COOK (PCN 1012)
Work Hours: Varies
The Cook is responsible for preparing and serving nutritionally adequate and culturally acceptable food for patients, employees, visitors and special hospital events.
KNOWLDEGE AND EXPERIENCE:
The position of Cook requires the incumbent possess the minimum of a high school diploma or GED. Preference will be given to applicants who have completed a course of study in culinary arts, or a formal apprenticeship program, and have at least 2 years experience in commercial food production.
The individual must demonstrate knowledge of:
- Standard recipes & culinary techniques, and the ability to create recipes.
- Have a history of following standardized recipes and batch food production as well as basic understanding of nutrition with emphasis in therapeutic diets.
- Have the ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
- The Cook must also have the ability to operate all equipment within the dietary department.
- The Cook must hold a manager's level food safety certification from ServSafe. Incumbent cooks who possess a State of Alaska Food Handler's Certificate must become ServSafe certified within six (six) months of the date this policy is implemented.
South Peninsula Hospital is a combination 22 bed acute care hospital and a 28 bed nursing home located at the end of the Kenai Peninsula. The Cook is exposed to food, grease, steam, water, detergents and other cleaning chemicals, heat, cold, and noise. There may be times when the Cook is exposed to sharps and body fluids. There are risks to cuts, falls, bums, back injury due to lifting, and frequent temperature changes. This position requires working rotating shifts which include weekends, holidays, early and late shifts.