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Full Time Cook @ West Florida Hospital

Posted September 13, 2020

Sodexo USA
Gaithersburg, MD
Position located in Pensacola, FL
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As a member of the Sodexo food service team, you will have the opportunity to be part of a great team that is committed to quality care and a heightened focus on extraordinary service at West Florida Hospital. All applicants must be willing to work varying schedules to include evenings, holidays, weekends and extended hours as business dictates. As a full time employee you will have access to competative benefits including paid time off, health insurance, dental insurance, and other great benefits. 

Due to COVID-19 and the need for social distancing, all or part of the interview process may be conducted virtually.

Located in Pensacola, Florida, West Florida Hospital has provided comprehensive healthcare services to residents of Northwest Florida and South Alabama for more than 35 years. West Florida Healthcare is proud to offer a 531-bed state-of-the art hospital with the area’s only facility featuring all-private rooms. 

The West Florida Healthcare campus includes the all-private room acute care hospital, the area’s only comprehensive, CARF-accredited medical rehabilitation hospital, and a mental health facility. 

Affiliated with HCA, the nation’s leading provider of healthcare, West Florida Healthcare offers major services in cardiology/cardiovascular surgery, oncology, neurology/neurosurgery, orthopedics, emergency care, behavioral health, obstetrics, rehabilitative medicine and many other medical specialties.

The $32 million surgical wing features 12 new operating suites, new and expanded pre-operative and Recovery Room areas, and state-of-the-art equipment. In this spacious, modern environment, our surgeons and staff are better equipped than ever to deliver exceptional patient care, West Florida Hospital’s number one goal. In addition, West Florida Hospital offers some of the area’s most advanced surgical technology, including the da Vinci Si HD Robotic Surgical System and a fully Digital Operating Room.

The Cook I will accurately and efficiently prepare, portion, cook, and present a variety of hot and/or cold food items for various meal periods: to include Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Special/Catered Events. The general responsibilities of the position include those listed below, but Sodexo may identify other responsibilities of the position. These responsibilities may differ among accounts, depending on business necessities and client requirements.

General Responsibilities:

  • Prepares and cooks to order foods that may require short preparation time.
  • May prepare food and serve customers at an a la carte and may operate a grill station.
  • Prepares food in accordance with current applicable federal, state and corporate standards, guidelines and regulations to ensure high-quality food service is provided.
  • Reads food order or receives verbal instructions on food required by patron, and prepares and cooks food according to instructions.
  • Provides the highest quality of service to customers at all times.
  • Follows basic recipes and/or product directions for preparing, seasoning, cooking, tasting, carving and serving soups, meats, vegetables, desserts and other foodstuffs for consumption in eating establishments.
  • Prepares foods under direct supervision or instruction by operating a variety of kitchen equipment to measure and mix ingredients, washing, peeling, cutting and shredding fruits and vegetables, and trimming and cutting meat, poultry or fish for culinary use.
  • Tastes products, reads menus, estimates food requirements, checks production, and keeps records in order to accurately plan production requirements and requisition supplies and equipment.
  • May clean and sanitize work stations and equipment and must follow all Sodexo, client and regulatory rules and procedures.
  • Attends all allergy and foodborne illness in-service training.
  • Complies with all Sodexo HACCP policies and procedures.
  • Reports all accidents and injuries in a timely manner.
  • Complies with all company safety and risk management policies and procedures.
  • Participates in regular safety meetings, safety training and hazard assessments.  
  • Attends training programs (classroom and virtual) as designated.
  • May receive inventory, move and lift foodstuffs and supplies and prepare meals for customers requiring special diets.
  • May produce some batch goods using basic cooking techniques.
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
  • Willingness to be open to learning and growing.
  • Maturity of judgment and behavior.
  • Maintains high standards for work areas and appearance.
  • Maintains a positive attitude.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule helpful.
  • Must comply with any dress code requirements.
  • Must be able to work nights, weekends and some holidays.
  • Attends work and shows up for scheduled shift on time with satisfactory regularity.

Experience/Knowledge:

  • High School diploma, GED or equivalent.
  • 0 to 2 years of related work experience.
  • Knowledge of basic operation of equipment and cash-handling procedures preferred.

Skills/Aptitude:

  • Presents self in a highly professional manner to others and understands that honesty and ethics are essential.
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude.
  • Ability to communicate with co-workers and other departments with professionalism and respect.
  • Maintains a professional relationship with all coworkers, vendor representatives, supervisors, managers, customers, and client representatives.
  • Ability to use a computer.
  • Good working knowledge of food preparation.
  • Requires familiarity of kitchen equipment.
  • Must be able to read and follow a recipe unsupervised

Physical Requirements:

  • Close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus, with or without corrective lenses.
  • Significant walking or other means of mobility.
  • Ability to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to 8 hours).
  • Ability to reach, bend, stoop, push and/or pull, and frequently lift up to 35 pounds and occasionally lift/move 40 pounds.

Working Conditions (may add additional conditions specific to defined work location):

  • Generally in an indoor setting; however, may supervise outside activities and events.
  • Varying schedule to include evenings, holidays, weekends and extended hours as business dictates.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is primarily in a controlled, temperate environment; however, may be exposed to heat/cold during support of outside activities.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.

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About this Employer

Sodexo USA

9801 Washingtonian Boulevard
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

(800) 763-3946

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