UnityPoint Health

1st Shift Cook-Main Kitchen-Methodist

Requisition ID
Food Services and Nutrition
US-IA-Des Moines
1200 Pleasant St
3020 UnityPoint Health Des Moines
Salary Minimum
USD $15.20/Hr.
Des Moines
Food Service-Kitchen- Meth
Scheduled Hours/Shift
5:30am-2pm with every other weekend rotation; 40 hrs/wk
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits


Cook - Methodist

Shift: AM/PM Relief Shifts with every other weekend; 40 hrs/wk

Benefits Eligible 

Pay range 15.20-21.50 - pay based experience

Sign-On Bonus: $1,500 paid out over 6 months


Why UnityPoint Health? 

  • Commitment to our Team – We’ve been named a Top 150 Place to Work in Healthcare 2022 by Becker’s Healthcare for our commitment to our team members. 
  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you 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 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. 


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


  • Demonstrates initiative to improve quality and customer service.
  • Produces all hot production food items delegated to him/her during a given shift and supports the production team related to ordering, producing, portioning, and assembling, to ensure timely departure of all hot food to all customers.
  • Appropriately handles and stores all food items in a safe, cost effective manner to ensure all state, local, and safety/sanitation measures are met. Any deviations are reported to the F&N Supervisor or Manager, or Senior Cook/Lead Cook
  • Records all food and equipment temperatures according to task list.
  • Ensures that equipment in the area is operational, properly maintained, used properly and safely, and is kept clean.
  • Accepts responsibility for maintaining and adhering to all recipes/ procedures prescribed in order to produce palatable, attractive and safe food to all customers. Any deviations or adjustments are noted and discussed with the Supervisor on Duty, Manager, or Senior Cook/Lead Cook.
  • Integrates and demonstrates Focus values and Expectations for Personal and Service Excellence to guide professional behaviors, while adhering to the policies and procedures of UnityPoint Health Des Moines.


Experience: 1 year cooking or food service experience.


Education: High School diploma or GED required. Math Skills are required.  Ability to read, write and speak fluent English. Must be able to lift 50 lbs., and stand for long periods of time.


Dept of Labor Level III (Medium) Work. Candidates must successfully complete a post-offer, pre-employment strength and agility test at Medium Level of Work.


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