Company: North Texas State Hospital - Wichita Falls Campus
Location: Wichita Falls
Posted on: May 3, 2021
The Cook III performs routine (journey level) food preparation work
on a designated shift & rotation in the Central Kitchen under
general supervision. May be required to work variable schedule.
Work involves preparing, cooking, portioning, distributing and
serving food for regular & therapeutic diets & textures. Follows
prescribed menus, recipes, standards and completes necessary
reports. Responsible for sanitation of equipment and work
May work in the ingredient room or drive the delivery vehicle.
Other duties may be required.
The Cook III has moderate latitude for the use of initiative 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
Follow Central Kitchen Operation Manual Procedures.
May be required to prepare scheduled snacks & supplements.
Maintains supply of snack items.
May be required to supervise assigned employees in all areas of
food preparation, delivery, sanitation, safety and personal
Prepares and participates in the distribution of food in a safe and
sanitary manner according to the food service policies.
May be required to assist in serving food for special diets and
following food service procedures.
Follows proper food handling in accordance to food service
procedures, state, federal and HACCP guidelines.
May be required to receive delivery of food and supplies from
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 areas.
Observes safety procedures and practices.
May be required to supervise/train others in food preparation.
May work in the facility canteen and be required to handle cash in
a safe and secure manner to protect the interest of each resident
and the State of Texas.
Maintains work areas in a sanitary and organized manner.
When required, answer telephone promptly and transmit messages in a
clear, concise, and positive manner.
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 oral instructions.
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 of time.
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 Driver?s
License and eligible driving record based on HHSC Fleet Management
policy. Applicants with an out-of-state driver?s license must
provide an original certified driving record from the state of
driving licensure or obtain a valid Texas Driver?s License.
Initial Selection Criteria:
6 months experience cooking in a health care food service operation
Graduation from a standard high school or equivalent.
6 months work experience.
Prefer valid Driver?s License and eligible driving record based on
HHSC Fleet Management policy
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
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.
All applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be considered
for employment at a state-operated facility.
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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