Barista (Relief)

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Portland, OREGON


Posted: 14-May-23

Location: Portland, Oregon

Type: Full-time

Salary: Open



Internal Number: 23591

Department Overview

Ranked the No. 1 Hospital in Oregon by the U.S. News & World Report, we pride ourselves in not only serving our community with the highest of accolades, but pushing a multifaceted mission that strives of excellence within the OHSU Culture. Find out more here: and

OHSU is hiring! We offer a variety of benefits on top of joining a thriving organization:

  • Part/Full Time Benefits pending on position
    • Covered 100% for full-time employees and 88% for dependents
  • 70% of all Food Purchases throughout OHSU campus
  • Differentials for Weekends ($1.50), Evening (7%) and Night Shifts (12.5%)
  • Several retirement plans to choose from! - Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan and University Pension Plan, voluntary savings plans (403b and 457b)
  • Annual Raises
  • Employee discounts to local and major businesses
  • Cross training and interdepartmental growth

We want you, apply and work with us today!

Baristas are responsible for helping customers throughout their entire visit to OHSU Marquam Cafes. They interact with customers, greet them, inform them of specific menu items, help them find things, and make decisions. Baristas make espresso drinks according to specific recipes and uphold the standards of operating espresso machines, grinders, turbo chef ovens, dishwashers, and other related equipment. Baristas also ring up purchases, instruct customers to condiment areas, answer general questions about our department and provide directions to other places on Marquam Hill. Baristas also stock restaurant items and clean while not ringing in customers. Baristas may also participate in preparing simple recipes and other food service worker duties, including serving food and cashiering. Baristas should maintain a calm demeanor during periods of high volume or unusual events to keep the store operating to standards.

Baristas may be assigned to clean their location, including floors, walls, merchandising shelves, and windows. Tracks daily inventory transfers and completes bi-weekly inventory counts and daily waste logs, records refrigerator and food temperature, and time stamps cream pitchers while in use on counters. All baristas must have a proven ability to provide quality customer service and demonstrate knowledge of coffee, equipment, and tea products. The Barista has the responsibility for serving all products with friendly, individualized attention toward each customer. She/he is also responsible for making a difference to our customers by educating them about all coffee products that are served at the location in which they work. All baristas should be instrumental in building customer relationships and creating a positive and friendly environment. Baristas at all locations are expected to support the guiding principles and follow all department and intuitional policies and standards.

Function/Duties of Position
  • Great customer service
  • Ring in customer order
  • Help customers with special needs
  • Stock items for customers
  • Clean in the cafe
  • Food preparation (including espresso drinks)

Required Qualifications
  • 12 Months of Barista Experience
  • Good understanding of math, customer service, cleanliness and food handling skills
  • Food Handlers Card or ServSafe certificate
  • Compliance with Code of Conduct, Respect in the workplace and Applicable policies, procedures and agreements related to position, department or OHSU as a whole
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

Preferred Qualifications
  • Exposure to loud espresso machine noise, steam, heat & cold. Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:30pm, location varies.
  • Continuous standing, moving, bending, walking, lifting up to 50 pounds, pulling, twisting, and moving.

All are welcome
Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
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