Job Description

Payroll Title:
MED CTR COOK
Department:
La Jolla Nutritional Services - Kitchen
Hiring Salary Range
$18.29 - $20.52 / Hour
Worksite:
La Jolla Medical Center
Appointment Type:
Career
Appointment Percent:
50%
Union:
SX Contract
Total Openings:
1
Work Schedule:
Variable, 8 hrs/day, Variable

As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#111709 Health System Patient Line Cook

Filing Deadline: Mon 9/27/2021

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/2021/07/ucs-covid-19-vaccine-policy.html

Please note that this position is a part-time appointment

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 09/15/2021 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 09/27/2021. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

DESCRIPTION

Under supervision, perform a variety of duties related to hot and cold production and service to customers, according to established procedures and quality standards. Prepare menu items in advance of serving and to order for cafeteria, tray-line and special functions, according to department standardized recipes. Prepare food items to the highest standards with respect to appearance, taste, temperature, and portion control.

The Line Cook will also perform meat fabrication, fish cutting, sauce making. Assumes 100% responsibility for quality of products served. Knows and complies consistently with our standard portion sizes, cooking methods, quality standards and kitchen rules, policies and procedures. Maintains a clean and sanitary work station area including tables, shelves, grills, broilers, fryers, pasta cookers, sauté burners, convection oven, flat top range and refrigeration equipment.

Prepares item for grilling, sautéing or other cooking methods. Follows proper plate presentation and garnish set up for all dishes. Closes the kitchen properly and follows the closing checklist for kitchen stations. Assists others in closing the kitchen. Attends all scheduled employee meetings and brings suggestions for improvement. Performs other related duties as assigned by the Executive Chef, Sous Chef or manager-on-duty.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • One (1) year experience as a cook in a large restaurant, hotel, or complex healthcare facility.

  • Ability to prepare and coordinate food orders to support timely and efficient delivery to patients and special functions, according to department standardized recipes.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of food and food products.

  • Ability to perform other duties in the areas of food and final plate preparation including plating and garnishing of cooked items and preparing appropriate garnishes for all hot menu item plates.

  • Proven skill in all areas of quality food production to include tray-line, cafeteria, grill and/or catering.

  • Ability to maintain kitchen area in a clean and organized fashion at all times, with floor dry and equipment property cleaned and sanitized.

  • Knowledge of health department codes and ability to adhere to policies regarding sanitation at all times.

  • Must possess superb customer service skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Food Handler’s Card/Certification.
  • Ability to efficiently scratch cook with meats, fish, vegetables, soups and sauces.
  • Experience in all stations, proficient knife skills, ability to take directions and work as part of a team.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Must be able to bend, squat, stand, and walk for long periods of time.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

Applications/Resumes are accepted for current job openings only. For full consideration on any job, applications must be received prior to the initial closing date. If a job has an extended deadline, applications/resumes will be considered during the extension period; however, a job may be filled before the extended date is reached.

UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit smokefree.ucsd.edu for more information.

Application Instructions

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