Company: North Texas State Hospital - Wichita Falls Campus
Location: Wichita Falls
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Cook I performs routine food preparation work on a designated shift
and rotation in the central kitchen under general supervision and
may work a variable schedule. Work involves preparing, cooking,
portioning, distributing and serving food for regular, therapeutic
diets and textures. Follows prescribed menus, recipes, standards
and completes necessary reports. Responsible for sanitation of
equipment and work areas. May work in the ingredient room or drive
the delivery vehicle. Other duties may be required. Maintains
sufficient knowledge to satisfy the requirements of the job.
Handles food in accordance with federal, state and HACCP
guidelines. Follows kitchen and food service safety procedures and
Essential Job Functions:
Attends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a
specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule,
extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave
policy and performs other duties as assigned.
Prepares food using proper equipment and utensils and in a manner,
that ensures sanitary conditions.
Prepares and portions food for special diets following food service
Prepares scheduled snacks & supplements. Maintains supply of snack
Supervises assigned employees in all areas of food preparation,
delivery, sanitation, safety and personal hygiene.
Participates in the distribution of food in a safe and sanitary
manner according to the food service policies.
Assists in serving food for special diets and following food
Follows proper food handling in accordance to food service
procedures, state, federal and HACCP guidelines.
Receives delivery of food and supplies from vendors.
Follows procedures for sanitation and storage of the dishes and
food service equipment.
Follows required sanitation procedures for cleaning kitchen, stock
room, food preparation areas, and satellite serving/kitchen
Observes safety procedures and practices.
Completes required training per policy.
Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively
participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the
agency?s obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or
Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may
require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of food preparation methods, of food storage standards
and sanitation regulations.
Skill in the operation and sanitizing of food service
Ability to prepare and serve food, to clean dining, serving, and
food preparation areas, and to maintain accurate records.
Ability to speak and read English. Ability to follow written and
Ability to complete basic math used in cooking/preparation.
Ability to lift minimum of 25 pounds. Ability to bend and reach,
stand/ walk on hard floors for extended period.
Ability to work in hot and/or cold conditions.
Ability to smell, taste, and see.
Ability to work harmoniously and productively with co-workers and
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Position may be required to drive and require a valid Texas
driver?s license or obtain it no later than 90 days after hire
date. Applicants with an out-of-state driver?s license must provide
an original certified driving record from the state of driving
licensure. Eligible driving record required based on HHSC Fleet
Initial Selection Criteria:
6 months experience cooking in a health care food service operation
Graduation from a standard high school or equivalent, or work
Flexibility in work hours may be required for this position. The
position may be required to work overtime and/or extended hours.
Must be willing to work weekends and holidays. Must be willing to
work weekends and holidays. May work unusual or extended hours in
the event of a disaster or operational necessity.
Salary Note: The salary offered will follow HHS starting salary
guidelines which are typically made at or near the minimum of the
Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check,
pre-employment drug screen, and registry checks including the
Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Nurse Aide,
Medication Aide and Employee Misconduct and HHS OIG List of
Excluded Individuals/ Entities. Males between the ages of 18 ? 25
must be registered with the Selective Service. All State Supported
Living Center employees are subject to Random drug testing. All
applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be considered for
employment at a state-operated facility.
All new hire candidates will be required to receive COVID-19
medical screening (nasal test) as part of the due diligence
Requisition ID: 476090
: Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection
criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this
position may include: 92G, CS, FS, 3300, 4D0X1. All active duty
military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to
apply if qualified to fill this position. For more information see
the Texas State Auditor?s Military Crosswalk at
HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation
with you on your first day of work.
- Click here to download the I-9 form.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS
agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring
and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability.
If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact
the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are
contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in
the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the
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