Northeast Georgia Health System, Inc.

Gainesville, Georgia

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Northeast Georgia Health System is rooted in a foundation of improving the health of our communities.

About the Role:

Job Summary

Responsible for quality food production for patients and staff. This position must follow standardized recipes and production sheets to ensure consistency and minimize waste. The cook is responsible for ensuring compliance with regulatory agencies.

Minimum Job Qualifications

  • Licensure or other certifications:
  • Educational Requirements:
  • Minimum Experience:
  • Other:

Preferred Job Qualifications
  • Preferred Licensure or other certifications:
  • Preferred Educational Requirements: High School Diploma or GED
  • Preferred Experience: Two (2) years cooking experience
  • Other:

Job Specific and Unique Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to read, understand, and speak basic English to perform essential job functions of the job
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide
  • Ability to follow verbal and written directions
  • Ability to understand and carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form

Essential Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Responsible for preparing items according to established guidelines. Checks menu and production schedule to determine variety and quantity of foods to prepare. Uses standardized recipe scaled to appropriate amounts based on the number of patients, cafeteria, and/or catering needs etc. Prepares hot food following preparation sheets and recipes. Properly portions and ensures presentation standards are met. Recommends to Chef Manager/Supervisor proper utilization of leftover food products. Prepares foods at appropriate temperatures. Sets up tray line and cafeteria line on time. Replenishes food as needed on cafeteria line or tray line. Anticipates items that might run out and have a backup ready. Does advance preparation as indicated.
  • Maintains safety and sanitation standards ensuring compliance with local and state regulations. Cleans equipment according to standards. Cleans and sanitizes work area throughout the day and at the end of shift. Ensures green/red buckets are in place and being used appropriately. Holds food at the appropriate temperature. Uses cool down procedure for food in the temperature danger zone. Correctly documents temperature monitoring per procedure. Keeps area organized and free from clutter. Labels and stores food properly. Ensures food is used or discarded prior to or on expiration date. Follows hand washing guidelines and wears gloves when handling ready to eat food. This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, tasks, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. Management reserves the right to modify essential functions of the job, or to require that other or different tasks be performed.

Physical Demands
  • Weight Lifted: Up to 50 lbs, Occasionally 0-30% of time
  • Weight Carried: Up to 50 lbs, Occasionally 0-30% of time
  • Vision: Moderate, Occasionally 0-30% of time
  • Kneeling/Stooping/Bending: Frequently 31-65%
  • Standing/Walking: Frequently 31-65%
  • Pushing/Pulling: Occasionally 0-30%
  • Intensity of Work: Frequently 31-65%
  • Job Requires: Reading, Writing, Reasoning, Talking, Fingering

Working at NGHS means being part of something special: a team invested in you as a person, an employee, and in helping you reach your goals.

NGHS: Opportunities start here.

Northeast Georgia Health System is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.

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