Situated between Denver and Colorado Springs, Castle Rock Adventist Hospital is a new, 50-bed acute care hospital (opened in 2013) and Level III Trauma Center providing comprehensive health care to the greater Castle Rock community and surrounding areas. From experienced emergency services to delivering babies in our innovative and comfortable Birthplace, this hospital was built as a true community partnership between Centura Health and the people of Castle Rock. In the short time since it has been open, area residents not only look to this hospital for care, but enjoy visiting its community gardens, outdoor spaces and restaurant. The ER is one of the busiest in the area and staffed with board-certified emergency physicians and specialty-trained emergency nurses. We have on-site imaging that includes MRI, CT, ultrasound, X-ray and digital mammography as well as on-site laboratory services. If you are looking for the close-knit feel of a modern, neighborhood hospital in a picturesque, family-oriented community that offers the very best of Colorado living, we invite you to explore our opportunities. For more information about Castle Rock Adventist Hospital, visit http://www.castlerockhospital.org/.
Follows menu to prepare food items for cooking and assemble food for meals. 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.
Minimum Education Requirements
High School diploma or GED preferred.
Minimum Experience Requirements
Previous restaurant or institutional cooking experience, preferred Experience in hospital food service setting, preferred Strong communication skills; ability to read, write and speak English Basic computer skills required
Food Service Safe Certification, preferred
Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * ) ■
Prepares all food items according to the standardized recipes for cooking and meal assembly. *
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 served meets 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 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 Assistant 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, and 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 meetings 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.
☐ Sedentary Work - prolonged periods of sitting and exert/lift up to 10 lbs. force occasionally)
☑ Light Work - exert/lift up to 20 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 10 lbs. frequently)
☐ Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly
☐ Heavy Work - exert/lift up to 100 lbs. force occasionally, and/or 50 lbs. frequently, and/or 20 lbs. constantly
☐ Very Heavy Work - exert/lift over 100 lbs. force occasionally, and/or over 50 lbs. frequently, and/or over 20 lbs. constantly
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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