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Job Details

Cook - PRN

Company name
LifeCare Hospitals

Plano, TX, United States

Employment Type

Chef, Hospitality, Healthcare

Posted on
Apr 24, 2023

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We have an immediate opportunity for Cooks.

General Summary:

The Cook assembles patient meal trays according to diet orders. Responsible for set up, breakdown, and sanitation of food and non-food items for patient meal services. Prepares hot food items for patients, employee and visitor meals. The Cook is actively involved in department activities, transdisciplinary team activities, and LifeCare activities to ensure individualized, patient-centered health care for all patient populations admitted to LifeCare Hospital.

Patient Population:

Has contact with patients in a non-clinical setting; understands and demonstrates appropriate behavior when interacting with patients in the adult (18-65 years of age) and geriatric (65 and older) populations.

Essential Functions:

Cooks a variety of food according to menus, special dietary or nutritional restrictions or numbers of portions to be served and ensures consistent quality of food. Apportion and serve food to patients, families, employees and visitors of the Hospital.

Review menus, production sheets and catering requests to determine type and quantities of food items to be prepared. Sets up and stocks cafeteria with appropriate food and non-food items for meal service. Ensures appropriate par levels are maintained for the operation of the cafeteria/kitchen.

Plans/organizes work for assigned shift to properly utilize time, resources and supplies to ensure work assignments are completed timely.

Clean and inspect galley equipment, kitchen appliances and work areas to ensure cleanliness and functional operation.

Greets patients, employees and visitors in a courteous and respectful manner, responds with positive interpersonal skills and handles requests with a positive attitude.

Ensures safety at all times by notifying the supervisor of any risk factors seen, initiating and maintaining appropriate safety measures. Responds to and assists others in emergency situations in a calm and effective manner.

The knowledge and skills necessary to perform position requirements are demonstrated through the successful completion of competencies established for the position, to include population served, and other special needs of patients and customers, served by the department.

Adheres to LifeCare policies, procedures, all safety plans, and all standards imposed by regulatory organizations.

Regular attendance and timeliness is required.

This description is a general statement of required essential functions performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.



Not applicable.


One year experience in food service.


High school diploma or equivalent is preferred.


Meets local health requirements for food/safety handling as required by regulatory agencies.

Company info

LifeCare Hospitals
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