Cook - Part Time, Variable (Hollywood) in Hollywood at Southern California Hospitals at Hollywood

Date Posted: 1/17/2021

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Cook - Part Time, Variable (Hollywood) 

We are hospitals and affiliated medical groups, working closely together for the benefit of every person who comes to us for care. We build comprehensive networks of quality healthcare services that are designed to offer our patients highly coordinated, personalized care and help them live healthier lives. Through collaboration, we strive to provide all of our patients and medical group members with the quality, affordable healthcare they need and deserve.

Under the direct supervision of the Food Services Director and /or the Dietary Supervisor, the Cook will prepare, season and cook therapeutic diets for patients and regular cuisine for employees and physicians. Observes hospital and department infection control policies and procedures and established standards for food handling.  Maintains the cleanliness of department in a safe, sanitary, orderly manner in accordance with standard procedures of the department

Job Responsibilities/Duties

  • Oversees and ensures accuracy of patient tray assembly and service to patients. Ensures temperatures are taken at least 15 minutes before service times and that meals are ready at specified times.  Demonstrates sound judgment concerning product appearance and taste. Identifies and resolves issues related to food quality and service.
  • Reviews weekly menus to determine type and amount of food needed to meet hospital needs and communicates information to supervisor.  Consults with Dietary Supervisor regarding use of leftovers. 
  • Reconciles incoming merchandise against invoice and reports shortages or missing items.  Ensures merchandise is stored appropriately, observing FIFO system. Ensures perishables and meat items are covered, dated, and labeled when received.  Ensures refrigerators and freezer are organized and sanitary. 
  • Maintains high levels of sanitation in department.  Ensures that all hygiene, safety and sanitation policies and procedures are followed and that work areas are kept clean, using appropriate sanitation procedures and proper cleaning supplies.
  • Takes conscious ownership for work and takes a proactive, deliberate, and thoughtful approach regarding work activities. Demonstrates appropriate use of independent judgement and decision making.  Demonstrates excellent customer service at all times.  Reports errors, inefficiencies and inaccuracies to management with suggestions for improvement.


Minimum Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent preferred.

Minimum Experience: One (1) year  experience as a cook in an acute care hospital required. Must be able to read, write and communicate effectively in English required. Ability to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence and memos. Ability to multitask and prioritize work. Ability to maintain a work pace appropriate to the workload. Must demonstrate customer service skills appropriate to the job. Bilingual skills preferred.

Req. Certification/Licensure: Hospital Fire and Life Safety Card (Los Angeles City Employees only) required.

Employee Value Proposition

Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc., is guided by a diverse and highly experienced leadership core. This group maintains the vision that has made Prospect a needed difference-maker in the lives of so many patients today, and many executives contribute to our continued efforts. As a member of our highly effective team of professionals you will receive:

  • Company 401K
  • Medical, dental, vision insurance
  • Paid time-off
  • Life insurance

How to Apply

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We are an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status, disability, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or other protected characteristics. If you need special accommodation for the application process, please contact Human Resources.

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