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Eastern Connecticut Health Network Attendant I in Manchester, Connecticut


The Attendant l reports to the Director of Food Services. This position performs a wide variety of functions to ensure high quality, sanitary food service to patients and customers. The primary tasks of this position include but are not limited to: stocking of supplies; patient food tray delivery and pick up; portioning/packaging food items; assisting in the packaging of meals for meals on wheels, patient snack delivery; serving customers, processing dishes in the dish room, and helping to maintain the overall cleanliness of the cafeteria and kitchen.


  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred but not required.


  • Must have basic English reading and verbal communication skills to effectively communicate with co-workers, patients and care providers within the work environment.

  • Must be able to perform basic math, i.e; addition and subtraction.

  • Must be able to consistently exhibit considerate interpersonal relations with co-workers and maintain a strong customer service attitude, as demonstrated by behavior, when communicating and interacting with co-workers, patients and visitors.


Disclaimer: Job descriptions are not intended, nor should they be construed to be, exhaustive lists of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. They are intended to be accurate reflections of the principal duties and responsibilities of this position. These responsibilities and competencies listed below may change from time to time.

Job-Specific Competency
  1. Attends monthly department meetings.

  2. Attends monthly departmental in-services.

  3. Wears uniform following the ECHN and department uniform policy including appropriate hair covering at all times.

  4. Washes hands and wears gloves following serve-safe and state regulatory requirements.

  5. Completes all paperwork required by the position worked (such as dish machine temperatures).

  6. Demonstrates a willingness to assist co-workers and adjusts daily work routines to the needs of the department.

  7. Sets up, restocks and maintains a clean work station following all sanitation and safety requirements. Labels, dates and properly rotates stock.

  8. Completes work as outlined in the position job flow within the scheduled shift time.

  9. Delivers trays to patients following all facility and departmental policies and procedures.

  10. Completes annual departmental serve-safe food safety training.

  11. Demonstrates knowledge of basic modified diets.

  12. Wears personal protective equipment as required.

  13. Completes ECHN annual mandatory education in a timely manner.