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Cook

Job Code:  232082
Facility: Psychiatric Institute of Washington
Location: , US
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: High School or equivalent 
Skills:  
Category: Food and Nutritional Services
FTE: 1.0
Position Summary:
The Psychiatric Institute of Washington (PIW) provides comprehensive behavioral healthcare for adolescents, adults and senior adults suffering from mental health and addictive illnesses. We are a 124-bed, short-term, acute care hospital offering inpatient, partial and intensive outpatient hospitalization, as well as specialized treatment programs for chemical dependency. Founded in 1967, PIW combines the rich traditions of its past with the behavioral health options of the present. We have an excellent reputation as an innovative hospital with caring, dedicated staff, experienced in the delivery of behavioral healthcare. 
PIW is part of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS),one of the nation's largest and most respected health care management companies.
PIW is currently hiring for a full time Cook to work in our Food Services/ Dietary department.
 
Requirements
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
 
High School diploma or equivalent
 
Must hold or obtain D.C. sanitation certification and maintain as a condition of continued employment
 
Ability to read, write, and perform simple arithmetic
 
BASIC FUNCTION:
 
Prepares, seasons, and cooks food for hospital patients from ages 5-65+, employees, and visitors. Reviews menus to determine type and quantities of meats, vegetables, soups, salads, and desserts to be prepared. Plans cooking schedule in conjunction with supervisor and/or dietician to ensure that food will be ready at specified times. Confers with dieticians regarding modified diet preparation and use of left-overs.
 
  
CORE COMPETENCIES:
 
Knowledge of proper and safe use of all equipment.
 
Knowledge of basic cooking skills and terminology.
 
Knowledge of safety and infection control standards.
 
Ability to prepare all foods from established guidelines.
 
Ability to maintain food, work area, and equipment in compliance with sanitation standards.
 
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
Prepares or directs the preparation of all food served in the facility.
 
Assures adherence to menus, including those for special diets ordered.
 
Provides input into development/revision of master menus and modified diet menus.
 
Assures optimal quality, temperature, and appearance of meals.
 
Acts in compliance with federal and state sanitary regulations as well as facility infection control guidelines and dietary policies and procedures.
 
Maintains a clean and hazard-free work area.
 
Assists with the purchase, storage, and inventory of the food supply.
 
Attends inservice training sessions as assigned.
 
Maintains knowledge of current nutritional practice.
 
Participates in department/facility meetings as required.
 
Adheres to facility policies and procedures and participates in facility quality improvement and safety programs.
 

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