Non-Clinical Careers at Lifespan

Cafeteria Assistant Job

Job Number: RIH17103

Job Title: Cafeteria Assistant

Department: Food & Nutrition Retail Svcs - 1014315

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

Ability to read, write, understand and speak English and to perform arithmetic calculations.

Interpersonal skills to effectively interact with customer and represent the Food Service Department when serving food or collecting monies.

Grammatical and mathematical abilities to read and interpret recipes, prepare products according to standards, prepare menu boards and count money in order to make change.


Up to one month on-the-job training and experience to become familiar with job routine.

Under direct supervision, and according to established policies and procedures, receives, sets up, prepares and serves a variety of food products to Cafeteria customers. Assures adequate supply of food and non-food items are available to meet anticipated needs; ensures freshness of items by checking date codes, temperature of holding areas, etc. Maintains cleanliness and sanitation standards for assigned work areas. Provides general support and assistance to all areas in the Cafeteria, including but not limited to cashiering, cash control, serving, handling food products, dish washing, simple cooking, catering, etc.