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Food Service Worker, Cook - Dietary - PRN

at Montrose Memorial Hospital

Posted: 4/27/2019
Job Status: On Call
Job Reference #: 983110
Keywords: room service

Job Description

  • Food Service
  • Montrose, CO, USA
  • DOE
  • Hourly
  • Per Diem

Position Overview: 

Works as a team member with dietary personnel and dietitians in the daily production requirements for patient room service requests and Lobby Grille production needs. Prepares meats, fish, fowl, vegetables, gravies, soups, sauces, and baked goods according to standardized recipes. Makes changes in diets as required by dietary orders. Assembles patient nourishment. Assists patients in food choices as recommended by physician and/or dietitian. Demonstrates ability to offer guidelines for the physician prescribed diets. Assists in delivery and communication of foodstuffs to patients. Assures product quality, observes food service safety standards for proper food storage, handling, cooking/serving temperatures, and the minimization of food waste. Reports to the Food Service Director. The essential functions include but are not limited to the list that follows. This department will do whatever it takes to have a 5-star customer service program.


Essential Functions: 

Prepares foodstuffs for patients and cafeteria meals with standards of quality as specified by the Colorado Department of Health and JCAHO standards for all basic food handling guidelines as specified by local, state and federal health agencies. Proper preparation of foodstuffs as ordered by physician, dietitian, captain and/or room service personnel paying specific attention to items such as portion control, high calories, low protein, etc., dietary needs.


Qualifications & Skills:  

a)    Education: High School diploma or equivalent. Education in food service cooking in a formal institutional food service operation or restaurant desired. 

b)    Training & Experience: One-year experience or equivalent in institutional cooking, preferably in a health care setting. 

c)    Job Knowledge: Required to demonstrate knowledge and ability to perform institutional food service cooking measured by the Health Care Food Service Training Manual and competency tests. Required to demonstrate full knowledge of therapeutic diets. Ability to communicate in a highly effective manner as measured by the Health Care Food Service Training Manual and competency tests. Food handling/safety course desired but not mandatory at time of employment. Ability to demonstrate professional phone etiquette and professional interactions with patients, staff and visitors. Knowledge of therapeutic diets desired.