Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 21,000 of the most talented hearts and minds in medicine.
Through Centura Health’s 17 hospitals, two senior living communities, health neighborhoods, physician clinics, Flight for Life® Colorado, home care and hospice services, we offer a diverse range of work settings in a Colorado or Kansas community you will love to call home.
Enjoy amazing people, competitive pay, some of the best benefits in the industry and plenty of opportunity for professional growth and development.
If you’re ready to discover the difference of working for a fully-integrated health system with a non-profit, faith-based mission to care, we look forward to receiving your application.
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
Three 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
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. *
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.
Find your ideal career at Centura Health! With 16 hospitals, physician clinics, hospice services, home care and senior living communities, Centura Health's vast network of care spans Colorado and Western Kansas so you can experience a balanced lifestyle and enjoy a fulfilling career anywhere you want to work, live and play in Colorado. From the fast pace of a Denver-area Level 1 Trauma Center to a smaller rural or mountain hospital – we proudly offer a more diverse range of work settings and locations than any other health care employer in the state. Centura is an equal opportunity employer.