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Room Service 124100
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The Cook I position in the department of Room Service at MD Anderson Cancer Center produces quality food and beverages for patients, guests and visitors.  Production may be in quantity or cooked-to-order. Maintain quality and freshness of all food served in Patient Room Service & Dining Services. Follow standard practices, departmental policies and procedures and comply with regulatory requirements.

Ideal candidates will have a high school diploma or equivalent and at least one year of experience cooking in a high-volume food service environment.

The hours for the position are 1:30-10pm, with rotating weekends and holidays required.

Hourly breakdown of salary range:
Minimum $17.00 - Midpoint $19.08 - Maximum $21.15

MD Anderson offers our employees:
- Paid employee medical benefits (zero premium) starting on first day for employees who work 30 or more hours per week
- Group Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D and Disability coverage
- Paid time off (PTO) and Extended Illness Bank (EIB) paid leave accruals
- Paid institutional holidays, wellness leave, childcare leave and other paid leave programs
- Tuition Assistance Program after six months of service
- Teachers Retirement System defined-benefit pension plan and two voluntary retirement plans
- Employer paid life, AD&D and an illness-related reduced salary pay program 
- Health Savings Account and Dependent Care Reimbursement flexible spending accounts
- Fertility benefits
- State of Texas longevity pay
- Extensive wellness, recognition, fitness, employee health programs and employee resource groups.

Much like the personalized cancer treatment our patients receive, our culinary and clinical nutrition teams design restaurant-style menus with fresh, cooked-to-order foods that are personalized to meet each cancer patient's dietary guidelines.  Their choices can be delivered to their hospital rooms 365 days a year, from 6:30am to 9:30pm.  Caregivers and guests of inpatients are also able to order quality meals with fresh ingredients designed by culinary experts.  Room Service programs like ours that provide efficient, high quality, cooked-to-order culinary options have become essential to ensuring a better patient experience.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is ranked the nation’s top hospital for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals.”  MD Anderson’s mission is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation and the world through exceptional programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention. Our mission also includes education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES:

Production: Demonstrate and maintain a sense of urgency and timeliness to ensure patient satisfaction.  Able to work in a high-pressure environment.  Demonstrate a keen sense of time management.  Possess ability to rapidly comprehend oral and/or written communication.  Exhibit positive, enthusiastic attitude.  Committed to a team work effort.  Pre-prepare food for assigned station.

Safety and Sanitation: Adhere to excellent sanitation practices.  Ability to maintain daily critical control points in respective areas under HACCP guidelines.

Patient Satisfaction: Create a positive interaction and outcome with guests and staff by utilizing the interpersonal and customer service skills.  communicate effectively, assure accuracy, food presentation, and diet compliance.  Adhere to policies, guidelines and procedures.  Produce food to order, accurately and with flavor profiles and eye appeal.  Possess understanding of standard mise-en-place practices and rotation of food product to ensure freshness and quality.  Demonstrate ability to produce quality a la carte food on a high volume.

EDUCATION:
Required:  High school diploma or equivalent.

EXPERIENCE:
Required:  One year related experience in a high volume food service environment.

Preferred:  At least one year of cooking experience.

OTHER:
Must obtain a current Texas Food Handlers Certification within 30 days of entry into job. 

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

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