COOK PRN

St. Luke's Hospital
 Chesterfield, MO

Posting Details

PRN Night Shift ($17/hr.)

Description

Responsible for food preparation utilizing multi ingredient/multi-step recipes requiring advanced cooking techniques to produce food in proper quantity meeting quality standards. Assesses recipe for accuracy, identifies discrepancies that impact recipe results and recommendations changes. Manages resources to reduce waste. Maintains food safety by properly handling food throughout all phases of preparation and storage. Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission and values.

Principle Accountabilities: % of Time Spent

1. Prepares the specific food items on the menu according to standardized recipes. 55%

a. Prepares assigned foods as per the Production & Catering sheets assignments.

b. Assesses ingredients to ensure quality and freshness. Reports any deviations of product standards.

c. Handles & prepares foods within HACCP guidelines.

d. Prepares foods according to recipe accurately following ingredient listing amounts & production method. Meets production time line & product quality standards for bulk and/or batch cooking method required for designated foods.

e. Identifies and reports recipe concerns and/or problems when product does not meet quality standards. Make suggestions for change.

f. Accurately scales recipe ingredients to produce number of portions required.

g. Portions product to proper pans for designated location and places in proper storage location to meet serving / pick up time.

h. Records amounts of product produced & amounts returned after service.

i. Utilizes a wide variety of cooking equipment and utensils in safe and effective manner.

2. Maintains food safety, personal safety & sanitary work area. 20%

a. Ensure food is maintained under proper conditions during all stages of production & storage. Follows the HACCP guidelines when handling food items to avoid the temperature danger zone of 41°F-135°F.

b. Adheres to sanitation standards of personal hygiene.

c. Adheres to sanitation standards for equipment sanitation.

d. Cleans & sanitizes work area.

e. Maintains work area to department standards.

f. Assists where and when needed to meet overall department standards for sanitation.

3. Reports all unsafe conditions or equipment to Production Supervisor. 5%

a. Identifies spills, faulty equipment & reports immediately

b. Identifies improper use of equipment & reports immediately

c. Utilizes equipment properly to attain safe food product & maintain personal safety.

d. Reports all injuries to a supervisor immediately.

4. Requisitions supplies from storeroom. 5%

a. Reviews production sheets and menus, list needed items.

b. Completes storeroom request form, in a timely manner.

c. Verifies accuracy of item obtained from storeroom

5. Reduces Waste 5%

a. Identifies creative ideas to incorporate leftovers into menus per supervisor’s approval.

b. Records unusable food items in the WASTE LOG and obtains permission from the production supervisor or lead to dispose of product.

c. Stores all leftovers properly covered, labeled, dated & properly put away within the allowable time frame.

6. Personal Effectiveness 5%

a. Completes all required training for the Department.

b. Participates in working towards attaining department goals & targets

c. Works well with change makes suggestions for improvement. Gives feedback & input.

d. Communicates information clearly & in timely manner.

e. Address problems with appropriate person.

f. Utilizes time & supplies effectively.

8. Performs other work duties as assigned. 5%

Total 100%

Education

High school graduate or GED preferred

Experience

Must be able to read, write and do some math.

Experience in volume cooking required 3 yrs.

Needs general knowledge of special diets and HACCP guidelines.

The assessment, care and treatment provided by Food and Nutrition Services will be consistent with the specific age related needs of the patient. Food and Nutrition Services is competent to provide nutritional care for patient age groups including neonates/infants, children, adolescents, adults and geriatric adults.

Working Conditions

Employee is required to stand and walk continuously. Employee could lift/carry a light (1-20 lbs.) to medium (21-50-lbs.) load occasionally. Employee may be required to lift over 100 lbs. with assistance. Employee is occasionally required to bend, squat, crawl, kneel, climb, and lift waist to overhead. Employee is occasionally required to reach forward and reach overhead. For repetitive action, employee is required to use both hands for simple grasping and pushing/pulling. Employee is exposed to the following environmental conditions: temperature changes (heat, cold, wet, and damp) and noise continuously; and fumes, electrical hazards and confined to small areas frequently.

(Occasionally: 1-33%, Frequently: 34-66%, Continuously: 67-100%)

The most significant of duties are included but this does not exclude occasional work assignments not mentioned or developmental duties.

Job Relationships: Member is a comprehensive healthcare team, including other healthcare providers, the patient, the patient’s family and significant others.

Takes direction from: Asst. Production Supervisor, Supervisor-Catering/Production, Manager-Retail/Catering/Production, Director, Adm. Dietitian

Provides direction to: Food Service Assistants

Supervised by: Supervisor-Catering/Production

Mission/Values

Mission

Faithful to our Episcopal-Presbyterian heritage and its ministry of healing, St. Luke’s is dedicated to improving the health of the communities we serve.

Using talents and resources responsibly, we provide high quality, safe care with compassion, professional excellence and respect for each other and those we serve.

Vision

As an independent healthcare network, we create healthy communities in the region through our commitment to high quality, safe and personalized services.

Core Values

Human Dignity

We accept and treat all persons as being created in the image of God.

Compassion

We respond with caring to the needs of others as if they were members of our family.

Justice

We honor each person's rights and responsibilities in light of the common good.

Excellence

We set and strive to attain high standards of performance and continuous improvement.

Stewardship

We use our talents and resources wisely, with honesty and integrity.

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