Cold Production 10:30A -7:30P * SIGN ON BONUS eligible $10,000

Job Locations US-IA-Oskaloosa
Food Services
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


The cook is responsible for preparation and service of food items needed for meals served to hospital patients, guests and employees.


 Wash and prepare fruits, vegetables; arrange salad ingredients in attractive manner and refrigerate until meal time.
 Prepare meats and fish in various ways; test food by tasting, smelling or piercing to determine that it is cooked-through; maintain proper temperatures for hot and cold foods.
 Provide assistance with tray set-up, salad preparation, and procuring food from refrigerator, freezer or other storage location.
 Maintain cooking area in a clean, neat and orderly manner.
 Must be able to read and follow standardized recipes.
 Ability to operate kitchen/cafeteria machinery.
 Calculate and tally the amount of food and supplies required for daily meals. Must use portion control as indicated on the recipes and on the menu.
 All food items must be dated and labeled with the month and day. Food will be rotated on first-in-first-out rotation. This position is responsible to check food and supplies for spoilage.
 Patient trays and snacks will be prepared in accordance with provider’s diet order and the dietician-approved menu. Selective menus will also be prepared with the diet order and the menu.
 Wear proper PPE (personal protective equipment) when performing job duties.
 Must be able to perform the physical demands of the job.
 Maintains regular and reliable attendance.


 High school diploma, GED, or equivalent preferred.
 Required to show proof of having completed Mandatory Reporter course at time of hire or attend within 6 months of start date.
 Must adhere to all training requirements as mandated by Federal, State, and Professional licensure and regulatory standards.
 Prior cooking experience in a hospital or care center setting.


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