Cook II - Nutrition & Food Service

Nova Scotia Health Authority - Antigonish, NS (30+ days ago)

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Req ID: 61566
Location: Eastern Zone, St. Martha's Regional Hospital
Company: NSHA
Department: 3003556 NFS Patient Food Service SMRH
Type of Employment: Casual Relief (3% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status: Support Bargaining Unit - Unifor
Posting Closing Date: 31-Mar-20

Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.


Reporting to the Food Service Supervisor and Manager, Nutrition & Food Services, the Cook performs basic, routine duties related to the assembly and service of food for patients. Responsibilities include:

  • Preparing all menu items according to standardized recipes
  • Participating in facility menu review for both patient and cafeteria food services
  • Giving direction to assistant cooks and dietary general workers
  • Adjusting recipes according to food requirements and providing information to food service supervisor for ordering of food
  • Ensuring quality of food products in all stages of production
  • Participating in quality assurance activities
  • Operating electric, gas, steam equipment
  • Maintaining equipment in high degree of cleanliness
  • Receiving deliveries from various vendors
  • Setting up food in steam table and participating in delivery of patient food service
  • recipe and menu provision for Dial for Dining service

  • Grade 12 required (Employees hired prior to September 2004 exempt)
  • Journeyman’s Papers or applicants with Section A or Block 1 cooking course completed, ability to demonstrate active participation in Block 2 cooking course, and a commitment towards Journeyman’s Papers
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of the position (lifting, bending, walking, standing)
  • Serv Safe Advanced course required
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
Hours of Work

  • Casual Relief Position
Salary Information

$20.2635 - $23.0266

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.

Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment. Additional documentation such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.

Criminal Record Check
Proof of education & training certifications
Proof of any additional required qualification
Valid registration with the relevant licensing body
Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation
Proof of SIN number

Hiring Process will depend on the timeliness of delivering the above. This is a Support bargaining unit - Unifor position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. Only online applications are accepted.

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.

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