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Lead, Food Service - FT/Variable


Location: Laguna Hills, California

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Full-time

Job Listing: SAD004144

Purpose Statement / Position Summary

The Lead position is to provide back-up supervision for the department when scheduling of Supervisors cannot provide full coverage to adequately supervise employees.  Collaborates with the Manager and Supervisors to coordinate, monitor, and control all Food and Nutrition Department operations including Cafeteria, Kitchen, Catering, Physician Lounge, Tray Line, Dish room, and Storeroom. Assures that all operations are conducted according Saddleback Memorial Medical Center and Food and Nutrition Department policies and procedures. Responsibilities include supervising all employees in the performance of their duties, conducting on the job training and maintaining safety and sanitation standards.

This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the mission of Saddleback Memorial Medical Center. It is expected that the employee demonstrate behavior consistent with the core values. The employee shall support Saddleback Memorial Medical Center’s strategic plan and the goals and direction of the performance improvement plan.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities of the Job

  1. Open and close department.
  2. Follow departmental money handling procedures.
  3. Supervise employees in the department.
  4. Monitor tray line, cafeteria, and catering for timely delivery of services.
  5. Monitor safety, sanitation, and security practices.
  6. Prepare paperwork according to assignments.
  7. Assist in planning and implementation of work redesign of efficiency and quality.
  8. Evaluate and counsel employees in the absence of a supervisor.
  9. Use the hospital computer system.
  10. Be at work and be on time
  11. Follow company policies, procedures and directives
  12. Interact in a positive and constructive manner
  13. Prioritize and multitask

Location: Saddleback Memorial Medical Center

Schedule: FT, Variable

Shift: Regular

Job Listing: SAD004144

Pay Range: $20/hr - $24.49/hr

Placement in the pay range is based on multiple factors including, but not limited to, relevant years of experience and qualifications. In addition to base pay, there may be additional compensation available for this role, including but not limited to, shift differentials, extra shift incentives, and bonus opportunities. Health and wellness is our passion at MemorialCare—that includes taking good care of employees and their dependents. We offer high quality health insurance plan options, so you can select the best choice for your family. And there’s more...Check out our MemorialCare Benefits for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

Essential Job Outcomes

  1. Consistently applies infection control policies/procedures
  2. Attends department specific education/training, in-services, staff meetings
  3. Department specific performance improvement project
  4. Open and close department
  5. Follow departmental money handling procedures
  6. Supervise employees in the department
  7. Monitor tray line, cafeteria, and catering for timely delivery of services
  8. Monitor for 100% reg compliance of safety, sanitation, & security practices
  9. Prepare paperwork according to assignments
  10. Assist in planning and implementation or work redesign for efficiency and quality
  11. Evaluate and counsel employees in the absence of the supervisor
  12. “Other duties as assigned”


Ability to communicate in English both written and verbal.

2 years previous restaurant or acute care hospital foodservice experience.

One year of quantity food preparation experience required. 



High School diploma or GED

ServeSafe Certification or obtain within the first 90 days of hire. 

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