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Eastern Plumas Health Care

Cook- Full Time

Job Description

Portola, CA


Job StatusFull Time

Job Reference #: 4.2.20


The dietary cook prepares meals for patients, staff and guests following the established menus. Ensures that food temperature and portion control meet all requirements of State and Federal regulations.


  • Prepares and serves meals that are high quality and nutritious to patients, staff and guests.
  •  Ensures that the menu for the preparing meal is followed.
  • Use the Nutritional Care Manual as a guide for the patients receiving a modified diet.
  • Consistently checks the temperature of food to ensure that food served to patients is maintained at the correct temperature.
  • Followers the standard serving portions as established by the Consultant Dietitian.
  • Maintain strict sanitary condition in order to eliminate food contamination and to prevent the growth of disease producing organisms and the production of bacterial toxins.
  • Ensures that hair is covered with an effective hair at all times when on duty.
  • Use good hand-washing techniques when beginning work, between handling of dirty dishes or equipment and handling food, dishes or utensils, after toilet use, after break, between handling cooked and uncooked foods.
  • Ensures that food handling gloves are worn when handling any food product that is going directly to the patient or staff.
  • Ensures that the specifically designated cutting boards are used for cutting of red meats and poultry to prevent cross contamination.
  • Maintains an effective working relationship with the nursing staff and co-workers to ensure that the nutritional needs of the patients are met
  • Ensures that food preferences, nutritional status and other information regarding the patients diet are followed.
  • Have an open communication with the nursing service so that any problems or concerns are quickly and easily resolved.
  • Maintains a good working relationship with co-workers for overall efficiency within the department.

Skills / Requirements

POSITION REQUIREMENTS: (Include Education, Certifications, Physical Capacities, Equipment Used, Specific Skills)

  • CA Food Handler card or equivalent.
  • Prior hospital dietary services experience is preferred but not required for this position.
  • Must have the ability to lift 30 lbs on a regular basis and up to 50 lbs frequently.


Additional Application:

Apply online

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 6
Education Required: High School
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Reference Check
  • Salary Range: DOE
    Accessible by Public Transportation: Yes