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Cook - Per Diem in Ashby, MA at SUNSPIRE HEALTH

Date Posted: 5/24/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Per Diem
  • Location:
    Ashby, MA
  • Job Type:
    Health Care
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:

Job Description

General Purpose of the Cook Position:

The Cook prepares food and serve facility meals maintaining high standards of safety and sanitation.

Primary Responsibilities of the Cook Position (include but are not limited to):

  • Prepares and serves meals.
  • Maintains kitchen area and equipment in a clean and organized manner following kitchen cleaning scheduled and standards set by the Health Department.
  • Records temperatures on kitchen appliances.
  • Maintains food temperature record log.
  • Assures that all pertinent paperwork is completed per department protocol.
  • Maintains order lists for items that may be needed for next food delivery. Receive and stock incoming supplies.

Job Requirements

Education, Skills and Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED) required.
  • Food Handler’s Card or Serve Safe Certification required.
  • Two years food production experience required.
  • Ability to provide excellent service to internal and external customers.
  • Ability to effectively listen, process received information, and express ideas both orally and in writing in English.
  • Ability to initiate action, take personal responsibility, suggest improvements, and solve problems within scope of job without being asked.
  • Ability to understand and comply with government, regulatory, and company rules.
  • Ability to record, report, and maintain confidentiality of information and respond to requests for information.
  • Ability to get assigned work done in an acceptable manner, in the time allotted, with minimal prompting or reminders.

Physical / Working Conditions and Requirements for the Cook Position:

  • 5% time sitting (computer and telephone use, attending meetings)
  • 95% time standing (greeting visitors, copying, faxing, filing)
  • 80% time walking (touring grounds, distribution)
  • 40% time bending (access files/reports/supplies)
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to use telephones extensively; ability to relay clear written messages; ability to use computer keyboard and calculator extensively.
  • Ability to effectively read, write and process information; ability to input/retrieve information to/from computer and files.
  • Ability to converse with others to give, take and process information in English; extensive use of telephone. Ability to hear alarms and pages.
  • Ability to converse in English with others to give, take and process information; extensive use of telephone. Ability to maintain confidentiality of information, multi-task, coordinate projects and record/transcribe general and specific meeting minutes. Ability to work independently and collaboratively. Communicate with other staff to relay concerns and observations involving patient safety.
  • Occasional/limited exposure to: Infection and to the risk of blood borne diseases; hazardous agents, body fluids and wastes; unpleasant patient or departmental elements; to potentially violent/aggressive patients/staff/visitors, critical incidents, and/or sentinel events. Occasionally needed to work irregular hours or additional hours.


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