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Providence Cook in Milwaukie, Oregon


Providence is calling a Cook to Providence Milwaukie Hospital in Milwaukie, Oregon. This is an on call, variable shift position.

We are seeking a Cook who will provide courteous, friendly food service to patients, employees, visitors, and physicians by preparing hot and cold food items using a variety of prep and production cooking equipment, following scratch recipes and department specifications. They must comply with all hospital and department standards and must become fully knowledgeable about and compliant with all specific regulatory requirements in food service and in a health care environment.

This is a lead position when the manager or coordinator are not available.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Prep, prepare and produce large quantities of entrées, starches, vegetables, soups, sauces, sandwiches, fryer items, specialty features, and salads on a daily basis from a cycle menu

  • Organize, stock, clean, and replenish food display areas and storage ensuring proper food storage temperatures and rotation

  • Prepare individual plates/orders according to customer preferences, preparing both hot and cold menu selections, and using a variety of different cooking equipment

  • Read and follow recipes as directed by department standards

  • Be able to trouble shoot food and recipe issues when reviewing next day menu

  • Must interpret and anticipate potential problems or errors and work with their coordinator and manager to find appropriate solutions

  • Daily and consistently organize, stock, label and date all stored items

  • Constantly clean, sanitize food areas and equipment including production, service and all appropriate storage areas

  • Ensure food is stored at proper temperatures and is rotated as per department standards and FIFO principle


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • High School Diploma -OR- Equivalent

  • Valid County Health Department Food Handlers Certificate or ServSafe Certification

  • Two (2) years Working in a restaurant or institutional food service facility, working in a production cooking capacity

  • Experience with prepping and portioning of food items

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Diversified cooking experience which includes any combination of line/grill/broiler cook, production cook or soup or sauté cook

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

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As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

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Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Cook/Chef

Location: Oregon-Milwaukie

Req ID: 266674