Cook PRN (as needed)

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POST DATE 9/17/2017
END DATE 2/22/2018

HCA Healthcare Largo, FL

Largo, FL
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Part Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
High School Diploma or GED


Job Code: 00144-11237

PRN/Per Diem


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.

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).

Last Edited: 12/16/2017