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Job Title:
Cook I

Posted Date:
Closing Date:
Functional Discipline:
Food Services
Education Level:
None specified

Job Description

Location: Placentia Health Centre

Cook I (Repost)
Food Services
Permanent, Part Time
Hours30 bi-weekly (4.5 hour shifts; days)
SalaryCG-25 ($21.53 - $23.74)
Competition Number2019005208
Posted Date15 October 2019
Closing Date22 October 2019

About Us
Eastern Health is the largest, integrated health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador employing approximately 13,000 dedicated employees and serving a population of more than 300,000 people. The authority offers the full continuum of health and community services including public health, long-term care, community services, hospital care and unique provincial programs and services. At Eastern Health we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality care and service possible to the people in our communities, in our region, and in the province. To do that, we employ qualified, competent and caring individuals who are dedicated to their professions and to our vision of Healthy People, Healthy Communities.

Job Summary
The Cook I is accountable for the preparation and service of breakfast, dinner, and supper meals for residents and staff, as well as the preparation of food items for catering purposes. The incumbent will be required to use a variety of cooking equipment including mixing machines, steam cookers, stoves, ovens, blenders, and slicers. Duties include cooking and baking a variety of foods, including: bread, pastries, desserts, vegetables, soups, salads, sandwiches, meats, and gravies; determining quantity of food to be prepared; estimating raw ingredients required; planning appropriate cooking and baking schedules for timeliness; participating in the service of food for residents and ensuring they are provided correct portions; planning and organizing work to maximize efficiency of labour; preparing quality meals in accordance with meal schedules; participating in sanitary and security procedures; training new cooks in the proper procedures of food preparation and service; and other related duties as required.

Job Demands
By applying for this job, you acknowledge an understanding that regular requirements and demands of this job include (but are not limed to):
Lifting and moving kitchen equipment; sacks of vegetables, frozen meats, etc., weighing between 10 - 25 lbs. Occurs regularly. Occasionally, freight boxes weigh up to 50 lbs.
Standing is required throughout a typical shift to prepare, cook and serve food. Walking is required to push/pull trolleys and to retrieve food from storage.
Work is often performed in awkward or cramped spaces and requires bending and kneeling.
Higher than normal levels of attentiveness and alertness of health and safety practices is required to be aware of patient food allergies and dietary requirements, cross contamination of food and the proper use of kitchen equipment.

Job Qualifications
Graduation from high school or equivalent.
Successful completion of an approved cook's training course.
Experience in cooking on a large scale commercial or an institutional operation would be an asset.
Ability to work independently and with other staff while following written and oral instructions and guidelines is required.
A satisfactory record of work performance is required.

If this is an internal posting only, only applicants of the Eastern Health NAPE HS Regional Bargaining Unit will be considered. Otherwise, if this is posted internal and external, we will accept all applications, but preference will be given to those qualified candidates who are internal to the Eastern Health NAPE HS Regional Bargaining Unit.

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To become a part of our team, please submit your resume/cover letter or application form online, clearly demonstrating how you meet the required qualifications. Include your current mailing address, day-time contact number, e-mail address, competition and employee number if applicable.

Contact Information for Recruitment Related Inquiries:

Telephone: (709) 777-7777 (5-2) or 1-800-563-3693

Email: Applications/resumes are not accepted at this email address.

EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory Certificate of Conduct from the RCMP or local Police (Vulnerable Sector Check may be required), educational documents, registration/licensure if applicable and Social Insurance Number.