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Job/Position DescriptionAre you ready to be professionally challenged? Are you looking to be part of a dynamic team of engaged and committed professionals? Then the Health and Specialty Care System (HSCS) may be just the place for you! The State Hospital System, under the HSCS is comprised of nine psychiatric hospitals located throughout the state and one youth residential psychiatric center in Waco. The HSCS is a hub of excellence for forensic mental health and complex psychiatric care, with all facilities accredited by The Joint Commission. The hospitals provide state-of-the-art treatment that is recovery-oriented and evidence-based. Whether in a direct-care or support role, your contribution will make a difference in the life of a Texan. Apply now to join our team.The Cook II performs routine (journey level) food preparation work at the state hospital. Work involves preparing, cooking, portioning, distributing, and serving food for regular and therapeutic diets and textures. Follows prescribed menus, recipes, standards, and completes necessary reports. Responsible for sanitation of equipment and work areas. Works in the ingredient room or drives the delivery vehicle as required. Maintains sufficient knowledge to satisfy the requirements of the job. Handles food in accordance with federal, state, and Hazardous Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) guidelines. Follows kitchen and food service safety procedures and practices. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.Performs other duties as assigned. Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agencyand#146;s obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.Essential Job FunctionsAttends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.Prepares and portions food for special diets following food service procedures. May be required to prepare scheduled snacks and supplements. Maintains supply of snack items. Prepares and participates in the distribution of food in a safe and sanitary manner according to the food service policies. May be required to assist in serving food for special diets and following food service procedures. Follows proper food handling in accordance to food service procedures, state, federal, and HACCP guidelines. May be required to receive delivery of food and supplies from vendors. Follows procedures for sanitation and storage of the dishes and food service equipment. Follows required sanitation procedures for cleaning kitchen, stock room, food preparation areas, and satellite areas. Follows safety procedures and practices.Works in the hospital canteen and handles cash in a safe and secure manner to protect the interest of each patient and the State of Texas as required.Maintains work areas in a sanitary and organized manner. When required, answer telephone promptly and transmit messages in a clear, concise, and positive manner. Completes required training per policy. Performs other duties as assigned. Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet t https://jobshrportal.hhsc.state.tx.us/ENG/CareerPortal/job\_profile.cfm?szOrderID=540050 Copy the URL in the preceding sentence to an Internet Explorer browser to apply to the job directly through the Texas Health and Human Services Career Portal.