Cook in Oak Park, IL at Pipeline Health

Date Posted: 10/3/2022

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Job Description


Hours: Full-time, 10 hour shifts

Prepares high quality, nutritious meals for patients and the dining room in a cost efficient and sanitary manner.  

1. High school graduate
2. Two years previous high volume institutional cooking experience preferred.  
3. Must be able to work from recipes
4. Basic math skills required
5. Strong organizational skills 
6. Ability to read write and speak English. 
7. Ability to work under time constraints

Requires stooping, bending, twisting, pushing, and lifting heavy products.

JOB DUTIES (* denotes “essential function”)
1. Demonstrates the WSMC Transformation for Success eight elements, which are key in providing quality service to patients and customers. *
2. Prepares high quality food that is also visually appealing.*
3. Prepares hot food by following the appropriate recipes and using the correct portion size. *
4. Follows production records to determine the proper amount to be prepared.  Fills out production records at the end of the shift.  *
5. Utilizes perishables by FIFO inventory method.
6. Participates in patient tray line by assembling trays in a timely and efficient manner.  Pays close attention to plate appearance and food temperatures.*
7. Prepares food a timely basis to be ready for use during the required meal period. Pre-preparation of food are done for the next days meals as appropriate.*
8. Follows the board of health and JACHO guidelines for safe handling of food and equipment.  Uses proper sanitizing techniques after cleaning equipment.  *
9. Maintains food at proper holding temperatures. Always wears proper hair covering, and keeps hands clean at all times.*
10. Keeps work area clean and orderly through out the shift and at the end of shift. Puts food away according to HAACP guidelines.*
11. Demonstrates responsibility for own professional practice and growth by ensuring knowledge and skills are maintained and enhanced. Supports and maintains current knowledge of organizational and unit policies and procedures.