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Dietary-Cook/Prep Cook- Boonespring of Union - Full Time

at Carespring Hero

Posted: 10/1/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 35ffc087-7f33-468e-9c20-dbf7fa14a472

Job Description


The cook prepares food in quantities enough for patient meals, including special foods as necessary for therapeutic diets. The cook will follow the prepared menu as written. In addition, the cook will assist as needed with cleaning and serving of meals. The cook may also be assigned related tasks and duties by the food service manager.


RATE (depends on licensure)

Prep and Cook is $10.00 to $14.00 based on experience. 



  • Assures quality of food and assists others in department as needed
  • Assures proper food counts
  • Maintains clean working environments ensuring guidelines for food handling are followed
  • Interacts appropriately with residents, family and peers
  • Sets tables, cleans tables
  • Washes dishes, may wash pots and pans as needed
  • Completes other assigned duties when not cooking/preparing food

Special Demands:

  • Genuine interest in working with patients and food service as related to total patient care
  • Ability to cooperate with supervisors, co-workers, and other departments
  • Ability to follow recipes and menus, especially related to therapeutic diets
  • Ability to follow meal schedule
  • Ability to work under pressure at peak periods
  • Willingness and cooperation in following instructions as given
  • Willingness to prepare food for special occasions as requested
  • Use of initiative and good judgement within the bounds of job description


  • Ability to read, write and follow written and oral directions
  • Basic mathematics ability necessary in following recipes
  • Basic knowledge of quantity food preparation and cooking beneficial
  • Ability to estimate relative quantities of food, per written recipes
  • Familiar with health regulations as published by the public health department.

Work Environment:

  • Clean, well-lit ventilated kitchen
  • Controlled climate except when moving among walk-in refrigerators/freezer

Dress Code: (see dress code policy for complete details) 

  • Facility department shirt
  • White pants/shoes
  • Hair and beard nets as applicable