HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Cook in Largo, Florida

The Cook performs a variety of tasks that facilitate the provision of food services and nutrition support to patients, employees and visitors. These duties include: * Prepares, seasons, and cooks food for patients, staff, visitors, and special functions. * Reviews menus to determine types and quantities of food. * Prepares quality food in sufficient quantities to cover all service requirements. * Coordinates timing of preparation in order to meet service schedules for patients, staff, visitors and catering services. * Adheres to standardization of recipes and portion control to prevent food waste and control cost. * Provides care and sanitation of equipment in production area. * Adheres to sanitation and safety standards (HACCP) * Participates in the process of ordering supplies. * Gives directions to personnel who assist in food preparation. * Utilizes knowledge of age specific needs of patient in performance of duties and responsibilities. * Orients and mentors new staff members.

Job qualifications include: * Completion of formal training program in food preparation preferred. * Knowledge of basic principles and requirements of food safety and sanitation required. * Knowledge of basic principles of nutrition as related to modified diets. * Minimum one (1) year of food service experience in quantity food preparation/production in a hospital, extended care facility, or other quality food service operation. * Previous experience in food preparation in a hospital preferred. * Knowledge of basic principles of nutrition as related to modified diets. * Department of Health and Human Services certification preferred. * Certification in Basic Food Safety and Sanitation, "Certified Food Service Handler" or more in-depth Certification as Food Service Manager preferred. * Ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment. * Ability to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and/or equipment up to 50 lbs. * Ability to deal with stressful situations and to stand for long periods of time

Title: Cook

Location: Florida-Largo-Largo Medical Center- Largo

Requisition ID: 00144-10046