Cook - Food & Nutrition (11:30A-7:30P)

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Clinical Support
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2019-R0228542 Requisition #
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Position Type: Regular
Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 75
Primary Location: IA > DES MOINES > MERCY MEDICAL CENTER

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Prepares and cooks a variety of hot and cold foods with quality in taste and visual appeal. Participates in the planning, requisitioning, handling, storing and serving processes. Maintains clean, sanitary work area and practices food safety regulations.

 

      

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Efficiently requisitions, inspects, prepares, cooks, cools and portions large and small quantities of meats, vegetables, cereals, soups, fruits and other forms of food in accordance with quality standards, quantity demands and standardized recipes.

  • Makes and prepares all food items that are baked in oven including but not limited to pies, muffins, cookies, quiche, meatloaf and ribs.
  • Adjusts controls to regulate temperature of ovens.
  • Monitors and oversees food temperatures during hot and cold handling to reduce the incidence of risk factors known to cause food borne illness.
  • Measures ingredients for bakery goods using measuring cups and spoons and mixes by hand or with electric mixer. Cuts dough into uniform portions with knife or divider. Molds dough into loaves or desired shapes. Places shaped dough onto greased sheets or in floured pans.
  • Recommends recipes, menus and changes in recipes and cooking methods to improve quality of food; forecast specific quantities of menu items to be produced; maintains necessary food production records.

  • Forecasts production and utilizes leftovers to maintain efficient waste control program.

  • Processes food for storage and cooling following regulatory codes.

  • Labels and dates items as required.

  • Maintains organized, clean production area, equipment, utensils and tools.

  • Cleans work area, including but not limited to, ovens, stove, grill, and tables.

  • Lifts trays and pans of food from ovens, steamers, and other equipment.

  • Assists in other areas as required.

  • Monitors refrigerator and freezer temperatures internally and externally.

  • Inspects integrity of food products prior to use.

 


 

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • High school diploma or GED preferred.
  • Two year’s experience in restaurant food service and two years bakery experience preferred
Excellent customer service and communication skills

About Us


At Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines, our vision is to provide a Remarkable Mercy Experience to every person we are privileged to serve.  If you are passionate about this vision then join The Mercy Family.


Mercy Medical Center Des Moines leads 4 medical centers, 2 helicopters, and more than 7,000 dedicated health professionals.


- Best Regional Hospital US News 2017-2018
- Best state for nurses, No. 3, in 2017 by WalletHub
- No. 1 Best Place for Millennials to Live in Midwest
- No. 1 Best Affordable Places to Live 2017


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Consistent with our Core Values, Catholic Health Initiatives employers are EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled Employers. Qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected characteristic

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