Cook Assistant:
Centura Health

Centura Health
Parker Colorado

Known locally as the “full-service community hospital doing some big things,” Parker Adventist Hospital, (located at E-470 and Parker Road), offers leading medical experts, the latest technology and a broad array of clinical services. Ranked among the top hospitals in the nation for patient satisfaction, Parker Hospital performs complex spine and brain surgery along with weight-loss and joint-replacement surgery. We have a Level II Trauma Center and a Birthplace with a Level IIIA NICU caring for babies born as early as 28 weeks. Opened 10 years ago and still growing, the entire team is incredibly vibrant, skilled, enthusiastic, innovative and motivated. The sense of “newness” felt at Parker is a big aspect of the culture and the high patient and employee satisfaction scores speak volumes about the care and the environment. Every associate at Parker lives its culture of “relationship based care” each day – treating every patient, family and team member like WE would want to be cared for. For more information about Parker Adventist Hospital and joining the team, visit

Job Description/Job Posting ID: 121063

Recruiter Contact: Mikala Ford,

Clinic/Department: 8534 PARKER DIETARY 


Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Variable 

Position Summary

Follows menu to prepare food items for cooking and assemble food for meals. Responsible for following Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Safe Handling Guidelines regarding food safety and sanitation. Will provide excellent customer services when working with patients, visitors and other staff members.

Minimum Education Requirements

  • High School diploma or GED preferred.

Minimum Experience Requirements

  • Previous restaurant or institutional cooking experience, preferred

  • Experience in hospital food service setting, preferred

  • Strong communication skills; ability to read, write and speak English

  • Basic computer skills required


  • Food Service Safe Certification, preferred

Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )

  • Prepares all food items according to the standardized recipes for cooking and meal assembly. *

  • Prepares food items according to patient specific restrictions and established schedules. *

  • Maintain adequate supply of hot and cold items required for cafeteria, patient and unit stocking. *

  • Prepares food for institutional functions, both standard and special. *

  • Demonstrates ability to operate commercial food preparation equipment. *

  • Ensures that all food served meets existing standards for quality, freshness, taste and appearance. Maintain quality

  • product freshness as assured by proper label dating and rotation. *

  • Alerts supervisor to problems and needs concerning equipment and food supplies. *

  • Practices proper portion control on a consistent basis. *

  • Stock work area and tray line. *

  • Completes all duties of specific food production area. *

  • Treats all customers with respect and exhibits good customer service skills. *

  • Questions and complaints are responded to in a timely manner. *

  • Problems, complaints, or questions that a Cook Assistant cannot respond to are brought to the Supervisor’s attention.*

  • Communicates special needs to appropriate staff to insure patient needs are met. *

  • Helps to maintain a positive, team orientated, professional, and service conscious environment. *

  • Serves as a resource for less experienced staff.

  • Follows uniform and dress code policy. *

  • Follows proper food handling procedures by checking for appropriate food temperatures. *

  • Sorts food waste via recycling, compost or garbage. *

  • Sanitizes utensils and equipment. *

  • Stocks, cleans and maintains a sanitary environment of assigned area. *

  • Puts away the dry staples, disposables, frozen and refrigerated groceries in their appropriate storage areas. *

  • Ensures the use of FIFO rotation system and properly labels and dates all items per policy. *

  • Ensures that items are well organized and accessible. *

  • Follows all department and hospital infection control and safety policies. *

  • Orders conform to diet standards and physician orders. *

  • Applies basic understanding of allergy knowledge when serving patients and guests. *

  • Order for staff and guest trays completed within guidelines for ordering. *

  • Maintains required department records and statistics for administrative purposes and budget preparation. *

  • Participates in department and hospital educational programs, in-service meetings and safety trainings. *

  • Identifies potential needs areas for continuous quality improvement and reports process improvement ideas to supervisor, manager and/or Quality Department. Participates in quality improvement initiatives.

Physical Requirements

  • Light Work - exert/lift up to 20 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 10 lbs. frequently)


Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. 

Basic Qualifications