Cook

Centura Health

Denver , CO  

2018-04-23 2018-05-23
hospitality allied.health health.system

Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 17,000 of the most talented hearts and minds in medicine, leadership and business.

Through Centura Health’s 15 hospitals, six senior living communities, health neighborhoods, physician clinics, Flight for Life® Colorado, home care and hospice services, we offer a diverse range of work settings in a Colorado or western Kansas community you will love to call home.



Help care for people in all of the places they home. Centura Health at Home is Colorado’s largest provider of home care, and end-of-life-care. Whether you prefer the support and camaraderie of a residential setting, or the autonomy and flexibility of delivering care and comfort in a home setting, we hire RNs, CNAs, LPNs, rehab/therapy professionals, clinical leaders and activity coordinators to be part of our team. Our nurses are highly skilled professionals providing many types of technical treatments to our home health patients including but no limited to: specialized wound care including Wound Vac Therapy, Infusion Therapies, PICC Line Care, Phlebotomy, Catheter Care, Ostomy Care as well as Coordinating Care for those patients with Remote Monitoring (Teleheath). Enjoy highly competitive pay, some of the best benefits in the industry and a philosophy of individualized care that affords you a deeper connection with your patients and their families.







*_Job Description/Job Posting ID: 124028_*







*_Recruiter Contact:_* Mikala Ford (mikalaford@centura.org)







*_Clinic/Department:_** 8534 PPLACE FOOD SERVICE*







*_Schedule:_* Full-time







*_Shift:_* Variable





*_Position Summary_*







Follows at menu to prepare and cook food for patients, visitors and staff members. Responsible for following Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Safe Handling Guidelines regarding food safety and sanitation. Will provide excellent customer services when working with patients, visitors and other staff members. Provides oversight and training to staff.







*_Minimum Education Requirements_*









* High School diploma or GED preferred



* Culinary training preferred









*_Minimum Experience Requirements_*









* Two years of previous restaurant or institutional cooking experience



* Experience in hospital food service setting, preferred



* Strong communication skills; ability to read, write and speak English



* Basic computer skills









*_License/Certifications_*









* Food Service Safe Certification, preferred









*_Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )_*









* Cooks all foods according to the standardized recipes. *



* Prepares food items according to patient specific restrictions and established schedules. *



* Maintain adequate supply of hot and cold items required for cafeteria, patient and unit stocking. *



* Prepares food for institutional functions, both standard and special. *



* Demonstrates ability to operate commercial food preparation equipment. *



* Ensures that all food prepared meet existing standards for quality, freshness, taste and appearance. Maintain quality product freshness as assured by proper label dating and rotation. *



* Alerts supervisor to problems and needs concerning equipment and food supplies. *



* Practices proper portion control on a consistent basis. *



* Stock work area and tray line. *



* Completes all duties of specific food production area. *



* Treats all customers and other staff members with respect and exhibits good customer service skills. *



* Questions and complaints are responded to in a timely manner. *



* Problems, complaints, or questions that a Cook cannot respond to are brought to the Supervisor’s attention. *



* Communicates special needs to appropriate staff to insure patient needs are met. *



* Helps to maintain a positive, team orientated, professional, service conscious environment. *



* Serves as a resource for less experienced staff. *



* Follows uniform and dress code policy. *



* Follows proper food handling procedures by checking for appropriate food temperatures. *



* Sorts food waste via recycling, compost or garbage. *



* Sanitizes utensils and equipment. *



* Stocks, cleans and maintains a sanitary environment of assigned area. *



* Puts away the dry staples, disposables, frozen and refrigerated groceries in their appropriate storage areas. *



* Ensures the use of FIFO rotation system and properly labels and dates all items per policy. *



* Ensures that items are well organized and accessible. *



* Follows all department and hospital infection control and safety policies. *



* Orders conform to diet standards and physician orders. *



* Applies basic understanding of allergy knowledge when serving patients and guests. *



* Order for staff and guest trays completed within guidelines for ordering. *



* Maintains required department records and statistics for administrative purposes and budget preparation. *



* Participates in department and hospital educational programs, in-service meeting and safety trainings. *



* Identifies potential needs areas for continuous quality improvement and reports process improvement ideas to supervisor, manager and/or Quality Department. Participates in quality improvement initiatives. *









*_Physical Requirements_*







Light Work - exert/lift up to 20 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 10 lbs. frequently













*Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014:* Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does _not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014_. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. //
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