Cook- $500 Sign on Bonus (Full Time)

Job Description

Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital

175 Lancaster Blvd

Mechanicsburg 17055


We are looking for  a Cook for our Nutrition Services Department -NO Late Nights! 



The Cook prepares, seasons and cooks regular and therapeutic diets for patients, employees, visitors and special functions.



 Follows menus, recipes, and oral instructions in the preparation of various foods.

 Properly displays food on the serving line or on platters for banquets.

 Serves appropriate portion sizes based on menu specifications.

 Plans timing of preparation of the food to ensure food satisfaction.

― Ensures satisfaction regarding taste, texture, temperature and appearance.

 Covers, labels, and dates all left-over or opened foods and effectively uses left-overs.

 Apportions servings according to menu combinations or orders for patients.

 May assist in ordering the inventory of food/supplies, as needed.

 Prepares daily food production reports for submission to supervisor as needed.

 Prepares or directs distribution of food to units as required.

 Monitors and records refrigerator and freezer temperatures.

 Monitors and records temperatures on patient and cafeteria steam table.

 May require supervision of other department staff members in absence of manager.

 Performs all cleaning responsibilities as assigned and maintains a clean workspace.

 Organizes, plans, and manages time effectively to complete assignments.

 Meets position requirements and performs essential functions.

 Completes mandatory training and courses required by completion date.

Job Code: 100069




License or Certification:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

 Training in food preparation for therapeutic diets, recent institutional cooking experience, and/or special function cooking

experience desirable.  

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

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: 

 Visual acuity, speech recognition, speech clarity.

 Ability to lift, lower, push, pull, and retrieve objects weighing a minimum of 30 pounds. Reasonable assistance may be requested when lifting, pushing, and/or pulling exceeds these minimum requirements.

 Ability to safely push/pull objects weighing up to 100 pounds on wheels, with assistance, if necessary. The push/pull weight will be based on a loaded maximum weight of 200 pounds per cart.  Ability to withstand prolonged standing and walking. 

 Ability to reach, stoop, bend, kneel, and crouch are required.

Skills and Abilities: 

 Oral communication, written communication, fluency in English, active listening.

 Information ordering, deductive reasoning, social perceptiveness, time management, critical thinking.

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

 Ability to work independently without continuous supervision.

Environmental Conditions:

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

 Handicapped accessible.

 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: 

 Maintains current licensure and/or certifications, if applicable.

 Has regular, reliable, and predictable attendance and punctuality.

 Adheres to dress code including wearing ID badge.

 Adheres to Standards of Business Conduct.

 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.

 May be required to stay after workday to assist after a disaster situation until relief arrives.

 May be required to perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

 This position will support cultural diversity by promoting and maintaining an inclusive work environment and culture that is respectful and accepting of diversity.

Address: 175 Lancaster Blvd., Mechanicsburg 17055
Shift: Day Job
Schedule: Part-time
Job ID: 2219524