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CommonSpirit Health Food Service Associate - Food & Nutrition in DES MOINES, Iowa


MercyOne is a connected system of health care facilities and services dedicated to helping individuals live their best life.

With 420 care locations, our clinics, medical centers and affiliates are never too far from home, allowing us to improve the lives of individuals and communities across the state of Iowa and beyond.

MercyOne’s Central Iowa Region includes 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 – 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.



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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Requisition ID 2021-164287

Employment Type Part Time

Department Nutrition Services

Hours / Pay Period 47

Shift Day

Standard Hours Varied

Facility / Process Level : Name MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center


Equal Opportunity CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.