Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Hospitals", UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC has even been named the No. 1 hospital in the greater Seattle/Puget Sound region in the U.S. News & World Report's first-ever Best Hospitals Metro Area rankings. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The University of Washington is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoy outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. The Nutrition department at the University Medical Center has an outstanding opportunity for a Cook. Under the direct supervision of the Food Service Supervisor, this individual will:Ensure food is prepared, cooked, issued and stored safely. Assemble ingredient items in a manner so as to maximize food quality and minimize food waste.Prepare and monitor food items to assure safe temperature control and safe handling and storing techniques. Maintain sanitation in work area. Meet food production deadlines. Manage time to complete assigned tasks thoroughly and accurately. Promote positive customer service and assist co-workers and supervisors when needed.Take inventory of Food Bank items.Other duties as assigned.QUALIFICATIONS:Possession of, or eligible to obtain a Washington State Food Worker Card within two weeks of employment AND one year of experience as a Food Service Worker; or equivalent education/experience.DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:High School Diploma, or GED Certificate, with experience in an industrial, commercial or institutional food service or patient tray service.Good communication skills, both verbal and written.Ability to accurately follow standardized recipes and to maintain quality standards.Ability to do multi task cooking, using safe food preparation, service and storage practices.Knowledge of; practices, methods and procedures of large-scale food preparation and serving.Demonstrate team skills and the ability to promote positive customer relations.This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.