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Cook – Whitcomb Terrace (full-time)

Aspen Valley Hospital

This is a Contract position in Minturn, CO posted July 1, 2020.

32 hours per week w/ full benefits.
Prepare and serve appealing, appetizing and nourishing food to the residents, staff, and visitors.

Prepares meals in accordance with planned menus.
Assists in inventory and receiving food supplies.
May provide on the job training and orientation programs for dietary personnel as directed by the supervisor.
Assists in cleaning of the department by daily cleaning and per schedule.
Demonstrates purposeful service excellence through exceeding patient and coworker expectations.
Represents the department/hospital as a dedicated, courteous, and responsive employee
Records pertinent documentation in accordance with regulatory requirements, professional standards and hospital policy.
Adheres to federal, state and hospital rules and regulations concerning HIPAA privacy and security.
Follows Hospital compliance plan and policies, including the Code of Conduct.
Participates in required training for compliance related activities (HIPAA, Compliance, Patient Safety, TJC, etc.)
Reviews menus prior to preparation of food and documents any menu substitutions
Prepares and serves meals that are palatable and appetizing in appearance and prepares food for special requests.
Maintains a clean and sanitary kitchen. Cleans all equipment, dishes, and utensils after use. Cleans items as needed and per cleaning schedule. Follows established rules of the kitchen.
Follows proper fire and safety procedures, established infection control protocols and universal precaution policies and procedures.
Follow established safety regulations in use of equipment and supplies and reports any accident/incident or hazards to manager, appropriately responds to emergent situations involving residents
Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own professional decision making and professional growth.
Participates and contributes to departmental meetings and activities.
Completes required training in senior care within 3 days of hire.
Completes at least one form of continuing education annually focusing on senior care issues.
Patient Centered:is passionate about patient care, creating positive impressions on a consistent basis and exceeding our patients’ expectations. Exhibits courtesy and sensitivity to the needs of patients and their families, responds with a sense of urgency to patient problems, anticipates patient requirements, responds proactively and places the patient’s safety above all else.
Teamwork:works collaboratively with physicians and other staff and assists whenever possible. He/she openly shares information, provides feedback and participates in appropriate decision making as part of a team of healthcare professionals. Hospital and departmental objectives are placed ahead of individual agendas
Respect for Others:actively listens to others, takes other opinions into account, and communicates openly and honestly. He/she demonstrates respect for others by being timely with communications, completion of tasks, and meeting attendance. The employee is respectful of all physicians, colleagues, patients, visitors, and other stakeholders
Accountability:takes responsibility for his/her actions, abides by the hospital’s guiding philosophies and policies, and follows through on commitments and physician orders. He/she provides complete and accurate information to the Physician and/or other members of the work team. takes personal pride and ownership in the quality of care and services provided to all internal and external customers
Integrity:is truthful, trustworthy, and principled. He/she demonstrates character, conviction, and honest and ethical behavior in all interactions with others. The employee’s word can be trusted. Behavior is consistent with these AVH Core Values

· 2 years of cook experience required.
· 1-2 years of experience within a dietary department recommended.


· Ability to concentrate and show attention to detail
· Relatively high degree of analytical abilities
· Strong interpersonal skills required
· Ability to work independently


· Ability to read and communicate effectively in English


· Normal patient care environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust and temperature
· May be exposed to communicable diseases through normal or careless performance of responsibilities
· May be exposed to mechanical dangers associated with mechanical devices
· May be exposed to stressful situations



On-the-job time is spent in the following physical activities.
– Percent of Time
Stand: 95%
Walk: 75%
Sit: 5%
Talk or hear: 100%
Use hands to finger, handle or feel: 100%
Push or pull: 80%
Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl: 70%
Reach with hands and arms: 90%
Taste or smell: 75%

This job requires that weight be lifted or force be exerted.
– Yes/ No –
Up to 10 pounds: yes
Up to 25 pounds: yes
Up to 50 pounds: no
Up to 100 pounds: no
More than 100 pounds: no

This job has vision requirements as follows: – Yes/No
Clear close vision: yes
Clear distance vision: yes
Depth perception: yes
Three-dimensional vision; ability to judge
distances and spatial relationships: yes
Ability to adjust eye to bring an object into
sharp focus: yes

Specific demands not listed:


Job may have exposure to the following environmental conditions:
-Yes/No –
Wet, humid conditions (non-weather): no
Work near moving mechanical parts: yes
Fumes or airborne particles: yes
Toxic or caustic chemicals: no
Outdoor weather conditions: yes
Extreme cold (non-weather): no
Extreme heat (non-weather): no
Risk of electrical shock: yes
Work with explosives: no
Risk of radiation: no
Vibration: no

Hearing ability required for work environment is: – Yes/No –
Ability to hear alarms on equipment: yes
Ability to hear patient call: yes
Ability to hear instructions clearly: yes

– Hi/Med/Lo –
The typical noise level for the work environment is: med

Repetitive Motion Actions – Percent of Time –
Repetitive use of foot control: 00%
Repetitive use of hands: 100%
Grasping – simple/light: 90%
Grasping – firm/heavy: 30%
Fine dexterity: 99%