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COOK/Per-Diem - (25695)

Facility Name
University Behavioral Center
ORLANDO, FL 32826 US (Primary)
Career Area
Support & Entry Level
Job Description

Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) knows what it takes to lead, inspire and succeed.  One of the Nation's largest and most respected hospital companies, UHS owns and operates through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.  Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS ranks on the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations with over 74,000 employees, and is consistently listed among Fortune's "Most Admired Companies" and one of the 30 Most Meaningful Companies To Work For in America by Business Insider.


University Behavioral Center, a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), is committed to providing intensive mental health services to children, adolescents and adults as well as detox and substance abuse programs for adults. Our mental health facility provides safe and effective inpatient treatment to assist individuals in leading more productive and fulfilling lives. The facility is located on a beautiful 14-acre campus in Orlando, Florida, and includes 112 licensed beds.


Position Summary

The cook is responsible for the preparing and serving foods to patients and personnel. All policies and procedures, menus, recipes and guidelines are followed to provide accurate quality and quantities of foods. Particularly important is infection control/sanitation/safety standards as well as professionalism in demeanor, attitude and service to patients and staff. This is a Per-Diem position.  Selected candidate must be willing to work early shifts and every other weekend.


Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepares and cooks food indicated on menus provided for patient and personnel, using standardized recipes based on standard portion size.

  • Prepares food production schedules or those provided by supervisor.

  • Schedules food preparation so that items such as vegetables and grilled foods are prepared in small batches continuously throughout the serving period as evidenced by shortages. 

  • Estimates food requirements and controls serving portions, eliminating waste and leftovers.

  • Checks equipment and cooking area often to make sure they maintain safety and sanitation requirements on a daily basis.

  • Reports repair and maintenance needs to maintenance department immediately.

  • Follows menus provided, making changes only with the consent of his/her supervisor.

  • Sweeps and mops the floor daily, cleans tables daily in cafeteria, cleans chairs weekly.

  • Cleans sinks, cleans under the stove area and top of stove area, cleans refrigerator area inside and under on a weekly basis.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.




Job Requirements


Education, Training and Experience:

High School Diploma and one to two years of experience in quantity food preparation is preferred.


Knowledge Required:

  • Must be thoroughly familiar with foods and preparation methods.

  • Must know proper methods and cooking temperatures.

  • Must be able to space and time the cooking of items so that their nutritional quality, flavor, and appearance are preserved.


UHS is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at UHS via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of UHS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by UHS as a result of the referral or through other means


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