Cook (Per Diem)
Company: Trinity Health Corporation
Posted on: June 12, 2021
Prepares, seasons, and cooks food for patients, employees,
staff, and visitors in accordance with established recipes and
menus. In doing so, measures and mixes food ingredients, uses
kitchen utensils and equipment, and tests food being cooked in
order to determine if done.
Demonstrates, promotes and integrates Trinity Health Senior
Communities Mission and core values by:
Receives orders for items to be cooked and obtains necessary
food items and equipment from storage areas.
Measures, weighs and combines ingredients for quantity
preparation of soups, entrees, casseroles, vegetables, meats,
gravies and other food items in accordance with established
Cooks regular and diet menu items according to established
Inspects and tastes food for correct seasoning, quality and
proper serving temperature, and adds ingredients or seasonings to
improve flavor and/or texture.
Ensures menu items are prepared in a timely manner and that
items requiring advance preparation are prepared, cooked and ready
for assigned meal time.
Monitors consumption of assigned menu items and altars food
production levels in order to avoid potential shortages or
Operates a variety of manual and/or automated kitchen equipment
such as ovens, grills, toasters, fryers, mixers, blenders, and so
Maintains records of food supplies as well as ingredients used
in preparation of menu items.
Transports foodstuffs to and from storerooms and refrigerators
to preparation/serving areas. Ensures foodstuffs requiring
refrigeration are properly stored and maintains counters, utensils
and assigned work areas in a clean and sanitary condition.
Estimate food needs and, as necessary, requisitions food
supplies from stores.
In the absence of the Food Service Director assumes
responsibility for the dietary department.
- Organizes the responsibilities and monitors the performance of
the diet aides.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Work requires a high school level of educational development and
up to one year of basic technical training in cooking techniques
and one to two years of previous work related experience plus three
months or less of on-the-job training and orientation.
No certification, registration, or licensure required.
Work requires the analytical ability to gather and interpret
Work requires the ability to understand and respond to simple
written or verbal instructions. Occasionally requires contact with
patients and/or visitors, which involves ordinary courtesy.
Work requires lifting objects weighing up to 20 pounds on an
Work requires standing for up to two hours at a time on an
Work requires ability to reach and grasp objects.
- Work requires pushing or pulling supply carts on a daily
- Requires handling of hot liquids. Toxic or flammable chemicals,
or contaminated materials, which requires caution and use of,
established safety guidelines and equipment.
- Reports to the Director of Food Service
Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of
hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we
serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize
the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and
health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that
knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize
that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our
world and that these differences often lead to innovative
Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified
workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention
and development), commitment and accountability, communication,
community partnerships, and supplier diversity.
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