Centura Health Cook in Denver, Colorado

Located in central Denver’s historic Washington Park residential neighborhood, associates at Porter Adventist Hospital enjoy beautiful surroundings, leading technology, outstanding leadership and easy access to everything great central Denver has to offer. As a full-service Magnet® designated, 368-bed acute-care referral center specializing in behavioral health, cancer care, joint replacement, spinal care, advanced robotic surgery and organ transplantation, Porter Adventist Hospital treats some of the region’s most complex medical cases and surgery patients. Our Heart and Vascular Institute is the first and only program in Colorado to receive full Heart Failure Accreditation status from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. We have also received numerous awards and honors including: The Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award (2014); top 50th orthopedic program ranking by U.S. News & World Report with high performing honors in eight specialties (2014); an “A” rating from the Leapfrog Group for Patient Safety (2014), as well as many others. The Porter tradition of blending science and spirit began more than 75 years ago by Denver businessman Henry Porter with his generous donation after he experienced care at a Seventh Day Adventist Facility in CA and sought to bring that same philosophy of care to Denver. If you are ready for a career where the work you do truly transcends the walls of a hospital, we invite you to learn more at: http://www.porterhospital.org/

_Job Description/Job Posting ID: 114483_

_Recruiter Contact:_ Hailey Meseraull (haileymeseraull@centura.org)

_Clinic/Department:_* 8534 PPLACE FOOD SERVICE *

_Hospital:_* PORTER PLACE *

_Schedule:_ Full-time

_Shift:_ Variable

*Position Summary*

Prepares, seasons and cooks food following the standards set by the facility and Health Department.

*Minimum Education Requirements*

  • High School Diploma or GED required

  • Graduate of Culinary skills program preferred

  • Additional culinary training preferred

*Minimum Experience Requirements*

  • 2 years cooking experience in production or line cooking


  • Food Handler Certified by City and County of Facility Location preferred

  • Serve Safe sanitation certificate preferred

*Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )*


■ Prepares cold food items as needed.*

■ Maintain adequate backup of items required for salad bar.*

■ Demonstrates ability to operate the following equipment: ovens, grills, blenders, mixer, steamer, can opener, scale, tomato slicer, knives, mandolin.*

■ Cooks meal items using equipment such as griddle, deep fryer, oven, and kettle and pressure steamer.*

■ Carves portions of meat, fish or fowl for individual servings.*

■ Serves food as directed.*

■ Prepares cooks and bakes foodstuff into meals.*

■ Prepares food for catering events.*

■ Ensures that all food prepared meet existing standards for quality, freshness, taste and appearance.*

■ Detects and reports spoiled or unattractive food, defective supplies/equipment or other unusual conditions.*

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

■ Detects and reports spoiled or unattractive food, defective supplies/equipment or other unusual conditions.*

■ Can follow printed recipes.


■ Maintain quality product freshness as assured by proper label dating and rotation.*

■ Know proper portion control.

■ Accurate knowledge of storage locations and procedures.*

■ Coordinates activities of kitchen helpers preparing and cooking foods.*

■ Filling of orders in timely, accurate fashion.*


■ Orders conform to diet standards and physician orders.*

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

■ Record of meals served completed as outlined.*

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


■ Thorough and confidential maintenance of patient charts and records.(Site Specific)*

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

■ Identifies potential needs areas for Continuous Quality Improvement and reports process improvement ideas to supervisor, manager or Quality Department and participates as needed in Continuous Quality Improvement.*

■ Participates is educational programs and in-service meetings.*

■ Takes minutes for staff meeting when requested.*

■ Participates as required, in safety training and understands and follows community and department Policies & Procedures in all safety areas including hazardous materials and waste handling, life safety, medical equipment safety, accident reporting and security. (Example: work orders, occurrence reports, safety logs, safety training records, MSDS Sheets, fire drills).*

■ Performs job functions/duties in a safety conscious manner as required by governing rules and regulations and reports any potential safety issue or concern to their supervisor.*

■ Provides job functions/duties, providing effective verbal and written communication to both internal and external customers.*

*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.