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Cook, Full Time, Burlington

Burlington, Massachusetts

Organization Facility: Lahey Hospital and Medical Center Category: Food / Dietary Services Job ID: JR31751 Date posted: 09/20/2023
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When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

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Scheduled Hours:


Work Shift:

Day (United States of America)

Position Summary: Under the supervision of the Sous Chef and in accordance with established procedures, prepares patient, cafeteria and function meal items. Instructs Cook’s helper in cooking procedures.

Job Description:

Benefits Immediately

Mainly day hours, some nights as needed, every other weekend and rotating holidays.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:

Benefits Immediately

1) Planning: Review menu and tally sheet to determine items and quantities of food needed. Review cooking schedule with Chef and Sous Chef.

2) Food Handling and Preparation: Pull food items needed or instruct Cook’s helper to pull item. Instruct Cook’s helper.

regarding items to be prepared and direct cooking of food items. Label, date, cover and store or dispose of a variety of food.

items following prescribed methods. Thaw and reheat items following prescribed methods as per HACCP regulations.

3) Safety & Hygiene: Wear wizard glove when using knife or chopping. Responsible for the routine cleaning of fryolators,

stovetops, meat slicers, and meat box. Properly disposes of outdated items. Maintains general cleanliness of assigned area.

Deliver dirty pots to pot room. Wear plastic gloves when handling ready to eat foods.

4) General Departmental: Attends all in-service training. Reads all posted notices. Cross-trains as directed and supports other.

areas of the department as required. Wears hand-washing badge and follows established procedures.

5) Wear proper Lahey Clinic ID badge while on Lahey Campus.

6) Incorporates Lahey Clinic Guiding Principles and Mission Statement into daily activities.

7) Complies with all Lahey Clinic Policies.

8) Complies with behavioral expectations of the department and Lahey Clinic.

9) Maintains courteous and effective interactions with colleagues and patients.

10) Demonstrates an understanding of job description, performance expectations, and competency assessment.

11) Demonstrates a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adheres to our Customer Service standards.

12) Participates in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement activities.

13) Participates in and successfully completes Mandatory Education.

14) Performs all other duties as needed or directed to meet the needs of the department.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: High school diploma or equivalent, Preferred. Specialized vocational/culinary courses or equivalent.

Licensure, Certification, Registration: None required.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities: Manual dexterity with both hands required. Safe food handling, ability to follow high volume recipes. Proper use of food preparation equipment including knives, electric meat slicer, and commercial cooking apparatus. In the absence of any of these skills, demonstrates the ability to be thoroughly trained to meet organizational standards.

Experience: Two to three years related experience in a healthcare or commercial foodservice environment.

FLSA Status:


As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more about this requirement.

More than 35,000 people working together. Nurses, doctors, technicians, therapists, researchers, teachers and more, making a difference in patients' lives. Your skill and compassion can make us even stronger.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

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Why join Beth Israel Lahey Health?

If you’re looking for a career where you can make a difference and explore your potential, Beth Israel Lahey Health is the place you belong. Our system includes a network of hospitals, physician practices, outpatient centers, and other healthcare facilities and we offer a broad range of careers in direct patient care, environmental services, registration, finance and many other fields. We are focused on providing compassionate and personalized healthcare with a strong reputation for clinical excellence and research and offer diverse opportunities for career growth and development. Conveniently, we have many locations in communities across Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire.

At Beth Israel Lahey Health, we see you for all that you are – your experience and your dreams. Explore our open opportunities and find out why so many have already chosen to join our team.

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