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Cook - Inpatient Mid County Care Center

Apply Job ID 7703 Date posted 6/21/2022 Division Suncoast Hospice Position Type Full-Time Regular Shift 7am - 5:30pm



Empath Health is a nonprofit integrated network of care that provides expert, life-changing health care to those with chronic and advanced illnesses. Empath Health includes hospice, palliative home health and physician services, independent living assistance and day care for seniors, HIV services and advance care planning.

Suncoast Hospice was established in 1977 by a group of volunteers who realized the value of hospice care and wanted to bring it to their community. As a member of Empath Health, we are a nonprofit organization that provides care, compassion and comfort to thousands of Pinellas County residents.

We are currently seeking an experienced and compassionate Cook to promote and follow all dietary policies and procedures in the Care Centers to ensure safe food practices. The Cook is responsible for preparing food according to standardized recipes as outlined on the food production program, plans and coordinates cooking schedules, prepares and serves meals for special functions, and maintains a clean and orderly kitchen and dining room. The Cook provides dining services to patients and guests while maintaining and exceeding hospitality and service standards. The Cook is also responsible for ensuring attractive and palatable food selections for patients at flexible times to meet individual needs of patients. The Cook will be responsible for assignment of tasks/duties for staff present during shift and will communicate kitchen staff’s performance successes/issues to Dietary Supervisor.

Mission: Through every step of every journey, we offer compassion through extraordinary care, hope through innovative services and inspiration through endless encouragement.

Vision: To be the leader in life-changing health care.



As a Cook with Empath Health you must be patient/family focused, loyal, motivated and interested in serving your community.

Other requirements of this role include:

• Education and/or Experience: High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Desire to work with Hospice patients.
• High school diploma or equivalent.
• Two years of successful experience in a hospital, nursing home, governmental or school facility food service program or successful completion of a formalized technical education or other food service class.
• Ability to effectively communicate with patients, families, visitors, volunteers, and staff.
• Ability to provide dishwashing services and assist in providing dining services which meet or exceed hospitality and service standards.
• Ability to read and follow instructions to meet needs of kitchen services and cleaning.
• Ability to perform duties while standing, walking and bending on a daily basis. Also requires the ability to lift and/or carry weights up to and including 50 pounds on a daily basis without assistance. The ability to work in an environment of varying temperatures due to ovens, gas burners, and grills and cold temperatures from walk-in freezers and coolers.
• Successful completion of SafeServe course

Applicants provisionally accepted for employment will be required to undergo a fitness for duty evaluation. The individual will be required to simulate the tasks that they would normally be expected to perform in their role. Those who qualify under ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) will be provided with reasonable accommodations to assist in the performance of the evaluated tasks.


Empath Health wants your career to be as rewarding as possible. We provide our employees with numerous opportunities for growth, education and advancement. We offer competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package and peace of mind.
Other benefits include:

• Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
• Group Term Life and AD&D Insurance
• Voluntary term life insurance
• Short-term and long-term disability
• Professional group liability insurance
• Paid Time Off
• Flexible spending accounts
• Retirement savings plan with employer match
• Mileage reimbursement
• Cell phone plan discounts
• Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
• Tuition reimbursement
• Local, state and national workshops and conferences
• Advanced certification courses
• Leadership development programs
• Much more!

Our commitment to patient, client, staff and volunteer safety is a cornerstone of a High Reliability Organization with a focus on zero harm. Participation in the seasonal influenza and COVID-19 program is a condition of employment and a requirement for all Empath Health employees.

Drug & Tobacco Free Workplace.
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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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