Cook PRN (as needed)
Location:
Largo , Florida
Posted:
October 23, 2017
Reference:
00144-11207
The Cook performs a variety of tasks that facilitate the provision of food services and nutrition support to patients, employees and visitors. These duties include:
  • Prepares, seasons, and cooks food for patients, staff, visitors, and special functions.
  • Reviews menus to determine types and quantities of food.
  • Prepares quality food in sufficient quantities to cover all service requirements.
  • Coordinates timing of preparation in order to meet service schedules for patients, staff, visitors and catering services.
  • Adheres to standardization of recipes and portion control to prevent food waste and control cost.
  • Provides care and sanitation of equipment in production area.
  • Adheres to sanitation and safety standards (HACCP)
  • Participates in the process of ordering supplies.
  • Gives directions to personnel who assist in food preparation.
  • Orients and mentors new staff members.

Qualifications:
Job qualifications include:
  • Completion of formal training program in food preparation preferred.
  • Knowledge of basic principles and requirements of food safety and sanitation required.
  • Knowledge of basic principles of nutrition as related to modified diets.
  • Minimum one (1) year of food service experience in quantity food preparation/production in a hospital, extended care facility, or other quality food service operation.
  • Previous experience in food preparation in a hospital preferred.
  • Knowledge of basic principles of nutrition as related to modified diets.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and/or equipment up to 20 lbs.
  • Ability to deal with stressful situations and to stand for long periods of time.
  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED).

A little about us:
HCA is the nation’s leading private provider of healthcare services. Comprised of locally managed facilities which include 230,000 employees at over 160 hospitals, over 120 surgery centers and 100 urgent care facilities in 20 states and the United Kingdom

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