UnityPoint Health

Cook Assistant-Grundy

Requisition ID
Food Services and Nutrition
US-IA-Grundy Center
201 East J Ave
2520 UnityPoint Health Allen Hospital
Grundy Center
Nutrition & Dining Service
Scheduled Hours/Shift


Support the mission, vision, and core values of the organization. Maintains computerized cardex. Records and communicates diet orders and changes accurately and effectively. Guides patients and resident to appropriate food choices within their diet prescription and according to their nutritional care plan. Understands modified diets and food allergies and intolerances providing special requests as needed and always works toward patient/resident nutritional well-being and satisfaction. Delivers accurate, quality food for patients/residents in a timely manner using exceptional customer service strategies. Offers assistance with menus, questions, complaints and concerns. Assists in preparing quality foods according to the menu, production schedule and recipes. Portions and dishes foods accurately according to menu, production schedule and recipes ensuring accurate meal assembly. Operates the point of sale system with accuracy and according to established cashier rules. Performs routine assignments in dining room, cafe and kitchen. Is a team player in serving food, clearing dishes, and clean up. Racks dishes to be washed in the dish machine. Completes assigned cleaning. Sweeps and mops floor. Ensures compliance with state local and regulatory agencies as it relates to receiving, storage, preparation, holding and serving of foods. Assists with the receiving, storing, inventorying and ordering of food supplies. Maintains kitchen sanitation, safety standards and cleaning schedule. Ensure proper operation, sanitation and storage of kitchen equipment, dishes, pots and pans, utensils and supplies. Qualifications Excellent communication and customer service skills. Knowledge of food and therapeutic diet principles and patterns. Prior quantity food preparation or made to order meal preparation experience helpful. Food sanitation certification preferred. Must complete modified diet and sanitation study courses as provided by Grundy County Memorial Hospital. Must be able to work as part of a team maintaining a positive, effective work environment. Efficient and organized in order to meet service timelines.


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