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Providence Cook in San Pedro, California


Providence is calling a Cook (Part time/Variable Shift) to Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro in San Pedro, CA.

We are seeking a Cook under general supervision, who will be responsible to complete job duties according to assigned task and analysis. Responsibility of production for patient and non-patient meal services. Employee must be able to relate to and work with all ages between neonatal and geriatrics.

In this position you will:

  • Accurately prepare meals using proper techniques

  • Prepare meals which are of good quality, seasoned properly, of proper doneness, temperature, consistency, on time and presented attractively

  • Follow patient tally sheets and all recipes

  • Label, date and rotate food appropriately and returns unused foods to proper storage areas

  • Practice proper infection control techniques and keeps a clean environment

  • Prepare grill items to proper portions, doneness, temperature and appropriately garnishes them in a timely manner

  • Prepare and set up food for cafeteria meal service

  • Documentation/Information Management:

  • Communicate work-related problems and personal concerns to a supervisor in a timely manner

  • Communicate to others in a calm, tactful and professional manner

  • Seek clarification when unsure of a procedures

  • When appropriate, answer department phone in a courteous manner, identify oneself and department

  • Leadership/Supervision:

  • Ability to be a self-starter and work with minimal supervision

  • Development:

  • Demonstrate a positive approach to job changes

  • Able to adjust work output to fluctuating job demands

  • Willing to work in all units if needed during staffing shortages

  • Willing to adapt to changes

  • Performance Improvement:

  • Able to recognize potent1al problems and take appropriate action

  • Accept responsibility for actions and willing to take action to resolve problems

  • Willing and able to train new employees

  • Attend all relevant meetings and in services when on duty

  • Willing and able to follow supervisory instructions

  • Demonstrate understanding of the job and its requirements

  • Demonstrate an understanding of disaster procedures, body mechanics, proper use of equipment and cleaning agents. fire safety and MSDS

  • Budgetary:

  • Exercise care when using food, chemical and paper supplies

  • Perform duties in time allotted


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • 1 year institutional food service experience

  • Requires the ability to establish and maintain a courteous and cooperative (service-oriented) working relationship with patients, families, visitors, hospital staff and co-workers

  • Requires the ability to make calculations

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Graduation from technical or culinary school majoring in culinary art

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro is a 259-bed nonprofit hospital that has served the Harbor and greater South Bay communities since 1925. Our Medical Center offers a comprehensive array of medical and surgical services each distinguished by innovation, quality and excellence in its respective area. We received the CHART “Certificate of Excellence” for receiving superior or above average results across the majority of outcomes and process measures publicly reported by CHART. We ranked in the top 21 among more than 240 hospitals throughout the state compared by California Healthcare Foundation, and were the first location in the South Bay to carry the Gold Seal of Approval® from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers. As a member of Providence Health & Services, we are continually driven by the caring tradition of our heritage – the foundation of our Mission and core values – to embrace respect, compassion, justice, excellence and stewardship. Providence Health & Services today celebrates unprecedented growth, recognition for top quality health care, a vibrant employee culture where new ideas are encouraged and a drive to help the underprivileged - all with an eye toward the future.

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Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Part-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Cook/Chef

Location: California-San Pedro

Req ID: 281894