Institutional Services Assistant-Kitchen Helper

Posted Date 5 days ago(10/12/2021 12:34 PM)
Requisition ID
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
OPS NUTRI Production Team
Post End Date


The Institutional Services Assistant (Kitchen Helper), in conjunction with other assistants and under the direction of a supervisor, cleans dishes, the kitchen area, food preparation equipment, and utensils. The Institutional Services Assistant also removes trash while maintaining a clean, safe, and sanitary environment.


The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity.  We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving patient care and the lives of Arkansans.




UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

  • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
  • Leave Time:
  • 11 Paid holidays annually
  • Vacation leave varies by position and status
  • 12 days of sick leave
  • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
  • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
  • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
  • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
  • Merchant Discounts
  • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy


Salary: $29,120 annually ($14.00 hourly) 


  • Washes dishes, glassware, flatware, pots, or pans using a dishwasher or manually then places the equipment in designated storage areas.
  • Maintains kitchen work areas, floors, equipment, or utensils.
  • Uses and stores chemical and cleaning supplies.
  • Sorts and removes trash, placing it in designated pickup areas and clean/line garbage containers.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:


  • High School diploma/GED. 



This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check.  A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity.  The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. 


UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.

Physical Requirements

Stand: Continuously
Sit: Never
Walk: Frequently
Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Frequently
Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 26 - 50 lbs
Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Continuously
Talk: Occasionally
Hear: Continuously
Taste or smell: Occasionally
Read, concentrate, think analytically: Occasionally
Physical Environment: Inside Medical Facility Environment
Noise Level: Loud
Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
Hazards: Chemical, Dust, Electrical, Fumes/Gases/Odors, Heavy machinery, Sharp objects/tools


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