Cook (Part-time)
at Houston Hospice

Date Posted: 10/8/2021

Job Description

Dietary Cook (PT Position Available!)

The ideal candidate would be responsible for the proper preparation of a variety of foods in large quantities in order to meet the nutritional needs of patients within the Patient Care Center. Assist with the development of menus food preparation, service and accept reimbursement for food sold to the general public and employee population.

Job Requirements


  • Review menus prior to preparation of food.
  • Ensure that all food/dietary processes and procedures are followed in accordance with established policies.
  • Assure sanitation, housekeeping and safety standards are followed; wash cooking utensils, pots, pans, etc as assigned.
  • Assist in checking food supplies on food order forms as they arrive from vendors.
  • Log off cash register per established facility policy.
  • Prepare and serve meals per all established guidelines/regulations and that are palatable and aesthetically pleasing.
  • Ensure that safety regulations and precautions are followed at all times.
  • Assist with scheduled cleaning duties in accordance with established policy and procedures.
  • Dispose of food and waste in accordance with established policies.
  • Assist in maintaining food storage areas in a clean and properly arranged manner at all times.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all pertinent patient information included protected health information.
  • Serve meals within specified timeframes following established guidelines.
  • Understands and adheres to organizational compliance and privacy programs.
  • Assists in providing service that fosters the organization’s mission, values, vision and goals.
  • Performs other duties as required and/or requested by management.
  • Knowledge of and experience with food preparation, sanitation and hygienic methods within an institutional setting preferred.
  • Current certification as mandated by the City of Houston Health Department.
  • Working knowledge of preparation of therapeutic diets.
  • Ability to follow verbal instructions.
  • Effective interpersonal skills both oral and written.
  • Ability to accommodate multi-faith beliefs and backgrounds of patients/families.
  • Ability to function effectively as part of interdisciplinary team.
  • Ability to make decisions and direct others.
  • Reliable transportation and/or reliable insured vehicle and valid Texas Driver’s License.

Dietary Cook (PT Position Available!)

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Part-Time
  • Location: Houston, TX
  • Job Type: Health Care
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 10/8/2021

About Us

Founded in 1980, Houston Hospice is a leader in hospice care for people of all ages. We are Houston's oldest, largest, independent hospice and we are proud to be a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that is community-based and community-supported.

Headquartered in the Texas Medical Center, Houston Hospice's service area is covered through three strategically located offices to serve a ten-county area. We believe no one should live in pain or in fear of being alone. Teams of physicians, nurses, hospice aides, social workers, chaplains, counselors and trained volunteers provide physical, emotional and spiritual support in homes, assisted living facilities, and in our Margaret Cullen Marshall Hospice Care Center located in the Texas Medical Center. Teams work with primary care physicians, patients and families to identify goals and create a unique plan of care for each patient. We offer educated counsel and compassionate support and bereavement counseling to loved ones and family members.

Houston Hospice is an in-network provider for most insurance companies and is licensed by Medicare and Medicaid. Houston Hospice is a member of the Texas Medical Center, Texas Non-Profit Hospice Alliance and the Texas New Mexico Hospice Organization. Houston Hospice is accredited by the National Institute for Jewish Hospice and by Community Health Accreditation Program, Inc (CHAP). CHAP accreditation publicly certifies that an organization has voluntarily met the highest standards of excellence for home and/or community-based health care.

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