Unitypoint Health Waterloo , IA 50702

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UnityPoint Health

  • Allen

Shift: Part-time; Start time may vary

Benefits Eligible

Sign-On Bonus: $1,500 paid out over 6 months

The Cook position is responsible for the preparation and cooking of food for hospital patients, associates, and visitors. Maintains a clean workstation and uses recipes and temperature logs to ensure quality and safety standards are met.

Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Commitment to our Team
  • We've been named a Top 150 Place to Work in Healthcare 2022 by Becker's Healthcare for our commitment to our team members.
  • Culture
  • At UnityPoint Health, you matter. Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.
  • Benefits
  • Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you're in.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment
  • We're committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • Development
  • We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.
  • Community Involvement
  • Be an essential part of our core purpose-to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.

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  • Cooks/prepares all foods according to standardized recipes, paying close attention to details such as pan sizes, cut sizes, times and temperatures.

  • Safely uses and cleans cooking/prep equipment such as knives, meat slicers, ovens, steamers, flat-top griddles, microwaves, and gas ranges.

  • Ensures quality by controlling the taste, temperature, and appearance of all foods.

  • Uses proper handwashing techniques in conjunction with proper disposable glove usage and clean utensils to avoid contamination of foods.

  • Maintains a cleaned and sanitized workstation throughout the shift and completes the required daily/weekly cleaning tasks.

  • Records accurate temperatures of all food and refrigeration units as required. Understands the proper corrective actions to take when temperature variances occur.

  • Understands and uses food production worksheets to maintain adequate food par levels and reduce food waste.


Minimum Requirements:

  • 6 to 12 months of cooking experience in a healthcare or restaurant setting

  • Writes, reads, comprehends, and speaks fluent English.

  • Flexibility, interpersonal skills, planning and problem-solving

  • Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.


  • High school graduate or GED equivalent preferred

  • Culinary Arts degree preferred.

  • 2+ years of cooking experience in a healthcare or restaurant setting preferred.

  • Valid driver's license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons

  • ServSafe certification preferred.

  • Area of Interest: Food Services and Nutrition;

  • FTE/Hours per pay period: 0.4;

  • Department: Cafeteria;

  • Shift: Part-time;

  • Job ID: 124811;

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