Healthcare Catering Officer

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Job description

Noel Healthcare, in conjunction with our client, are looking for Healthcare Catering Officer for the South Dublin area. The post holder will be responsible for the operational management of all services provided by the Catering Department ensuring that the services are of the required standard. Must be available to work 5 days over 7, including weekends, daytime hours.

Essential Qualifications required

  • Degree/Diploma/Certificate in Hotel & Catering Management or Institutional Management granted by a recognized college
  • HACCP Management training from a recognized training provider (e.g. preferably at QQI Level 6 Designing Food Safety Management Systems)

The ideal candidate:

  • Be computer literate.
  • Have excellent organizational abilities and administrative experience.
  • Have capacity for responsibility and individual initiative.
  • Be adaptable in response to the extent and speed of change in the delivery of catering services in a healthcare setting.

Daily duties:

  • Maintain an awareness of the primacy of the patient throughout the catering management and operative teams.
  • Liaise with other Catering Officers, Executive Chef and others as required on daily basis.
  • Be responsible for the management and performance of catering services operations to include the central catering facility (main kitchen) and food service user locations (wards, restaurants, vending, hospitality etc) including:
    • menu planning (in conjunction with the Executive Chef)
    • purchasing, delivery and storage & handling of goods (in conjunction with the stores personnel)
    • operational controls and HACCP compliance
    • customer service & food distribution
    • personnel – competency of staff, ensure adequate staff levels to operate a service & related issues
    • health & safety compliance
    • budget requirements, finance and economy
    • documentation and retention of records

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