Casual Food Service Assistant

Company description:

The Hospital:

The Royal Children’s Hospital’s (RCH) vision is to be a great children’s hospital – delivering Great Care, Everywhere.

RCH is located within the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct, with more than 45 world-class biomedical organisations and more than 50,000 of the brightest minds working together to make the Precinct number one in the Asia Pacific region for health, education, research, and training. Within this, RCH is also a cornerstone member of the Melbourne Children’s Campus, partnering with Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, The University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics and The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation. Each organisation contributes to a paediatric academic health centre which is greater than the sum of its parts.  

RCH has cared for the children and young people of Victoria for more than 150 years since it was founded in 1870. A full range of paediatric and adolescent health services are provided plus tertiary and quaternary care for the most critically ill and medically complex patients in Victoria. Tasmania, southern NSW and other states around Australia and overseas. The RCH is the only provider of heart transplant services and CAR T-cell therapy for paediatrics in Australia. RCH is an effective advocate for patients and their families with a particular focus on vulnerable children and increasingly, mental health in young people. The hospital also supports many health promotion and prevention programs. The Hospital has more than 6,000 staff, a budget of $850M, 12 wards and 350 beds. Annually, the RCH has 300,000+ Specialist Clinic appointments, 90,000+ Emergency Department presentations and 20,000 elective surgeries.

We work collaboratively with hospitals to deliver the right care, in the right place, at the right time. The RCH is committed to the Child Safe Standards:

RCH enjoys high employee engagement and is committed to staff safety and a positive culture through enactment of our Compact.

Further information about RCH is available at

Why work at the RCH?

RCH is committed to a positive culture through enactment of our Compact. We offer the opportunity to work in world-class facilities,  surrounded by Royal Park and only a short tram trip from the heart of Melbourne city.

We also offer discounted staff parking, salary packaging, and an award-winning health and wellbeing program.

The RCH is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse background,  all members of the LGBTQI community and people with disability.

All applicants please be aware that in line with the Chief Health Officer’s Directions, all hospital employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by 15 December.  Applicants will be required to provide their Australian Government COVID -19 vaccination Certificate and to comply with any updates to the CHO Directions as applicable to Healthcare Workers


Are you ready to join our team? 

 Apply online by clicking on the “Apply” button

Applications close 15th December 2021



Job description:

The position:
The casual Food Service Assistant works as part of a team in the Food Service Department assisting with many of the activities involved with food and/or formula production, distribution and food storage to ensure patients receive high quality meals and feeds in a timely and accurate manner. You will be part of a large Nutrition and Food Service team (125 staff) that integrates food services with the formula room operations and the clinical dietitians to ensure integrated high quality care to our patients. The position involves being cross-trained across a variety of roles within foodservices including assisting with patient meal set-up, delivering patient meals to the bedside, collecting patient meal trays and dish-washing, and may also include duties in the central formula room including bottle washing and preparation of infant formula/enteral feeds. Kitchen hand duties include kitchen cleaning and sanitising, dishwashing and pot-washing, waste management, salad and sandwich preparation, assisting with patient meal set-up, and other duties as required. The casual FSA is rostered to cover planned and unplanned staff leave in our large department so good availability and flexibility to cover shifts is essential. We have a strong positive team culture and welcome new staff to join our dedicated team.


To be successful, you will have:

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with other staff and with patients and families
  • Level 1 Food Handling certificate and Food Allergy Certificate
  • Previous experience in health or hospitality setting an advantage
  • Good availability over 7 days per week and flexibility to fill shifts at short notice, especially during high peak holiday periods 
  • High standard of personal hygiene & presentation
  • Ability to work with and maintain good relationships with staff
  • Ability to offer high quality customer service  
  • Ability to read and write English
  • Team orientated attitude
  • Good attention to detail

For any further information contact Heather Gilbertson or Jaecy Wong on 03 9345 5668


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Casual Food Service Assistant


Jobs / Hospitality & Tourism

Melbourne VIC

Annually - Contract

9 months ago

Company description:The Hospital:The Royal Children’s Hospital’s (RCH) vision is to be a great children’s hospital – delivering Great Care, Everywhere