Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Cook in Needham, Massachusetts

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Job LocationNeedham, Massachusetts

Req ID 20602BR

Department Description: Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham (BID–Needham) is a licensed 58–bed acute care hospital offering the same care as our direct affiliate Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in your community.

This close affiliation with BIDMC, since 2000, has facilitated the clinical integration of staff and resources in emergency medicine, hospital medicine (hospitalists), cardiology, radiology, orthopaedics, general surgery, pathology and oncology. Physicians in Needham maintain very close relationships with the staff at BIDMC; so in cases where patients need to be transferred from Needham to Boston for more advanced care, there are systems in place to make that transition happen quickly.Job Location: Needham, MAReq ID: 20602BRJob Summary: Under the supervision of the Production Manager/director prepares various food items needed to respond to the needs of the patients, cafeteria, traveling meals and special functions. Serves the patient tray line and follows established sanitation procedures. Direct and supervise the morning/week-end kitchen staff. Assumes the duties of the production manager when necessary.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Prepares all breakfast and lunch entrees according to the tally for patients, traveling meals, and the cafe.

  • Sets up food for tray line per standard. Test food by temperature before tray line.

  • Follows standardized recipes

  • Oversees work of the kitchen staff in the absence of the production manager. Assigns duties to cold food, functions, and dish room staff as needed.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED required .

  • 0-1 years related work experience required.

  • Basic familiarity with computers. Ability to navigate at a basic level within web-based applications.

Competencies:

  • Written Communications:Ability to read, and write in English in order to understand basic safety instructions and take direction from supervisors; communicate effectively with patients, families and other medical center staff; and respond to basic questions.

  • Oral Communications:Ability to understand spoken English in order to follow basic safety instructions and take direction from supervisors; communicate effectively in basic English with patients, families and medical center staff in response to routine questions.

  • Knowledge:Ability to demonstrate basic knowledge of fundamental concepts, practices and procedures with the ability to use them in routine situations. Specialized knowledge not required.

  • Team Work:Ability to interact respectfully with other employees, professional staff and/or external contacts to offer ideas, identify issues, obtain information or deliver services.

  • Customer Service:Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

Physical Nature of the Job:

Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and or up to 20 pounds of force frequently. Job is physical in nature and employee needs to stand and/or move around through the majority of their shift.