Part-Time Dietary Cook

The dietary department has a vital role in preparing meals for the hospital to help ensure that we exceed our patient’s expectations; attention to detail is critical to this position. Along with preparing patient meals this position is responsible for preparing all dietary needs for daycare facility and hospital meetings. This position will interact with patients during their hospital visit, therefore, it is vital to be pleasant, easy to work with, and is willing to build rapport with patients. Will act as an advocate for hospital programs and adheres’ to the hospital Mission, Vision, Values and Motto of “The Patient is First in All We Do”.


  • Places items such as eating utensils, napkins, and condiments on trays.
  • Prepares food items such as meals, sandwiches, salads, soups, and beverages etc.
  • Examines filled tray for completeness and places on cart.
  • Pushes carts to halls or ward kitchen.
  • Serves trays to patients.
  • Collects and stacks dirty dishes on cart and returns cart to kitchen.
  • Washes dishes and cleans work area, tables, cabinets, and ovens.
  • Collects and places garbage and trash in designated containers.
  • Must be able to follow prescribed diet provided by the physician.
  • Adhere to the basic principles of food cookery including accurate measurements.
  • Safely run all kitchen equipment and keep in clean working order.
  • Insures availability of supplies and food and responsibly for quality food service for hospital.
  • Coordinates services with other hospital departments. Assists in hospital functions that require assistance from the dietary debarment with Board Meeting, Managers' Meeting, and Hospital etc.
  • Complete daily, weekly and monthly cleaning assignments with attention to detail.
  • Report repairs and concerns of equipment or facility to the maintenance department.
  • Remains busy with work related tasks while on duty. Uses slow times to clean, stock and improve the dietary department.
  • Promotes the values and mission statement of Gunnison Valley Hospital.
  • Must attend yearly OSHA training.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.
  • Demonstrates a spirit of cooperation and enthusiasm in order to create a team atmosphere conducive to self-improvement and agency growth. Performs other duties as assigned by the home care director, participating in specialty teams and agency programs.
  • Demonstrates patience and tact when dealing with patients, family and other staff members, conveying a sense of caring and dignity.
  • Demonstrates a sense of responsibility and moral integrity, acting as self-starter who works independently and who consistently finds ways to improve their own job and hospital operations as part of the health care team.
  • Assumes responsibility for knowing agency policy and expectations.
  • Must comply with HIPPA and keep home care / hospital confidentiality.
  • Must attend yearly OSHA training and yearly flu vaccination.


Required Job Qualifications include:

  • High School diploma or equivalent, required.
  • Food Handlers Permit


While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to carry, climb, hear/listen, lift, reach and manipulate objects, tools, or equipment, push/pull, see, speak, squat/kneel, stand, and walk.  Heavy physical exertion is also required as duties involve moving materials weighing 10 – 20 pounds continually, and 25 – 50 pounds.  Manual dexterity and coordination are required over 90% of the work period.  Work involves the potential for exposure to infectious.  This position requires mobility. The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.