HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Cook PRN in Bradenton, Florida

Blake Medical Center is located in Bradenton, Florida, just minutes from the beautiful Gulf Coast beaches of Manatee County. Our 383-bed, level II trauma center and has received official verification by the American College of Surgeons. Our hospital is also a proud recipient of the American Heart Association’s Gold Fit Friendly Designation for our above and beyond dedication to employees’ health.

At Blake Medical Center, we utilize complete computerized charting (“Electronic Health Record”) for our patient assessment and care documentation. We also utilize eMAR, our electronic medication administration record for the delivery of all medications provided to our patients, which has significantly reduced errors associated when administering medications. In 2013, our hospital implemented the CPOE (Computerized Physician Order Entry) application called “Advanced Clinicals”.

The Cook performs a variety of tasks that facilitate the provision of food services and nutrition support to patients, employees and visitors. These duties include: * Prepares, seasons, and cooks food for patients, staff, visitors, and special functions. * Reviews menus to determine types and quantities of food. * Prepares quality food in sufficient quantities to cover all service requirements. * Coordinates timing of preparation in order to meet service schedules for patients, staff, visitors and catering services. * Adheres to standardization of recipes and portion control to prevent food waste and control cost. * Provides care and sanitation of equipment in production area. * Adheres to sanitation and safety standards (HACCP) * Participates in the process of ordering supplies. * Gives directions to personnel who assist in food preparation. * Utilizes knowledge of age specific needs of patient in performance of duties and responsibilities. * Orients and mentors new staff members.

_Job qualifications include:_ * Completion of formal training program in food preparation preferred. * Knowledge of basic principles and requirements of food safety and sanitation required. * Knowledge of basic principles of nutrition as related to modified diets. * Minimum one (1) year of food service experience in quantity food preparation/production in a hospital, extended care facility, or other quality food service operation preferred. * Previous experience in food preparation in a hospital preferred. * Knowledge of basic principles of nutrition as related to modified diets. * Department of Health and Human Services certification preferred. * Certification in Basic Food Safety and Sanitation, "Certified Food Service Handler" or more in-depth Certification as Food Service Manager preferred. * Ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment. * Ability to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and/or equipment up to 50 lbs. * Ability to deal with stressful situations and to stand for long periods of time

Title: Cook PRN

Location: Florida-Bradenton-Blake Medical Center - Bradenton

Requisition ID: 00309-6341