Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital- An affiliate of Encompass Health
Do you want to do something meaningful in your career?
Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital in Worcester, MA is a 110 bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation services designed to return patients to leading active and independent lives.
Our food service staff provide an essential service in promoting patient comfort, while offering superior service and the opportunity to make the patient's experience more pleasant. You will be part of an industry leading hospital that provides a wide range of physical rehabilitation services, a large group of highly skilled, physicians, therapists and nurses, and the most innovative equipment and rehabilitation technology, ensuring that all patients have access to the highest quality care.
Our guiding principles are lead with empathy, do what’s right and focus on the positive for our patients and each other. If this sounds like something that you would want to become part of, we welcome your application.
Our patients are often struggling to overcome a life changing disability- a well prepared meal, served with pride provides much needed comfort and nutrition! You could work anywhere; why not make your work meaningful!
We are changing lives every day! Come be a part of the great work that we do!
Working with our Dietary team the Food Services Department prepares therapeutic and modified diets for patients as well as preparing meals for employees, visitors and special functions.
Previous experience in an institutional cafeteria or restaurant preferred, but not required.
The Cook will accurately and efficiently prepare, portion, cook, and present a variety of hot and/or cold food items for various meal periods: to include Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Special/Catered Events. The majority of meals are prepared for our patients; however lunch and special events are served to visiting families, staff and to the general public.
Prepares and cooks to order foods that may require short preparation time.
May prepare food and serve patients/customers at an a la carte steam table and may operate a grill station.
Prepares food in accordance with current applicable federal, state and corporate standards, guidelines and regulations to ensure high-quality food service is provided.
Reads food order or receives verbal instructions on food required by patron, and prepares and cooks food according to instructions.
Provides the highest quality of service to customers at all times.
Follows basic recipes and/or product directions for preparing, seasoning, cooking, tasting, carving and serving soups, meats, vegetables, desserts and other foodstuffs for consumption in eating establishments.
Prepares foods under direct supervision or instruction by operating a variety of kitchen equipment to measure and mix ingredients, washing, peeling, cutting and shredding fruits and vegetables, and trimming and cutting meat, poultry or fish for culinary use.
Tastes products, reads menus, estimates food requirements, checks production, and keeps records in order to accurately plan production requirements and requisition supplies and equipment.
May clean and sanitize work stations and equipment
Equipment Used: - General office equipment, mixer, ovens, steamer, microwave, toaster, blender, steam tables, fryer, food processor, scales, and dishwasher
Job Code: 100069
License or Certification:
Training in food preparation for therapeutic diets, recent institutional cooking experience and special function cooking experience desirable. Knowledge of food safety guidelines preferred
Equipment Used: - General office equipment, mixer, ovens, steamer, microwave, toaster, blender, steam tables, fryer, food processor, scales, dishwasher
- Good visual acuity and ability to communicate.
- Ability to lift, push, pull and retrieve approximately 100% of the time.
- Ability to safely lift and carry objects weighing up to 30 pounds on a regular basis.
- Ability to safely push/pull objects weighing up to 100 pounds on wheels, with assistance, if necessary.
- Ability to demonstrate safe retrieval skills from above the head to floor level with objects up to 50 pounds.
- Ability to withstand prolonged standing and walking.
- Ability to reach, stoop, bend, kneel, and crouch are required for patient care functions and in setting up and monitoring equipment.
Address: 189 May Street, Worcester 01602
Shift: Day Job
Job ID: 2131507