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Cook - Prn

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Cook - Prn Job Description
Universal Health Services, Inc.
is one of the nation's largest and most respected
health care management companies, operating through its subsidiaries
acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory
centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more
than 65,000 employees. The UHS
business strategy is
to build or purchase health care properties in rapidly growing
markets and create a strong franchise based on exceptional service
and effective cost control. Our success comes from a responsive
management style and a service philosophy based on integrity,
competence and compassion
River Point
Behavioral Health
 is a 95-bed
treatment facility that specializes in quality behavioral health and
substance abuse services for adults and seniors.  We offer a full continuum of
care through an integrated system of inpatient, residential, partial
hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs.  Progressive professionals in
the fields of psychiatry, medicine, nursing, social services,
education and activity therapy provide our  comprehensive services.
Job duties for this
position will include the following:
On morning shift opens the
kitchen and ensures organization of daily events; on night shift
ensures all equipment is turned off, freezer loaded, cleaning
schedules followed and kitchen is
Complies with facility and
departmental policies and procedures regarding food services
Follows menus and recipes
as provided by the Dietary Director.
Prepares meals and
beverages according to menu cycle and daily production sheet,
providing attention to attractive and tasteful meals, attractive
display on tray line.
Accurately prepares food
for modified diets, consulting with Dietitian as
Completes and prepares
meals in a timely manner as prescribed by posted meal
Follows posted cleaning
schedule and ensures a clean work area and dining room at all times.
Uses the posted opening and closing check lists to ensure a safe and
clean facility each day
Documents refrigeration,
freezer and milk cold box temperatures which are taken on a daily
basis and ensures the morning aide has properly taken and documented
the dish machine temperatures and sanitizing cycle PPM according to
posted schedule on a daily basis.
Adheres to standards for
food temperatures during cooking, serving and storage of
Will turn into the Dietary
Director all completed check lists at the end of each
Maintains walk-in
refrigerator, freezer and storerooms in an orderly fashion, and
properly dates and labels all open and/or leftover food items.
Ensures all cans in the dry storeroom have been properly dated and
Adheres to appropriate
portion control and avoids
Complies with established
guidelines for sanitation and safety, follows cleaning schedules as
posted. Ensures any discrepancies noted on department sanitation
inspections are promptly addressed and
Provides leadership to the
other food service staff during shift ensuring completion of daily
Interacts with patients in
the serving line, offering assistance in the selection of a
nutritionally balanced meal. 
Provides good customer service for patients and staff always
practicing service excellence methods.
Reports any equipment
malfunction immediately to the Assistant Manager and/or the Dietary
Provides assistance with
washing dishes and maintaining dish room in a clean and orderly
Performs end of shift
clean up of work area to include sweeping and spot mopping of kitchen
Demonstrates understanding of proper cleaning and sanitation
Serves on food line as needed
Answers questions and demonstrates procedures
for food service workers
Assists in training personnel, stocks and stores food service
items delivered to the facility in a timely
Assists in the preparation of daily menu
items; adheres to standard recipes and general
Follows designated recipes, will measure,
weighs and combine all ingredients for quantity and quality
preparation of assigned menu items
Prepares food items for individual serving
following portion control standards
Maintains safe and sanitary conditions in specified work
Uses established safety practices to protect
health and safety of personnel and
Assists in maintenance of inventory, food
consumption and other food service
Will ensure that all food items put on the
serving line will be within the proper temperatures for serving and
will assist with preparing meal trays for delivery to patients on
units in accordance with policies that are
Will take temperatures of all food items on
the serving line each meal and record them on the “patient
service log” and will ensure that the kitchen aide delivering
meals to units will take temperatures of food items in a test tray
according to the prescribed schedule to ensure that patients are
receiving hot nutritious meals
Provides routine information about meals to
Performs other duties as assigned by the Dietary Director
and/or the Assistant Manager.
Adheres to the prescribes dress codes
for the company and the department which must include proper footware
which must be at least a non slip soled shoe with a closed back and a
solid toe.
The job descriptions included in this
job description are not all inclusive of daily responsibilities of
this kitchen position. It would be impossible to list all tasks
involved with the proper completion of this position. 
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Do you need more training in
customer service
to qualify for this job?
Cook - Prn Job Requirements
Qualified candidates for the position must have these skills and
•Must have some high school education
•Must have at least 6 months commercial food
preparations experience preferably in a healthcare setting
•Able to follow and comprehend oral and written instructions for
food plans, and food and kitchen preparations
•Must be able to calculate the proper proportions for the serving
of a meal and modifying any necessary recipes as needed
•Must be able to follow the safety requirements for the
•Must be to lift 25 or more pounds
•Must be able to stand for long periods of time
•Must be able to manuever throughout the cafeteria and kitchen
•Must be able to push or pull 30 pounds or more
•Must be able to work the required scheduled as needed from 6a to
7p and some weekends (Hours will vary)

Company info

Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS)
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