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St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health Cook - Nutritional Care in Mission Viejo, California

We are looking for a Cook for the Nutritional Care Department at Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center.

Location: Mission Viejo, CA

Work Schedule: On Call/ Per Diem

Shift: 8-hour, Days

Job Summary:

Under general supervision prepares/serves quality food in appropriate quantities and in a timely manner for patients, employees, staff, and visitors in accordance with established recipes and menus. Assures that all safety and sanitation requirements are met.

Essential Functions:

  • Uses customer service skills in performing job responsibilities to patients, families, visitors, and staff.

  • Open and Set-up:

  • Sets up assigned area.

  • Cleans all serving areas.

  • Arranges foods in an attractive, sanitary manner with proper utensils for serving.

  • Stocks area with adequate service ware and condiments.

  • Gathers ingredients and equipment to assure that quality and accurate quantity of food is ready to cook for patient, employee, staff, and visitor service in a timely manner using established recipes. Receives orders for items to be cooked.

  • Preps, measures, weigh, and combine ingredients for preparation of all food in accordance with established recipes.

  • Cooks quality food according to established recipes in appropriate quantities for timely service to patients, employees, staff, and visitors.

  • Ensures adequate quantities and types of foods are available and are properly dated and rotated at all times.

  • Assures that all safety and sanitation standards and regulations, as well as, policies and procedures established by the NCS Department are met.


  • Demonstrated ability to lead and train staff in food service environment.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of quantity food preparation/catering services.

  • Knowledge of regulations and codes on safety and sanitation.

  • Knowledge and ability to operate food service equipment.

  • Good verbal, reading, and writing skills.

  • Basic math skills for calculating measures n order to prepare appropriate quantities and decrease menu batches.

  • Visual ability required for reading recipes, ingredient containers, food labels, cleaning supply labels, and instructions.

  • Ability to walk and stand for majority of each workday.

  • Good customer service skills.

  • Proficient in required competencies upon completion of orientation, as listed on the unit specific competency inventory (if applicable).

  • Knowledgeable in preparation of special diet foods.

Minimum Position Requirements:

Experience: 2 years - Cooking or catering experience.

Preferred Position Qualifications:

Education: Coursework/Training - Vocational training in food production.

Experience: Experience in hospital food production.

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At Mission Hospital with locations in Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach, CA our core values of Compassion, Dignity, Justice, Excellence and Integrity translate into an environment where the welfare of our patients always comes before the bottom line. As a member of Providence Health System, we serve all of south Orange County.

Mission Hospital Mission Viejo is a Level II Trauma Center and is the area's designated regional trauma center. We have Centers of Excellence in heart, maternity, trauma, breast care, spine, vascular, stroke and brain injury.

Mission Hospital Laguna Beach provides local coastal communities with 24-hour emergency department services, medical/surgical services, behavioral health programs including inpatient and outpatient psychiatric and chemical dependency services and an outpatient eating disorder program.

Mission Surgery Center performs approximately 4,500 annual surgeries and provides a safe and convenient outpatient setting. It is accredited by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care.

We've received two Beacon Awards for clinical excellence and in 2012 we received Magnet Designation which recognizes hospitals for top patient care, quality nursing and innovations in nursing and healthcare. We offer a collegial work environment with competitive salaries and benefits.

Mission 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, Mission 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: Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center

Category: Cook/ Chef

Req ID: R349108