Job Description

Payroll Title:
MED CTR COOK
Department:
La Jolla Nutrition Services - Kitchen
Hiring Pay Scale
$22.06 - $24.84 /Hour
Worksite:
La Jolla Medical Center
Appointment Type:
Career
Appointment Percent:
50%
Union:
SX Contract
Total Openings:
6
Work Schedule:
Variable, 8 hrs/day, Sunday-Saturday

#124759 Cook - $1000 Sign-On Bonus

Extended Deadline: Tue 4/23/2024

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

$1,000 Sign-On Bonus available for a limited time. This position is eligible for a Sign-On Bonus with the following criteria: Not employed within the UC for the past 12-months and $1,000 total. Half paid in 6 months. Half paid in 12-months.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 08/18/2023 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 08/30/2023. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Please note that this position is a part-time appointment with hours flexing up to full-time.

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 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.

Our employees enjoy competitive total compensation packages in a diverse, stimulating workforce.

This position is eligible for full benefits (Heath/Vision/Dental) first day of hire:
a) Meal vouchers and complimentary coffee/tea/drinks.
b) Vacation/holidays (15 vacation days & 14 paid holidays a year).
c) Work/Life Balance.
d) Work shoes provided by department.

For more information about UCSD Benefits please visit

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.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $41,739 - $51,866 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $19.99 - $24.84

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).


If employed by the University of California, you will be required to comply with our Policy on Vaccination Programs, which may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

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, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

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To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

For the University of California’s Affirmative Action Policy please visit: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4010393/PPSM-20
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UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit smokefree.ucsd.edu for more information.

UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free environment. Employees may be subject to drug screening.

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