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The Culinary and Nutrition Services Department at Banner University Medical Center - South campus is committed to provide excellent services to our visitors and staff. In addition, the department provides a full-service catering and complete meal service to all patients! As the Assistant Cook , you will have an opportunity to work at the hospital, interact with patients, and gain more experience to grow and advance in your career at Banner Health.
As an Assistant Cook you will be responsible for various tasks such as assisting with catering orders, prepping salads and desserts, helping in the cafeteria, cleaning and assisting the Cook.
This is a full time, varied-shift, working a mix of morning, mid, and closing shifts (days will vary), with weekends and holidays required. Enjoy a flat rate $1/hour weekend shift differential and an 18%-night shift differential when applicable.
Your pay and benefits are important components of your journey at Banner Health. This opportunity includes the option to participate in a variety of health, financial, and security benefits.
University Medical Center South Banner - University Medical Center South is a comprehensive medical center that includes an Emergency department, a state-designated trauma center and a Behavioral Health Pavilion. We are an Arizona Department of Health Services-accredited Cardiac Receiving Center and a Nurses Improving Care for Health system Elders-designated senior-friendly hospital. The hospital is staffed by physicians who are full-time faculty of the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson and is managed by Banner Health under an operating agreement with Pima County. Our specialty services include inpatient and outpatient behavioral health, treatment and education for diabetes, innovative geriatrics care and comprehensive orthopedics.
POSITION SUMMARY This position determines quantities and produces required food items based on information obtained from production sheets, catering requests, prep sheets and any other approved source.
CORE FUNCTIONS 1. Prepares and portions all cold food items in accordance with standardized recipes as indicated on production forecast and tally sheets.
2. Maintains par levels of food and supplies, orders and/or restocks items in accordance with established routines, rotates food stocks, checks freshness dates. Records over production and run outs.
3. Checks and logs food and equipment temperatures and reports any problems to the supervisor.
4. Keeps and maintains assigned work areas clean and in an orderly manner.
5. May assist in setting up prep carts and serve meals on patient tray line.
6. Department responsibility only, normally deals with internal customers. Follows established procedures, recipes and work routines under regular supervision.
This position requires the ability to learn and follow established policy and procedures, read and understand written and verbal instruction, communicate effectively and to perform simple math calculations. Must be able to perform tasks within limited time frames and follow cleaning schedules, use chemicals safely, follow food handling procedures correctly, read thermometers and follow safety requirements. Must be able to learn food handling regulations and pass certification tests as required.
Requires the ability to learn all onsite food service equipment including stoves, ovens, steam-jacketed kettles, steam table, grill, fryer, slicer, beverage brewing and dispensing equipment, soft serve machine, food carts, dish racks, cleaning equipment and hazardous chemicals used in cleaning and sanitation.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
What might draw you to Banner Health? A great health care career, of course—and a great place to live, no matter what stage of life you’re in. With facilities across the West, there is a health care career for everyone, from big city living in the Phoenix area to friendly small towns in the mountains and plains. As one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the country, Banner Health offers both the stability that comes with success and the possibility of exploring new areas of the country. If you’re looking to be a key contributor to a forward-looking organization, you’ll experience a wide variety of professional advantages:
Our expansive system offers you an unmatched variety of clinical settings – from large urban trauma center to small rural hospital, ambulatory to home health.
Our commitment to healthcare innovation means you always have the latest technologies at your fingertips to help you provide the finest care possible.
The size, success and growth of our system provide you with the stability and options to pursue your desired career path.
Competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits offer you options to complement your unique needs.