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Cook – Patient Food Services(GEN)

The Scarborough Hospital

This is a Contract position in Scarborough, ON posted May 25, 2023.

Cook – Patient Food Services(GEN)

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Job Number: J0523-1220
Job Title: Cook – Patient Food Services(GEN)
Department: NFS Patient Food Services
Job Category: Food Services
Hospital Location: General/Birchmount
Job Type: Part Time
Number Of Positions: 1
Union: CUPE Local 5852
Hours: Days, Afternoons, Evenings, Weekends, Holidays
MIN HRLY RATE: $26.62/Year
MAX HRLY RATE: $28.03/Year
Date Posted: May 26, 2023

Across our three hospitals and eight satellite sites, Scarborough Health Network (SHN) is shaping the future of care. Our many programs and services are designed around the needs of one of Canada’s most vibrant and diverse communities. We are home to North America’s largest nephrology program, as well as the designated cardiac care and spine centre for Scarborough and surrounding communities to the east. We are proud to be a community-affiliated teaching site for the University of Toronto and partner with a number of other universities and colleges, helping to train the next generation of health care professionals. We are also proud to be named one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2022! Learn more at

FOR EXTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY: As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status to the Hospital’s Workplace Health and Safety department.

The completion of this online form serves as your application and will be used to determine if you meet the requirements of this position. Please ensure that you have provided all pertinent information necessary to be considered for this vacancy by the close date.

Reporting to the Supervisor, Nutrition and Food Services, the Cook will be responsible for the production of Patient Meals for both Hot Food Service and Cook Chill production depending on which site they will be covering.


The cook will be responsible for cooking in both a cook chill retherm & hot food service meal plating model of food delivery. Maintaining production records and forecasting food production, maintaining and sanitizing work area and all related equipment, and other related duties as assigned.


• Red Seal Certification (an asset) or relevant experience in Healthcare/Hospitality environment
• Advanced.fst Certificate
• WHMIS Training
• Minimum 3-5 years experience as a cook or relevant skills working in Healthcare/Hospitality
• Experience with Cook Chill and Hot Plate meal service and asset
• Evidence of Leadership & positive team-based skills
• Must have mathematical skills, be able to forecast production needs, problem solving skills, and be able to work independently and be self directed in fast paced environment, adjusting to changing priorities.
• Demonstrate an understanding and commitment to safety programs which include staff safety, patient safety, environmental safety and participate in regular in-service education as it relates to food production.
• Demonstrate a commitment to improve the Patient Experience through effective communication when dealing with patients, colleagues, volunteers and other members of the community and public.
• Demonstrate a pattern of good attendance.
Physical Demands:
• Constant standing and/or walking
• Manual dexterity for handling equipment and supplies
• Must be able to lift up to 30kg
• Exposure to heat and cold of production/service/storage/ware-washing areas
• Handling of cleaning and sanitizing solvents
• Exposure to loud noise of environment.

Scarborough Health Network (SHN) embraces and celebrates our community’s unique multicultural heritage and diversity. SHN is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a culture of inclusiveness and diversity reflecting our diverse patients, staff and community alike. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs.

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