Cook - Mixed shift

St. David's South Austin Medical Center is part of St. David's HealthCare , one of the largest health systems in Texas, which was recognized with a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2014. St. David's South Austin Medical Center is an acute care facility with 316 beds, offering a range of complex specialties and sub-specialties, including a nationally accredited oncology program with the area's only adult bone marrow transplant program; a trauma program that includes all of the capabilities and programmatic elements of a Level II trauma center to treat the most severely injured and critical patients; a comprehensive cardiac program; full-service maternity and newborn care with Level I and II nurseries; and two full-service emergency centers in the communities of Bee Cave and Bastrop.

The Best is Here - St. David's Healthcare - Austin Texas
With more than 110 sites across Central Texas, St. David's HealthCare includes seven of the area's leading hospitals and is one of the largest health systems in Texas.

The Cook reviews the production sheet and daily menus to determine type and quantities of meats, vegetables, soups, sauces and breads to be prepared. Plans cooking schedule to ensure that food will be ready at specified times. Prepares seasonings, measures and mixes, bakes, test food and adjusts heat on food being cooked. Assists in patient cart and tray delivery. Assists in stocking of food items. Serves on breakfast trayline

Primary Duties

  • Review menus to determine type and quantities of meats, entrees, soups, etc. to be prepared.
  • Prepares and/or cooks food items for patients or residents, staff, visitors and special functions following standardized recipes and acceptable methods of preparation.
  • Mixes ingredients according to recipes.
  • Bakes, roasts, steams meats, fish and other foods. Makes sauces, soups, stews and casseroles.
  • Tests food being cooked by tasting, smelling and/or piercing to determine that it is cooked properly.
  • Plans cooking schedule to ensure that food will be ready at the specified time.
  • Procures foodstuffs from refrigerators, freezers or other storage areas.
  • Maintains cook area in a clean, neat and orderly manner.
Professionalism
  • Adheres to dress code, conduct and attendance policies.
  • Accepts both positive and negative constructive feedback.
  • Attends at least 80% of in-services and departmental meetings.
  • Demonstrates a supportive/positive attitude toward the hospital and fellow employees - is a positive team member.
  • Expresses self in an organized, comprehensive, articulate and concise manner.
Initiative
  • Develops specific work plans and due dates.
  • Follows through on planned assignments within assigned timeframes.
  • Effectively prioritizes assignments.
  • Demonstrates a willingness to accept extra assignments.
  • Adjusts to change, work pressures or different situations without undue stress.
  • Demonstrates skill in developing improvements in work methods.
  • Effective in cost control and resource utilization.
Key Relationships
  • Maintains positive relationships with internal customers. Is effective in interacting with and problem solving.
  • Maintains positive relationships with external customers. Is effective in interacting with and problem solving.
  • Proactive in meeting customer's needs. Responds promptly to customer needs or requests.
  • Keeps Team Leader informed of problems, recommends solutions

Qualifications:
Knowledge & Skills
Knowledge of quality food production practices. Good cooking and presentation skills required. Effective communication skills required. Ability to read and speak English in order to comprehend written instructions and communicate with patients. Positive leadership and good customer service skills are necessary. Maintains a working telephone or agreed upon alternate form of communication.

Education and Experience
Required: High school diploma/GED OR 3 years of cooking experience in a hospital environment or similar industry
Preferred: Experience cooking in a hospital or environment, or similar industry

Credentials
Required: Current Food Handler's Card through the Department of Health

Hours

Full-time, part-time, weekend and as needed (PRN) positions
8, 10 and 12 hour shifts
30 day advanced schedule

Benefits
Full & Part-time positions eligible for benefits
Career Growth
Daily Meal Plan available
Medical
Dental
Vision
Tuition Reimbursement
401K
Short & Long Term Disability
Life Insurance

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