Centura Health Cook in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is a full-service, 522-bed acute care provider in Colorado Springs comprised of Penrose Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center. Penrose Hospital serves as the anchor hospital of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services with 364-licensed beds and the ability to provide tertiary (high tech) medical-surgical services with an emphasis on elective and outpatient care. Established in 1890, Penrose Hospital has grown to become a major health treatment and referral center, specializing in cancer care, cardiac care, emergency trauma care and physical rehabilitation. In 2008 we opened St. Francis Medical Center to keep pace with the growing needs of the Colorado Springs’ community on the north side of the city. St. Francis Medical Center features 172-beds and offers a modern Birth Center, Level IIIA Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Care Unit, Emergency Department, Level III Trauma Center, Imaging Services, Surgical Services, and Critical Care Unit. It is also serves as Southern Colorado’s home base for the Flight For Life® Colorado air medical helicopter service. It’s an incredible time to join us as we celebrate our tenth consecutive year as one of “America’s 50 Best Hospitals” by Healthgrades and Magnet Hospital designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for superior quality in nursing care. With 300+ days of annual sunshine, mild winters and easy access places like Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods and some of Colorado’s top destination resorts, you will enjoy an incredible lifestyle while having the career you’ve always wanted. For more information about Penrose – St. Francis Health Services, visit http://www.penrosestfrancis.org/.

_Job Description/Job Posting ID: 131729_

_Recruiter Contact:_ JenaHuddleston@centura.org

_Clinic/Department:_* 8534 PSF NUTRITION SVCS*

_Hospital:_* PENROSE HOSPITAL*

_Schedule:_ Part 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.