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Providence Health & Services Cook in Hood River, Oregon


Providence is calling a Cook - Dietary (1.0 FTE, Rotating/Variable) to join our team in our newly remodeled, beautiful Cafe/Kitchen at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital in Hood River, OR.

We are seeking a Cook - Dietary who will provide for and oversee the delivery of meal services to patients and hospital visitors. The cook is responsible for following all safe food handling regulations, practices and procedures. In the absence of the department manager, the cook may serve as a lead for the unit. The cook may help with on-line ordering of food inventory.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Prepare and serve regular and therapeutic meals.

  • Ensure food service honors individual patient likes and dislikes.

  • Maintain accurate record of meals served.

  • Assure meals are prepared and ready for service on time.

  • Check that all food items are properly stored.

  • Follow safe food handling practices at all times.

  • Ensure kitchen, equipment, plates, utensils and other dietary items are clean and properly maintained.

  • At the request of supervisor may assist with on-line ordering of inventory.

  • Promote good teamwork and communication with all dietary staff members.

  • Upon request of supervisor may serve as lead cook in supervisor's absence.


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • High School Diploma -OR- GED -OR- work experience which required the ability to read recipes, write notations, measure, estimate, add and subtract

  • Valid County Health Department Food Handlers Certificate or Serv Safe Certification is required at the time of hire

Preferred qualification for this position includes:

  • Hospital -OR- other professional culinary experience.

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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Our Mission

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.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. 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: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Cook/Chef

Location: Oregon-Hood River

Req ID: 265539