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Date: Dec 7, 2017

Location: Castle Rock, CO, US

Company: Centura Health

Situated between Denver and Colorado Springs, Castle Rock Adventist Hospital is a new, 50-bed acute care hospital (opened in 2013) and Level III Trauma Center providing comprehensive health care to the greater Castle Rock community and surrounding areas. From experienced emergency services to delivering babies in our innovative and comfortable Birthplace, this hospital was built as a true community partnership between Centura Health and the people of Castle Rock. In the short time since it has been open, area residents not only look to this hospital for care, but enjoy visiting its community gardens, outdoor spaces and restaurant.  The ER is one of the busiest in the area and staffed with board-certified emergency physicians and specialty-trained emergency nurses.  We have on-site imaging that includes MRI, CT, ultrasound, X-ray and digital mammography as well as on-site laboratory services.  If you are looking for the close-knit feel of a modern, neighborhood hospital in a picturesque, family-oriented community that offers the very best of Colorado living, we invite you to explore our opportunities. For more information about Castle Rock Adventist Hospital, visit

Job Description/Job Posting ID: 110683

Recruiter Contact: Hannah Wair -

Clinic/Department: 8534 CASTLE DIETARY 


Schedule: Per Requested Need

Shift: Variable

Our Cook - Senior is part of our Manna team. We are a community-centered restaurant with a focus on humane, sustainable, and responsible farming practices. Our menu changes seasonally and utilizes fresh, local ingredients; on-site garden provides fresh produce during the summer months. Manna has altered the perception of healthcare food service. This is not hospital food! This is a full service restaurant that features a modern dining room, exceptional wait staff. Manna features an ever changing menu and open kitchen where you can watch your meal being prepared to order by the chefs. The restaurant reflects Colorado's growing season and features menu items with the best ingredients our region has to offer. In addition, Castle Rock Adventist Hospital features a Community Garden with 90 raised garden beds and a 15,000 square foot garden supplying the restaurant with fresh herbs and vegetables.  Check us out on-line at 


Position Summary

Follows a menu to prepare and cook food for patients, visitors and staff members with minimal guidance. 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. Oversees the quality of food being served and the cleanliness of the service and cooking areas. Mentors less experience Nutrition Services staff.

Minimum Education Requirements

  • High School diploma or GED, preferred

Minimum Experience Requirements

  • Three years of previous healthcare or commercial cooking experience

  • Experience in hospital food service setting preferred

  • Strong communication skills

  • Ability to read, write and speak English

  • Basic computer skills


  • Food Service Safe Certification, preferred

Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )

  • Cooks all foods according to the standardized recipes. *

  • 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 prepared meet 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. *

  • Assesses requirements to avoid over/under production of foods. *

  • Plans and requisitions food daily for preparation and processing. *

  • 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 SR 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, 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. *

  • Ensures that required sanitary levels are maintained throughout the food preparation process. *

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

  • Assists in care and maintenance of department equipment and supplies. *

  • 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. *

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

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

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

  • Participates in department and hospital educational programs, inservice meeting and safety trainings. *

  • Participates in the interviewing and selection process. *

  • Provides orientation to new staff and ongoing training for less experienced staff. *

  • Provides feedback to supervisor/manager regarding performance for annual evaluations and correction actions. *

  • 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. 

Nearest Major Market: Denver

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