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University of Utah Health Cook in Salt Lake City, Utah

Overview

As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

This position prepares a variety of food service items by following established hospital recipes and procedures. Incumbents may be given the responsibility to lead the activities of other cooks and perform advanced duties associated with the preparation and cooking of food products. The position is not responsible for providing patient care.

Corporate Overview: The University of Utah is a Level 1 Trauma Center and is nationally ranked and recognized for our academic research, quality standards and overall patient experience. Our four hospitals and seventeen clinics provide excellence in our comprehensive services, medical advancement, and overall patient outcomes.

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Responsibilities

  • Bakes, roasts, stews, fries, steam-cooks, or otherwise prepares food products for cooking by following instructions and standard hospital recipes.

  • Utilizes knowledge of cooking methods and preparation time requirements to ensure that adequate amounts of properly prepared foods are provided in a timely fashion. Uses cooking knowledge and experience to adjust recipes for factors such as altitude, special diet orders, etc.

  • Adheres to manufacturer instructions and standard hospital kitchen procedures when operating machinery and equipment used in cooking including slicers, choppers, steamers, broilers, griddles, fryers, braziers, blenders, microwaves, etc.

  • Weighs cooking products, as required, ensuring proper portion delivery.

  • Cleans the work area, refrigerators, stoves, ovens, storeroom, and utensils in order to comply with hospital, county and state sanitation requirements.

  • Performs quality checks for taste and appearance of finished food products.

  • Uses department-specific computer software and daily menus to complete purchase and issue requisitions and to forecast cooking production for the cafeteria, catering, day care area, and patient needs.

  • Sets up and stocks area for food service delivery and assists in serving cooked items.

  • Orders, rotates, and maintains adequate stock levels required for cooking production by estimating needs according to the production schedule.

  • Assists in completing all aspects of cooking production to ensure that ordered items are delivered on time.

  • Assists with catering functions including food preparation, set-up, presentation and clean-up.

  • May develop, modify, or experiment with hospital recipes and cooking procedures to improve kitchen output or services.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above.

  • Demonstrated human relations, computer literacy, and effective communication skills.

  • Ability to organize and facilitate functions with minimal notice.

  • Knowledge of cost-control methods and prioritization for timely delivery and service.

  • Knowledge of operating heavy mechanized equipment including slicers, mixers, blenders, steam kettles, fryers, and choppers.

  • Ability to comply with departmental policies regarding attendance and evaluations.

Qualifications

Qualifications Required

  • Two years of institutional cooking experience, or equivalency.

Licenses Required

  • One of the following

  • Current Food Protection Manager certification, accredited by ANSI.

  • Current Utah Food Handler Permit.

* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

Qualifications (Preferred)

Preferred

  • Previous food production experience in a health care setting.

  • Previous supervisory experience may be preferred for some positions.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves intermediate working conditions in a healthcare setting that may exert up to 50 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or otherwise moving equipment or objects. This position is subject to hot or cold temperatures and may be subject to hazards with equipment or cleaning chemicals.

  • We are University of Utah Health. healthcare.utah.edu

Physical Requirements

Carrying, Climbing, Color Determination, Crawling, Far Vision, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Tasting or Smelling, Walking

EEO Statement

University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics, a part of The University of Utah, values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

University of Utah Heath Hospitals and Clinics, a part of The University of Utah, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran's status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources office at 801-581-6500.If you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Sherrie Hayashi

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112

801-581-8365

oeo@utah.edu

Online reports may be submitted atoeo.utah.edu/

For more information: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/

To inquire about this posting, email: careers@hsc.utah.edu

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Requisition Number 47630
Reg/Temp Regular
Employment Type Full-Time
Shift Day
Work Schedule Sunday Through Thursday 5:30 am -2:00 pm Fri & Sat off
Location Name Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital
Patient Care? Yes
City Salt Lake City
State UT
Department NRH ANC 45A Patient NCS
Category Nutrition / Food Services