UnityPoint Health

Cook-Dining Services

Requisition ID
Food Services and Nutrition
US-IA-Sioux City
2720 Stone Park Blvd
7520 UnityPoint Heath SC St Lukes
Sioux City
Cafeteria- SLRMC
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits


UnityPoint-St Luke's 




Are you looking for above average wages, excellent benefits including a great paid time off program and an awesome team environment while only having to work every other weekend?


If the answer is yes, we have the job for you!


$1,500.00 Sign on bonus!


As a Cook you will assemble, organize, prepare, and cook or bake from scratch or convenience all meats, entrees, casseroles, soup, starches, vegetables, sauces, and bakery products, etc. to provide the menu selections  for patient, cafeteria, special function and satellite accounts while meeting productivity levels. The Cook will be knowledgeable about and practice HACCP guidelines.


Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you matter. Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.


    Hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work at https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org.



Customer Service/Patient Care

  • Prepares, organizes, assembles and cooks from scratch or convenience all meats, entree, casseroles, soup, starches, vegetables, sauces, and bakery products etc. to provide menu selections for cafeteria.
  • Cooks using standardized recipes.
  • Creatively utilizes leftovers to minimize waste and decrease food cost.
  • Prepares quantities indicated on computerized production sheets and special function lists.
  • Pulls needed meats, eggs and vegetables from freezer in advance of production. Pans meat, bacon, sausage, strata, etc.  Slicing or breading, meats needed.  Baking, steaming, frying food items in advance. Pre- preps items for the next day’s menus.
  • Cooks to order certain menu items for customers upon request.

Technical & Safety

  • Correctly operate department equipment that has been assigned.
  • Clean and restock dishes, food, supplies during hours of operation as assigned.
  • Practices HACCP guidelines for food handling and a sanitary and safe condition. Reports any equipment malfunction to a supervisor.  Monitors and records temperatures, utilizes safe food handling techniques, maintains a clean orderly work station.
  • Practices sanitary and safe food management conditions that include, but are not limited to, maintenance and operation of equipment, temperature control, utilization of food handling techniques, communication of equipment malfunctions and hazards, and maintaining a clean and orderly work station.
  • Practices clean as you go through the shift.
  • Performs routine cleaning duties as assigned by manager or supervisors.
  • Completes sanitation logs.
  • Completes production sheets.
  • Checks out with superiors or team lead at the end of their shift.

Basic UPH Performance Criteria         

  • Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.
  • Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.
  • Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.
  • Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, JCAHO, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.
  • Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.
  • Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff.  Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.




Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.




High School Education or GED





Less than one year





ServSafe Food Handler (Training Provided)









Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.

Multicultural sensitivity.

Microsoft Office – basic computer skills.

Customer/patient focused.

Critical thinking skills using independent judgment in making decisions.









Machines: Ovens, Hot Food Carts,  Scales, Fryers, Mixers, Grill/Stove, Tilt Skillet, Blenders, Steamers, Broilers, Meat Slicers, Buffalo Chopper, Tilt steam kettles, Thermometer, and all other pertinent food service equipment



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