Under limited supervision, is responsible for the daily preparation of food items and other nutritional services to patients, their families, and Mercy guests. Works both bulk prep area and line station areas as needed. Assists in keeping the department clean, organized and well stocked. Works to ensure efficiency in food preparation by following recipes while maintaining appealing plate presentation and quality tasting food. Other responsibilities may include tray assembly, distribution and service. Adheres to the principles of Service Excellence Guiding Behaviors and the philosophy and mission of Mercy in all aspects of job performance.
Your best life. Our one purpose.
Our colleagues are proud to go the extra mile. At MercyOne Siouxland, we understand that elevating patient-centered care comes from the efforts of all colleagues. We imagine and embrace bold new ideas to revolutionize health care.
What we offer:
We care about your wellbeing, both physical and mental, which is why our benefit package includes:
About the Job:
- Wellness programs
- Education reimbursement
- Personalized health insurance plans including dental and vision
- Paid time off
- Long- and short-term leave
- Retirement planning
- Life insurance coverage
Under limited supervision, is responsible for the daily preparation of food items and other nutritional services to patients, their families, and MercyOne guests. Works both bulk prep area and line station areas as needed. Assists in keeping the department clean, organized and well stocked. Works to ensure efficiency in food preparation by following recipes while maintaining appealing plate presentation and quality tasting food.
job description -write in MercyOne voiceWhat you will do:
What we are looking for:
- Prepares all food items in a sanitary and timely manner. Operates and cleans equipment to transform raw food for cooking.
- Follows standardized recipes, portioning and presentation standards. Completes and utilizes daily production worksheets and waste log sheets. Tastes completed meals to ensure quality.
- Cleans and maintains work station while practicing good safety, sanitation and organizational skills. Utilizes safe food handling practices.
- Restocks food items and supplies as needed to maintain appropriate levels in a state of readiness.
- Communicates to manager food product needs, i.e., food items, supplies, etc.
- Communicates any patient or customer related problems to appropriate personnel.
- Completes all daily, weekly or monthly reports (i.e., daily temperature log) as outlined in the department policies and procedures on a timely basis meeting all prescribed deadlines.
- Prepares menus and/or trays for all therapeutic diets and is mindful of age-specific preferences.
- Works to ensure that all food items are properly stored, labeled, dated and rotated as needed.
- Is able to work all line station areas as well as the bulk prep area.
- Follows recipes to standardize food preparation and has the ability to determine how to properly cook food products.
- Assists in training others regarding recipe knowledge and procedures, product specification, plate presentation and other cook duties and responsibilities.
- Assists in controlling food costs by reporting and stopping waste and over portioning.
Why MercyOne Siouxland?
- High school diploma or GED required. If you do not have high school diploma or GED must have 5 years of culinary/cook experience in lieu of degree.
- Must have a minimum of 1-2 years previous institutional or health-care food service experience.
- Must have a basic understanding of professional cooking and knife handling skills.
- Must have the ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, recipes, production-system reports, short correspondence and memos. Requires ability to write simple correspondence and to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other associates.
MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center is a 238-bed regional center that provides residents in a 33-county tri-state region an entire continuum of preventive, primary, acute and tertiary healthcare services. MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center is home to the only Level II trauma center in western Iowa - one of only four trauma care facilities in the state to receive verification from the American College of Surgeons - and MercyOne Air Med, a regional helicopter ambulance service.About MercyOne and Trinity Health
We are MercyOne: a connected system of health care facilities and services dedicated to helping you and your community live your best life.
More than 20,000 colleagues strong, our care providers and staff make your health and happiness their highest priority, so you can get well-and stay well. With 420 care locations, our clinics, medical centers and affiliates are never too far from home, allowing us to improve the lives of individuals and communities across the state of Iowa and beyond.
MercyOne Siouxland is a proud member of Trinity Health, one of the nation's largest Catholic healthcare delivery systems, our network spans 22 states, 94 hospitals and 133,000 colleagues nationwide.The MercyOne Mission Defines Us:
MercyOne serves with fidelity to the Gospel as a compassionate, healing ministry of Jesus Christ to transform the health of our communities.Our timeless values guide us:
MercyOne Cultural Beliefs Direct Us:
- Commitment to the Poor
Be ONE: I benefit from and strengthen MercyOne.
Personalize Care: Your experience. My responsibility.
Own It!: I own my actions to deliver our key results.
Improve Daily: I make improvements every day for those we serve including each other.
Innovate: I imagine and embrace bold new ideas to revolutionize health.
MercyOne Siouxland and all its affiliates are proud to be equal opportunity employers. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, physical disability or any other classification protected under local, state or federal law.Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.
Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.