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St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health Cook - Dietary *Sign-On Bonus $1,250* in Orange, California

We are looking for a Cook for the Dietary Department at St. Joseph Hospital Orange.

Location: Orange, CA

Work Schedule: Part time - 40 Biweekly Hours

Shift: 8-hour, Days (Variable)

Job Summary:

Under the general supervision of the chef, prepares and cooks food for patients, staff and visitors. Responsible for maintaining production and related areas in a clean and sanitary manner in accordance with all local, state and federal regulating agencies.

Essential Functions:

  • Ensure food is prepared for patients and non-patients in an attractive manner and handled in accordance with all governmental regulations.

  • Ability to follow standardized recipes ensuring that there is adequate food to meet demands.

  • Have a working knowledge and demonstrate the ability to prepare meals for the patient population being served (young adult (18-45 years), middle adult (46-60 years), and older adult (60+ years)) in accordance with the prescribed diet.

  • Demonstrate the ability to prepare food safely following HACCP principles.

  • Ensures that area is maintained in a sanitary manner in accordance with all regulatory agencies.

  • Attends department meetings, in-services and staff meetings as scheduled.


  • Knowledge of and interest in food production and presentation are required.

  • Communication skills.

  • Ability to read, write and communicate.

  • Basic math skills required for recipe conversion and measurement.

  • Knowledge of sanitation, storage of food items and rotation of stock.

Minimum Position Requirements:

Experience: 1 year experience in quantity food preparation.

Preferred Position Qualifications:

Education: Coursework/Training - Graduation from an armed forces service cooks and bakers program or a community college quantity food production course.

Experience: Food service experience in a hospital or restaurant setting.

Licenses/Certifications: ServSafe Food Handler certification.

Compassion. Dignity. Justice. Excellence. Integrity.

These timeless values form the heart and soul of St. Joseph Hospital. They are the prime reason that we attract and retain high-caliber employees who believe in the sanctity of their work in our faith-based setting.

As a result of this affinity, most of our employees have remained with us for at least five years. Over 40 percent of our new employees were either referred by friends or applied to work at St. Joseph based on our reputation. It is little wonder, then, that retention rate is significantly higher than the average for healthcare institutions in our community.

Clinical Excellence

When you take the latest in medical technology and place it in the hands of highly skilled clinicians, recognition is sure to follow. In July 2007, 2008 and 2009, St. Joseph Hospital was named one "America's Best Hospitals" for Orthopedic Care by U. S. News and World Report. This highly esteem recognition is testimony to our unique blend medical science and compassionate, values-based care.

A haven that feels like home.

St. Joseph Hospital offers a unique environment in which healthcare givers who share a kindred spirit can do important work and grow both spiritually and professionally. Here, values-based employees view their jobs not simply as careers but also as callings.

Care to get acquainted? Then we warmly invite you to explore the many career opportunities offered by St. Joseph Hospital!

St. Joseph Hospital provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, St. Joseph Hospital complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Positions specified as "on call/per diem" refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as "as needed basis" to fill in for staff vacancies.

Company: St. Joseph Hospital Orange

Category: Cook/ Chef

Req ID: R347918