur which require the individual to be able to understand and carry out detailed but uninvolved instructions.

    PROBLEM SOLVING, REASONING AND CREATIVE THINKING – The following level of ability that is essential for the jobholder to think (in order to solve a problem) by combining two or more elements from past experience or imaginative thought:

    • The requirement for autonomous problem solving or creativity of thought in the position is minimal. Problems encountered tend to involve a few concrete variables in or from standardized situations. Typically involves adhering to a chart or set procedure.

    TEMPERAMENTS: The following are essential requirements of the position in relation to job-worker situations. These items describe how a worker must adapt, adjust, conform or act:

    Creativity, feelings or ideas: Ability to adapt to situations involving the interpretation of feelings, ideas, or facts in terms of personal viewpoint; to use creativity, self-expression, or imagination.

    Repetitive work: Ability to continuously perform the same type of work for extended periods of time, according to set procedures, sequence or pace.

    Working within tolerances, set limits or standards: Ability to adapt to situations requiring the precise attainment of set limits, tolerances, or standards; to be precise, thorough, exacting, or meticulous in regard to material worked; or in activities such as numerical determinations, record preparation, or inspecting.

    Performing under stressful conditions: Ability to perform under stress when confronted with emergency, critical, unusual, or dangerous situations, or in situations in which working speed and sustained attention are critical aspects of the job. Is subject to danger or risk, or to tension as a regular, consistent part of the job.

    Variety and change: Ability to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure involving significant differences in technologies, techniques, procedures, environmental factors, physical demands, or work situations.

    Communication: Ability to exchange information with others clearly and concisely; to present ideas, facts and technical information.

    Interpersonal relations: Ability to maintain relationships that facilitate task accomplishment; to cooperate and resolve conflicts; to recognize needs and be sensitive of others.


    Equipment/Tools: beverage machines yogurt dispenser, cash register, oven, bread bagger, knives, plates, dipper, spatula, tongs, spreader, saran wrap.

    Software: N/A


    Rarely 0-10%; Occasionally 11-35%; Frequently 36-70%; Continuously 71-100%

    Body Position/Movement :

    • Sit: Rarely

    • Stand: Continuously

    • Walk: Occasionally

    • Bend: Frequently

    • Push: Frequently

    • Pull: Frequently

    • Kneel/Squat: Frequently

    • Reach: Frequently

    • Twist: Occasionally

    • Balance: Occasionally

    • Climb: Frequently

    Lifting: Degree of physical exertion is :

    Moderate , exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

    Sensory Abilities specifically required:

    • Vision

    • Hearing


    WORKING CONDITIONS: Position involves exposure to the following harmful elements:

    • Extreme Noise Levels

    Disclaimer: This job description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be a reflection of those principal job elements essential for recruitment and selection, for making fair job evaluations, and for establishing performance standards. The percentages of time spent performing job duties are estimates, and should not be considered absolute. The incumbent shall perform all other functions and/or be cross-trained as shall be determined at the sole discretion of management, who has the right to amend, modify, or terminate this job in part or in whole. Incumbent must be able to perform all job functions safely.

    Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine (LG Health/Penn Medicine), at ~~~/ a member of the University of Pennsylvania Health System (Penn Medicine), at ~~~/ is a 631-licensed bed not-for-profit health system with a comprehensive network of care encompassing Lancaster General Hospital (LGH), Women & Babies Hospital and the Lancaster Rehabilitation Hospital (in partnership with Kindred Healthcare). Our membership in Penn Medicine brings together the strengths of a world-renowned, not-for-profit academic medical center and a nationally recognized, not-for-profit community healthcare system.

    Outpatient services are provided at the Downtown Outpatient and Suburban Outpatient Pavilions, along with additional outpatient centers and Express and Urgent Care locations throughout the region. Lancaster General Health Physicians is a network of more than 300 primary-care and specialty physicians, at more than 40 offices throughout the region. Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is a private, co-educational, Middle States-accredited four-year college offering a variety of associate and baccalaureate degree and certification programs in healthcare.

    A four time designated Magnet hospital for nursing excellence, LGH has been recognized regionally and nationally for clinical excellence and patient safety; and ranked nationally by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s best hospitals in 2015-16 in three specialties.

    EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

    Updated 02/13/2018

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