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Job Description

The Cook is responsible for preparing therapeutic and modified diets for patients as well as preparing meals for employees, visitors and special functions. The Cook assists in maintaining inventory and sanitary conditions within the department.

 

Job Code: 100211

License or Certification:

 
  • Food handlers permit (if required by state or county regulations)

 

Total Education, Vocational Training and Experience:

 
  • Training in food preparation for therapeutic diets, recent institutional cooking experience and special function cooking experience desirable.

 
  • Knowledge of all H.A.C.C.P.guidelines

 
  • Knowledge of food safety guidelines, preferred

 

 Machines, Equipment Used

 
  • General office equipment, convection oven, mixer, steamer, gas range, grill, oven, microwave, toaster, blender, steam tables, fryer, food processor, scales, meat slicer.

 

Physical Requirements:

 
  • Ability to sit, stand for long periods, reach, push, pull and lift minimum of 20 pounds, stoop and kneel

 
  • Ability to grasp and use fine finger movement, feel fine sensation to discern temperate and texture.

 

Skills and Abilities:

 
  • Ability to speak, read, write and comprehend English.

 
  • Ability to coordinate, analyze, observe, make decisions, and meet deadlines in a detail-oriented manner

  • Ability to communicate effectively in both writing and verbal arenas as well as via email.

 
  • Ability to work independently without supervision.

 
  • Ability to ensure sanitation of department

 

 Environmental Conditions:

 
  • Indoor, temperature controlled, smoke-free environment. Occasional outdoor exposure

 
  • Exposure or potential exposure to blood and body fluids may be required.

 
  • Wet surfaces and sharp objects and high noise levels possible

 
  • Hot and cold temperatures extremes

 
  • May work under stressful circumstances at times.

 
 
 

Proficiency or Productivity Standards:

 
  • May be required to work weekdays and/or weekends, evenings and or night shifts if needed to meet deadlines.

 
  • May be required to work on religious and/or legal holidays on scheduled days/shifts.

 
  • Will be required to work as necessary during disaster situations, i.e. before, during or after a disaster.

 
  • Regular attendance and reporting on time to work is a requirement of position.

 



Address: 189 May Street, Worcester 01602
Schedule: PRN / Pool / As Needed
Job ID: 2020390
Contact Name - External: Camiel Campbell
Contact Email - External: Camiel.Campbell@encompasshealth.com