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Cook - Hospital

Company: Valley Presbyterian
Location: Van Nuys
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Employment Status:Per DiemJob Category:Facilities & HospitalityJOB SUMMARY:

  • Prepares all food items for patient services, cafeteria and catered events.EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS:
    • At least two years full time cooking experience as a cook in a fast paced multi faceted Food Service environment such as a hotels, hospitals, country clubs or airline catering.
    • Must be a team player
    • A self starter, with a clean as you go mentality.
    • Must have the ability to read and interpret recipesEDUCATION:
      • High School graduate or equivalentLICENSURES/CERTIFICATION:
        • Must successfully complete and maintain LA City Fire Card certification at the time of hire or within the first 30 days of employmentDUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ( These are the essential job functions for this position. The essential functions of this job include, but may not be limited to those listed in this job description. Employees hired for this position must be able to perform the essential function of this job without imposing significant risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of themselves or others) :
          • Adheres to established Hospital/departmental policies and procedures, objectives, Quality Assessment and Improvement Program, Infection Assessment and Improvement Program, legal, safety, environment control standards and Patient's Bill of Rights.
          • Makes changes as needed to complete the work assignment
          • Maintains and cares for equipment and supplies. Documents maintenance and repairs.
          • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.SERVICE-LINE DUTIES:
          • Work off the production sheets and follow recipes.
          • Able to prepare food all areas
          • Knowledge of safe food handling practice and sanitation
          • Must be able to work in the main kitchen plus relief for the cook in the cafeteria
          • Do preparations for the next days.The following job accountabilities are not unique to this particular job but are common to all jobs at VPH:Complies with VPH policies and procedures on customer satisfaction and service excellence. Demonstrates professionalism and cultural sensitivity in coordinating activities and communicating with all customers, peers, and the community at large. Conducts self in a professional, respectful and courteous manner during all interactions. Works effectively and collaboratively with others toward common goals.Communicates accurately, honestly, supportively and in a timely manner with department and interdepartmental team members. Demonstrates effective business writing and oral communication skills, handwriting is clear and legible.Participates in operational aspects of the department, and maintains/participates in performance improvement activities within the department.Participates in all departmental specific training, Environment of Care (injury/illness prevention, fire/life safety, hazardous materials, emergency preparedness, utilities management, medical equipment management, safety and security management), infection control (standard precautions, TB Exposure Control Plan, Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan).Demonstrates knowledge of and follows safety practices. Understands the importance of safety, including patient safety in the work place. Maintains a safe environment for self and others.Actively participates in the Patient Safety Program, including event reporting. Identifies sentinel events/near misses and responds per defined organization processes. Participates in education activities and process implementation. Demonstrates advocacy for the patient/customer and appropriately acknowledges patients, customers and visitors.The above statements reflect the essential functions considered necessary to describe the principle content of the job. They are not intended to be a complete statement of all work requirements or duties that may be inherent in the job.WORK ENVIRONMENT:
            • Primarily an inside building/office environment, well lighted and ventilated, which may consist of multiple treatment and/or work sites within the hospital.
              • Fast and continuous work pace with variable workload.
                • Frequent contact with staff and public under a variety of circumstances. Requires ability to communicate clearly (in English) verbally and in writing for effective communication with other staff members, physicians, community members, patients and patient families, employees and applicants of all socio-economic levels from a diverse cultural and ethnic population.
                  • Subject to many interruptions from multiple calls and inquiries and potentially emotional situations involving accidents, injuries, illness and/or death.
                    • Handles emergency/crisis situations in accordance with Hospital policy.
                      • Answers phones or pages

Keywords: Valley Presbyterian, Los Angeles , Cook - Hospital, Healthcare , Van Nuys, California

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