Centura Health Cook in Littleton, Colorado

Littleton Adventist Hospital is a 231-bed, full-service medical center delivering quality care and Level II emergency care for more than 25 years. Located in the Denver suburb of Littleton, CO, the hospital is surrounded by residential neighborhoods, retail, dining, Littleton’s charming “old town” area, and abundant outdoor space with trails, nature centers and golf courses. In addition to numerous awards for care excellence, we are also leading the way in health care environmental sustainability. Our associates are actively engaged in protecting the health of our environment, working tirelessly to minimize the negative environmental impacts from our operations. Our sustainable achievements have been recognized with several local and national awards, including the Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award from Practice Greenhealth for three consecutive years (2014- 2016). View this shor video to learn why our associates love working here and how our mission and culture help to create fulfilling careers: https://centura-21.wistia.com/medias/e0qve9d10v

_Job Description/Job Posting ID: 126939_

_Recruiter Contact:_ Mikala Ford MikalaFord@Centura.org

_Clinic/Department:_ *8534 LAH DIETARY *

_Hospital:_ *LITTLETON ADVENTIST HOSPITAL *

_Schedule:_ Full 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_

  • 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 and 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 or 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.