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UnityPoint Health Cook in Cedar Rapids, Iowa


The Cook position is responsible to produce menu and special event food items following standardized recipes and systems to ensure food and sanitation standards are met. The Cook is responsible for the provision of safe meals by following strict HAACP regulations, Sanitation and Safety guidelines. They will also be responsible for quality service for patients, hospital associates and customers of the Café, Catering and other services. The Cooks promotes customer satisfaction by actively supporting the hospitals mission and vision in completing daily tasks. The Cook will complete all job responsibilities in accordance with established procedures of the department. This position is under the supervision of the Dining Service Chef who report to the Food Production/ Manager or Patient Services Manager.


  • Is aware of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (eg. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of department or hospital administrative staff.

  • Purposefully conducts all aspects of the job in an ethical manner in support of the hospital’s commitment to ethical behavior in all areas of personal and professional activity.

  • The cook position is a member of the production team that promotes the philosophy, programs, and initiatives of St. Luke’s Hospital and the Support Services Team. Ensure safe food handling by practicing proper hand washing, sanitized neat work area, cooking and holding foods at proper temperatures, stores food properly, and helps maintain equipment.

  • Demonstrates high standards of quantity food production techniques to ensure safe, nutritious, well presented, high quality food in all areas of service.

  • Uses quantity recipes, production sheets, batch cooking, and portion control standards to achieve quality products and cost effectiveness.

  • Demonstrates a positive cooperative attitude, flexibility, and a willingness to change to meet department goals.

  • Performs additional duties as may be assigned to ensure complete service to all customers.

  • Purposefully conducts all aspects of the job in an ethical manner in support of the hospital’s commitment to ethical behavior in all areas of personal and professional activity.

  • Complete other tasks as assigned.

  • Promote a professional image of the department by following departmental dress codes, attendance policies, and making sure each customer’s experience with St. Luke’s is as positive and comforting as possible.

  • Must have ability to function successfully in a team based work environment.



  • Must be at least 18 years old.


  • High School/GED preferred or equivalent job experience that demonstrates significant knowledge and experience in high quality food production as well as food sanitation and safety requirements.

Requisition ID: 2019-59711

Street: 1026 A Ave NE

Name: 1010 UnityPoint Health CR St Lukes Hospital

Name: Cafeteria/Dining Service

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.9

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: 5:00 am - 7:30 pm hours varies

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