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NANA Regional Corporation Pantry Cook, FT - Alaska Psychiatric Institute ($18/HR Benefits) in Anchorage, Alaska

Req ID: API00314


The Pantry Cook position is responsible for preparing food for patients, cooks, cafeteria, and hospital staff. Cleaning work areas as related to the preparation and serving of food.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepares food as indicated by par level sheets and in accordance with both Nutritional Services and Health Department standards.

  • Follows standardized recipes to meet nutritional needs.

  • Follows preparation sheets and build cards or recipes

  • Follows all portion control standards

  • Preparing cold food items such as salads, cut fruit, sandwiches and cold deserts.

  • Prepare patient snacks according menu cycle.

  • Works patient tray line to plate food for delivery to units.

  • Setup and breakdown of patient tray line and steam tables.

  • Follows dietary restrictions and patient menu selection when serving.

  • Responsible for FIFO during meal prep.

  • May operate steam tables, dish machine, trash carts, and knives.

  • May assist with serving patients in the cafeteria.

  • Adheres to all sanitation regulations set by Federal, State, and local municipalities.

  • This position is not responsible for the supervision of staff.

  • Other duties that are pertinent to the department or unit’s success also may be assigned.


Minimum Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent.

  • Alaska Food Workers Card or ServSafe Certification contingent upon 30 days of hire.

  • Must have at least six (6) months of food service experience.

  • Must be able to work independently and complete assignments in a timely manner.

  • Must be able to abide by NMS and HACCP standards.

  • Must pass a fingerprinting background investigation that complies with The Crime Control Act, Child Care Worker Act and the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act.

  • Contract requires employees to speak, understand, read and write English.

  • This contract requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last dose). If you are not fully vaccinated, please acknowledge that, in order to be hired, you must be fully vaccinated or have a client/company approved exemption.

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least one (1) year of experience working within a hospital or school cafeteria setting.

  • At least one (1) year of working knowledge, training, and usage of food production equipment.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

Weather: Indoors: environmentally controlled; requires most or all work to be done inside.

Noise level: Moderate

Description of environment: This is an industrial hospital kitchen located in a healthcare setting.

Physical requirements: Employee is required to lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. Frequently required to sit, stand, walk, use hands/fingers to handle or feel, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk/hear, see, taste/smell, and carry weight/lift.

Travel: None


NMS Core Values

Safety guides our behavior.

Honesty and integrity govern our activities.

Commitments made will be fulfilled.

All individuals are treated with dignity and respect.

The environment will be protected and sustained.

Organization: Food and Facilities Management

Job: Food Preparation & Service

Primary Location: US-AK-Anchorage

Shift: Day Job

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