at Northern Light Health in Bangor, Maine, United States

Job Description

Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center

Department: Food and Nutrition Services

Position is located: Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center

Work Type: PRN

Hours Per Week: Variable

Work Schedule: Variable


The Cook/Baker prepares food items using food safety guidelines for patients and non-patient customers. They are expected to follow recipes accurately, track usage and make recommendations for improvements in products as well as processes. The cooks work together as a team. Duties include operating and cleaning many pieces of kitchen equipment (slicers, ovens, broilers, grills, steam jacket kettles, etc) and calculating recipe quantities and projections of food quantities as needed.


+ Follows departmental policies and procedures.

+ Is flexible with work schedule.

+ Willingly accepts direction and performs other duties as assigned.

+ Participates in training new hires.

+ Completes slicer duties according to standards and on time.

+ Completes breakfast cook duties according to standards and on time.

+ Completes vegetable prep duties according to standards and on time.

+ Works all meal line positions as assigned: food set up in steamtable prior to meal service; hot cabinets stocked; restocking of lines conducted with efficiency and excellent customer service; back up products prepared as needed; accepts alternate assignments as needed to expedite meal service; assures foods are at appropriate temperatures during holding as well as when brought to the line.

+ Opens/closes kitchen area for cooks.

+ Covers bakery assignment as needed.

+ Covers diet kitchen assignment as needed.

+ Prepares off-site meals as assigned.

+ Communicates with coworkers to assure efficient production.

+ Covers lead cook assignment as needed.

+ Is involved in D-10 testing and taste tests foods prepared.

+ Complete computer forecasting sheets at end of each patient meal.

+ Manages time effectively.

+ Attends mandatory in-services, completes ICare modules 2 weeks prior to evaluation.

+ Handles equipment safely and reports equipment malfunctions.

+ Produces high quality foods by following standardized recipes, continually evaluates quality of production for flavor, appearance, texture, makes suggestions for improving recipes to supervisors.

+ Demonstrates knowledge of food safety: temperatures taken of hot foods every 20 min during holding or on the line; hand hygiene and proper use of gloves; practices time/temperature principles; prevents cross contamination; appropriately labels and dates foods for safe storage; stores hot foods in shallow pans, covered and dated.

+ Cleaning responsibilities: work area is cleaned and sanitized when finished with a task; completes cleaning lists; equipment is cleaned and sanitized when finished; trash removed from work area as needed; grease taken to the recyling bin 3 times/week.

+ All overtime approved by supervisor.

+ Minimizes over-production by following production guides.

+ Keeps supplies stocked to standard pars.

+ Assures proper rotation of stored foods by using “first in first out”.

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Competencies and Skills

+ Behaves with Integrity and Builds Trust: Acts consistently in line with the core values, commitments and rules of conduct. Leads by example and tells the truth. Does what they say they will, when and how they say they will, or communicates an alternate plan.

+ Cultivates Respect: Treats others fairly, embraces and values differences, and contributes to a culture of diversity, inclusion, empowerment and cooperation.

+ Fosters Accountability: Creates and participates in a work environment where people hold themselves and others accountable for processes, results and behaviors. Takes appropriate ownership not only of successes but also mistakes and works to correct them in a timely manner. Demonstrates understanding that we all work as a team and the quality and timeliness of work impacts everyone involved.

+ Practices Compassion: Exhibits genuine care for people and is available and ready to help; displays a deep awareness of and strong willingness to relieve the suffering of others.


+ Required High School Diploma/General Educational Development (GED)

Working Conditions

+ Work with computers, typing, reading or writing.

+ Potential exposure to hazardous materials.

+ Lifting, moving and loading 30 to 50 pounds.

+ Potential exposure to noise levels being uncomfortable.

+ Potential exposure to noxious odors.

+ Potential exposure to very hot or cold temperatures.

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Job Posting: JC258953805

Posted On: Apr 27, 2024

Updated On: Jun 22, 2024

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