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Food Production Team Lead - Evenings

Company: BJC HealthCare
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: October 12, 2021

Job Description:

Information About this Position

  • Full Time
  • Supervisory Role
  • 1:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Benefits Eligible

Company and Job Overview

Barnes-Jewish Hospital is the St. Louis region’s top adult hospital. Formed from the merger of the former Barnes and Jewish Hospitals to become Missouri’s largest hospital, it continues the traditions of its predecessors along with its partner, Washington University School of Medicine, in providing cutting-edge treatments, educating future medical professionals and working to make our community as healthy as it can be.

For over two decades Barnes-Jewish Hospital has been ranked on the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals Honor Roll. In 2021, Barnes-Jewish ranked 17th overall with 11 specialties being ranked. The hospital was also the first hospital in Missouri to be designated as a Magnet® hospital in 2003 by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for excellence in nursing and has been redesignated consistently since.

Barnes-Jewish Hospital is a teaching hospital staffed by more than 1,500 Washington University Physicians, the clinical practice for the Washington University School of medicine. The academic medicine partnership has developed many treatments and procedures that are now common across the globe.




Role Purpose

The Team Lead position provides assistance to the Supervisor in Patient Services in the daily operational functions and/or production manager in the Commissary Kitchen. This position ensures the patients receive the correct diet as ordered by the physician and screens food allergens and modified diets as appropriate. The position is responsible for coaching and training of new catering associates, diet techs, and cold commissary workers. The position opens and closes the patient services area of the department and/or the Commissary Kitchen. The position performs a variety of audits for standards compliance as well as regulatory requirements. This position conducts Service Recovery with patients, families, nursing and customers of the Commissary Kitchen.


  • Has knowledge of all special/modified diets. Assists Diet Techs and Catering Associates with meal selections by providing guidance/training based on prescribed diet order and diet/allergen restrictions. Assists various positions to ensure quality, productivity and timely delivery of service.
  • Reviews tray tickets, reviews allergy alerts, performs tray assessment audits, 5S Audits, conducts standards audits, sanitation audits and conducts galley audits on the nursing units. Shares results with staff and monitors action plan(s).
  • Opens and closes the Patient Services area and/or the Commissary Kitchen in the absence of a supervisor. Demonstrates/teaches “Standard Work” processes and all meal delivery program standards to Diet Techs and Catering Associates. Provides encouragement, feedback and mentoring to trainees. Assesses performance and behavioral skills- provides feedback on annual performance evaluations.
  • Provides a high level of guest service recovery to nursing staff, production staff, supervisory staff, patients, families, and customers of the Commissary Kitchen.
  • Demonstrates/teaches safe food handling, Infection Control Prevention, and basic computer software applications. Monitors food quality during meal service focusing on food and equipment temperature compliance. Tracks statistics needed for monthly reporting.
  • BJC has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.

Minimum Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • <2 years of experience


Preferred Qualifications

 Preferred Requirements

  • 2-5 years of experience
  • < 2 years of supervisory experience
  • Serve Safe Certification

Benefits Statement

Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

-  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
-  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
-  401(k) plan
-  Tuition Assistance
-  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
-  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
-  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

*Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center

Legal Statement

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


Equal Opportunity Employer



Keywords: BJC HealthCare, St. Louis , Food Production Team Lead - Evenings, Other , Saint Louis, Missouri

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