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Northern Light Health Cook in Mars Hill, Maine

Northern Light A.R. Gould

Department: Food and Nutritn Svcs - LTC-SNF

Position is located:Aroostook Health Center

Work Type: Part Time Eligible

FTE: 0.600000:

Work Schedule: 5:00 AM to 1:30 PM


The Cook is responsible for the preparation and cooking of proper amounts of food items, desserts, salads and other prep work. Standardized recipes, portion control, and preparation methods are used as prescribed by State and Federal guidelines. May be required to supervise a crew of up to six (6) in the area of cooking and food preparations. Is responsible for the cleanliness of work area and for safe, sanitary handling of food, equipment, and supplies. May be responsible for other food preparation tasks as assigned by the Supervisor/Manager.


  • Coordinates the cooking operation and the functions of proper food preparation for patient/resident/cafeteria customers food consumption.

  • Adheres to all organizational and departmental policies and procedures.

  • Maintains high standards of sanitation in all areas.

  • Participates in various meetings as necessary.

  • Ensures all products and food items are stored in accordance with organization policies, adhering to State and Federal Law.

  • Coordinates the deliveries and food production in accordance with assignments from the Supervisor/Manager.

  • Helps control food costs through the use of standardized recipes, portion control, and food specifications.

  • Ensures the servers are adhering to proper holding temperatures for both hot and cold foods.

  • Oversees the handling of daily inventory.

  • Maintains proper production records.

  • Ensures all foods are served according to the diet manual.

  • Participates in departmental Performance Improvement program as needed.

  • Completes other projects and duties as assigned by the Supervisor/Manager.

Other Information:

  • Must be able to work alternating weekends, holidays, and assist in other departments as needed; Laundry, Environmental Services, Maintenance

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

  • Potential exposure to hazardous materials.

  • Potential exposure to noise levels being uncomfortable.

  • Potential exposure to noxious odors.

  • Potential exposure to very hot or cold temperatures.

  • Work with computers, typing, reading or writing.

  • Lifting, moving and loading 30 to 50 pounds.

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