Centura Health Physician Group (CHPG) offers providers a true opportunity to live their calling to care while experiencing the support of a built-in comprehensive network, vast resources, professional growth, trusted leadership, generous benefits and an amazing quality of life with locations that span Colorado and into Western Kansas. CHPG is proud to connect providers and consumers through state-of-the-art technology, clinical resources and professional expertise to help people live healthier. Our coordinated services represent a full continuum of care – from preventive and early diagnoses to leading-edge treatment and life-saving critical care. CHPG’s ability to deliver better health care value is the direct result of combining the best clinical tools, shared resources and medical expertise with a patient-centered approach that emphasizes Centura Health’s mission and commitment to quality, compassion and service.
Occasional travel to other sites to meet the needs of the clinic may be required.
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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