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Cook (Per Diem-Weekend)

Needham, Massachusetts

Organization Facility: Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Needham Category: Food / Dietary Services Job ID: JR47112 Date posted: 03/21/2024
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Job Type: Per Diem

Time Type: Part time

Work Shift: Rotating (United States of America)

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

Job Description:

Per diem shifts, weekend

Job Summary: Under the supervision of the Production Manager/director prepares various food items needed to respond to the needs of the patients, cafeteria, traveling meals and special functions. Serves the patient tray line and follows established sanitation procedures. Direct and supervise the morning/week-end kitchen staff. Assumes the duties of the production manager when necessary.

Essential Responsibilities:

Prepares all breakfast and lunch entrees according to the tally for patients, traveling meals, and the cafe.

Sets up food for tray line per standard. Test food by temperature before tray line.

Follows standardized recipes

Oversees work of the kitchen staff in the absence of the production manager. Assigns duties to cold food, functions, and dish room staff as needed.

Required Qualifications:

Some High School required.

1-3 years related work experience required.

Ability to read and write English in order to understand recipes and instructions.

One year of food preparation in institutional setting, preferably healthcare.

Judgment and planning skills to make decisions for preparations and interpersonal communications skills for supervisory tasks.

Basic familiarity with computers. Ability to navigate at a basic level within web-based applications.

Competencies:

Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are based on specific instructions, standard practices and established procedures which generally require little or no supervision.

Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are routine, somewhat repetitive and generally solved by following clear directions and procedures and by identifying opportunities for process improvements.

Independence of Action: Ability to follow general instructions and procedures as provided. Work is monitored by supervisor/manager.

Written Communications: Ability to read, and write in English in order to understand basic safety instructions and take direction from supervisors; communicate effectively with patients, families and other medical center staff; and respond to basic questions.

Oral Communications: Ability to understand spoken English in order to follow basic safety instructions and take direction from supervisors; communicate effectively in basic English with patients, families and medical center staff in response to routine questions.

Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate basic knowledge of fundamental concepts, practices and procedures with the ability to use them in routine situations. Specialized knowledge not required.

Team Work: Ability to interact respectfully with other employees, professional staff and/or external contacts to offer ideas, identify issues, obtain information or deliver services.

Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.


Physical Nature of the Job:
Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and or up to 20 pounds of force frequently. Job is physical in nature and employee needs to stand and/or move around through the majority of their shift.

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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