Job Description

Northwest Medical Center is comprised of a 300-bed  hospital, four urgent care facilities, a freestanding emergency center and a large physician group, offering you a variety of settings in which to work.  Every location is dedicated to providing safe, quality patient care, but more than that is the commitment to employees.  It strives to provide a culture of teamwork, respect and appreciation for all staff, whether they care for patients directly or work in a support role. With employee appreciation celebrations throughout the year, opportunities for growth and the satisfaction that you are part of a hospital leading the way with accessible, convenient healthcare in Tucson, Northwest is a great place to work.  NMC is accredited by The Joint Commission and is an equal opportunity employer:  race, gender, disability and Veteran status, and VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested.

The kitchen staff atNorthwest Medical Center is a diverse culinary team that works together toprovide exceptional food and care for our patients, visitors and staff. Ourculinary team works with the Chefs to create dishes for our retail space, TheSaguaro Café. The dish-washing team also works with the Chefs to provideassistance in the kitchen on a daily basis. We cater many events at thehospital throughout the year, making for a fun, fast-paced environment. We takepride in our teamwork, and look forward to meeting new candidates that wish towork in the Nutritional Services Department at Northwest Medical Center.

Position Purpose


Prepares and serveshigh quality nutritious meals to  Patients, Staff, Physicians and Visitorsin a safe and sanitary manner.  Cooks' duties includes all hot prep andcooking for department. Communicates with service staff in retail and patientareas to ensure all staff have daily menu information - to includeidentification of allergens and special serving instruction. Adheres toDepartment standards, Pima County Health department regulations, JACHOstandards.  Maintain a clean and sanitary work environment. Demonstratesefficiency in computer software, electronic department communication.



High School / GED orequivalent previous experience in large scale food preparation.


One (1) yearexperience in institutional food preparation.

Knowledge of cookingmethods/procedures, including types of preparation and related routines.


Current HealthDepartment Sanitation Certificate or Serve Safe Certificate from a countywithin the state of Arizona or Food Handler Certificate

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