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Company: Universal Health Services
Location: Kirkland
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:


The Cook/Diet Aide is responsible for the preparation of evening meals for patients, and facility staff in accordance with approved menus cycles and production sheets, providing assistance to the morning cook for lunch service preparation; assists the Dietary Manager with preparing for special functions and other special events that may occur. Diet Aide responsibilities are included as needed for the overall operation of the kitchen.



  • Must have at least two (2) years experience in quantity cooking, a basic knowledge of modified diets
  • Training in food service sanitation and possession of food service sanitation certification is required
  • Experience utilizing industrial kitchen equipment and utensils
  • Some prior kitchen supervisory experience helpful.


  • Knowledge of basic therapeutic diets.
  • Knowledge of basic food service sanitation.
  • Knowledge of food portion and waste control.
  • Knowledge of industrial kitchen operations and procedures.
  • Knowledge of industrial equipment and utensils, and skill in utilizing such.
  • Knowledge of basic equipment repairs and adjustments.
  • Skill in organizing and prioritizing workloads to meet deadlines.
  • Skill in telephone etiquette and paging procedures.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to cook in large quantities.
  • Ability to perform office procedures in absence of the Dietary Manager.
  • Ability to read menus and recipes.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients and co-workers.
  • Ability to adhere to safety policies and procedures.
  • Ability to use good judgment and to maintain confidentiality of information.
  • Ability to work as a team player.
  • Ability to demonstrate tact, resourcefulness, patience and dedication.
  • Ability to accept direction and adhere to policies and procedures.
  • Ability to recognize the importance of adapting to the various patient age groups (youth, adolescent, and adult).
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to meet corporate deadlines.
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.


  • Ability to manipulate various kitchen equipment and utensils.
  • Ability to read menus and recipes.
  • Ability to work within deadlines.
  • Ability to stand and walk about the kitchen and facility frequently.
  • Ability to stand up to 8 hours at a time.
  • Ability to lift at least 50 pounds and to push and pull up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to work in temperatures ranging from -0F. to 100F. and higher.
  • Ability to stoop, kneel and bend daily.
  • Ability to reach, twist and turn above and below the waist.
  • Ability to use both hands to accomplish assigned duties.
  • Prepared to handle hazardous chemicals as needed.
  • Ability to see, taste, smell and hear to assess products served and produce a safe work environment.

EEO Statement

All UHS subsidiaries are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. UHS subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and as such, openly support and fully commit to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion and compensation of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success.


At UHS and all subsidiaries, our Human Resources departments and recruiters are here to help prospective candidates with matching skillset and experience with the best possible career at UHS and our subsidiaries. We take pride in creating a highly efficient and best in class candidate experience. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail etc. If you feel suspicious of a job posting or job-related email, let us know by contacting us at: or 1-800-852-3449.

Keywords: Universal Health Services, Kirkland , Cook, Other , Kirkland, Washington

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