Job Description

Northwest Medical Center is a 300-bed hospital offering a full range of healthcare services including emergency services, accredited chest pain and heart failure programs, neurology and neurosurgery, outpatient imaging, a nationally accredited surgical weight loss program, total joint program, spine program and stroke center (recognized with Gold Seal designations by The Joint Commission), robotic surgery, GI lab, a free-standing women’s center, inpatient rehabilitation facility, wound care center, five urgent care facilities, and three ambulatory surgery centers. NMC also has several affiliated physician practices including Northwest Allied Physicians offering primary care and a wide range of specialists, Desert Cardiology of Tucson, Heart Center of Southern Arizona and Northwest Heart & Vascular.  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.

This position is per-diem (as-needed basis), with rotating day and night shifts.

The kitchen staff atNorthwest Medical Center is a diverse culinary team that works together to provide exceptional food and care for our patients,visitors and staff. Our culinary team works with the Chefs to create dishes for our retailspace, The Saguaro Café. The dish-washing team also works with the Chefs toprovide assistance in the kitchen on a daily basis. We cater many events at the hospital throughout the year, making for a fun, fast-paced environment. We take pride in our teamwork, and look forward to meeting new candidates that wish to work in theNutritional 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 Health Department SanitationCertificate or Serve Safe Certificate from a county within the state of Arizonaor Food Handler Certificate .

Application Instructions

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