As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine. The UW 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 enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
Harborview's Nutrition Services Department has multiple opportunities for full time, part time and temporary COOK positions. The person in this role will be responsible for promoting excellence in guest relations and support the hospitality model, as well as promoting the mission, vision and values of the UW Medicine Health System.
The Cook is part of the foodservice team providing meal service to patients and customers. The Cook prepares accurate, high quality food for patients to order following standardized recipes and procedures. The Cook has knowledge of food production, equipment operations and food sanitation/safety practices and standards. The Cook creates a congenial and positive environment by carrying out responsibilities in an efficient, friendly, helpful and sensitive manner; The Cook is trained to cover all Cook positions in the department.
KEY DUTIES AND PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
Perform routine cleaning duties as assigned
Participate in other cleaning duties as assigned by supervisors
Maintains the highest infection control and sanitary standards.
Adheres to all health and safety regulations
Maintains security and safety in work area
Keeps station and cooking equipment clean following all infection control procedures
Begins and ends tray assembly including service ware, condiments, hot and cold items as they are finished by Line and Cold Pantry Cooks.
Identifies product needs and requisitions items required to prepare tray assembly
Notifies Sous Chef in advance of expected shortages
Prepares all lunch/dinner orders accurately and efficiently follows food preparation procedures
Maintains assembly pace in order to meet demands
Sets up, maintains and breaks down station according to procedures
Covers, dates and properly stores all leftover products according to procedures
Works as the Room Service Line, Café, Expeditor, Breakfast and Cold Pantry Cook as assigned
Assists with other duties as assigned by the Executive Chef or Sous Chef
Overview of Work Assignments/Stations: All positions are fast-paced, high volume assignment/stations which demand the accurate execution and plating of menu items selected by the patient in less than 15 minutes from the time the ticket is printed. Strong organizational skills, the ability to handle high pressure situations while maintaining a composed positive attitude are performance standards. The position manages production activities, plans and executes continuous preparation of items for the next service period
Minimum Requirement: Possession of, or eligible for, a food handler's permit AND one year of experience as a Food Service Worker; or equivalent education/experience.
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.