Cook, PRN (As Needed)

Posted 5 months ago

POSITION: Cook, PRN – As Needed

SHIFT: Flexible hours


POSITION CLOSES: Open until filled



Responsible for preparing and serving patient and staff meals, keeping kitchen clean, assuring patients have accurate menus and meals, completing performance audits.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Works as dietary cook or dietary assistant as scheduled.
  • Assure proper methods in food preparation, storage, and service are being used throughout the kitchen and café.
  • Preparation and execution of all catering, patient services, and staff meals.
  • Clean and inspect galley equipment, kitchen appliances, and work areas to ensure cleanliness and functional operation.
  • Takes the patients and the staffs meal orders and prepares them as well, and diet changes at pre-determined times.
  • Portion and serve food to facility residents, employees, or patrons.
  • Cook food according to menus and recipes, special dietary or nutritional restrictions, or numbers of portions to be served.
  • Clean, cut, and cook meat, fish, or poultry.
  • Wash pots, pans, dishes, utensils, and other cooking equipment.
  • Direct activities of one or more workers who assist in preparing and serving meals.
  • Train new employees.
  • Take inventory of supplies and equipment.
  • Monitor menus and spending to ensure that meals are prepared economically.
  • Plan menus that are varied, nutritionally balanced, and appetizing, taking advantage of foods in season and local availability.
  • Requisition food supplies, kitchen equipment, and appliances, based on estimates of future needs.
  • Keep track of ordering food and supplies on a daily basis.
  • Fill out prep lists and follow them to ensure proper set up and readiness for any orders that may come.
  • Follows UNICODE and federal guidelines for safe and sanitary food handling.
  • Bake breads, rolls, and other pastries.  Performs baking duties as required.


  • UNICODE certified within 30 days of hire date.
  • Experience with restaurant/institutional food service management of cooking preferred.
  • Ability to understand and implement dietary guidelines for all therapeutic diets from the Diet Manual and as instructed by the Dietary Manager and/or the Consulting Dietitian.
  • Ability to interact with patients, staff, visitors, and others courteously and professionally.
  • Ability to react to and perform effectively in emergency and dynamic environments.
  • Able to effectively read, write, and communicate in English.

Education and/or Experience:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must be certified by the Department of Health and Welfare as a food service sanitation worker.



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