Cook I - #880326

Alberta Health Services


Date: Dec 8, 2021
City: Veteran, AB
Contract type: Full time
Alberta Health Services
Your Opportunity:

Achieve meaningful and empowering work by becoming part of Alberta Health Services (AHS), where compassion, accountability, respect, excellence and safety are at the heart of everything we do. As a Cook I within the Nutrition and Food Services (NFS) department, you will directly impact patient care by providing nutritious, healthy, high quality meal service. You will be accountable for performing various tasks under minimal supervision while using strong customer service, teamwork, organizational and leadership skills to: Prepare and serve high quality food following standardized recipes, menu documents and AHS policies, Assist and/or manage inventory and ordering of supplies, Safely operate and clean food service equipment, Comply with all AHS safety and sanitation policies, Complete cash handling duties (in retail settings), Provide mentorship within the department, as required, Provide support to NFS staff during meal preparation, plating and assembly, Complete other food service duties as assigned. The successful candidate will be able to: Measure ingredients, adjust yields, and calculate food cost, as required. Work with speed and accuracy while under pressure. Communicate effectively in English. Work as an effective, professional team member. Demonstrate a patient first approach as outlined in the AHS Foundation Strategies. This position requires you to walk and stand on your feet for the duration of your shift. Description:

As a Cook I, you will be responsible for food preparation, portion and assembly, and serving of menu items with limited supervision. Your typical duties may include preparing multi-ingredient recipes from raw ingredients using various cooking techniques and established recipes, preparing meals using precooked products utilizing various re-thermalization techniques and ensuring meals are appropriately portioned. You will follow AHS guidelines for quantity and quality controls, food safety standards, and established cleaning and sanitization practices to ensure the cleanliness of cooking equipment and work areas



Classification: Cook I

Union: AUPE GSS

Department: CZ CONT HOSP FdSrv Pnt/Rs/Clnt

Primary Location: Consort Hospital and Care Cent

Multi-Site: Not Applicable

FTE: 0.00

Posting End Date: 14-DEC-2021

Employee Class: Casual/Relief

Date Available: 24-DEC-2021

Hours per Shift: Varies

Length of Shift in weeks: Varies

Shifts per cycle: Varies

Shift Pattern: Days, Weekends

Days Off: Other

Minimum Salary: $22.80

Maximum Salary: $25.08



Vehicle Requirement: Not Applicable Required Qualifications:

Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent



Physically capable to lift food, supplies and equipment up to 46lbs and must be able to push/pull meal carts up to 250lbs



This position requires you to walk and stand on your feet for the duration of your shift



Food Sanitation and Hygiene Certificate or equivalent. Additional Required Qualifications:



As required. Preferred Qualifications:

Journeyman Cook, Red Seal certification or equivalent certificate. Customer service experience. Experience with preparing food and beverages for specialized diets. Experience with monitoring waste, auditing. Experience with inventory management; receiving deliveries, managing expiry dates and minimizing waste while utilizing “First in- First Out” procedures. Experience in a hospital or long term care environment. Experience with Commercial Food Service Equipment. WHMIS training.

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