Hospital Cook - ARMC*

  • Colton, California
  • Aug 29, 2023
Full Time Nutrition and Food Services Public Health
  • Salary: $37,648.00 - $49,233.60 Annually USD

Job Description

The Job

Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC) is recruiting for Hospital Cooks who prepare, cook, present, and serve food to patients, staff, and visitors at the Medical Center. The Cook II is responsible for preparing regular and specialized diet food in large quantities; roasting, broiling, frying, steaming, baking, and boiling meats, fish, vegetables, and other foods; recommending new menu items and substitutions to existing menu selections; overseeing the work of other cooks and food service workers; ensuring foods are prepared, presented and served in a timely manner; and maintaining a clean, safe and sanitary work environment while following established guidelines.

For more detailed information, refer to the Cook job description.

This recruitment may be used to fill Extra-help positions as needed. Hours may vary for Extra-help positions depending on the needs of the department. Full-time hours are not guaranteed. Extra-help positions are paid at a higher salary and are in the Unclassified Service which serve at the discretion of the appointing authority. These positions participate in the County's Part-time Seasonal Temporary (PST) Deferred Compensation Plan and do not earn any other benefits. Candidates selected for Extra-help positions are not precluded from being considered for full-time positions and may remain on the list for full-time employment. Be sure to indicate availability for Extra-Help on the application in order to be considered .


Background: Applicants selected for this position must pass a background investigation, which includes verification of employment and education.

Physical: This position requires lifting up to 50 lbs., standing, squatting, and reaching.

Certification: A valid Food Handler's card issued by the County of San Bernardino is required at the time of hire. To learn about obtaining a Food Handler's card issue by the County of San Bernardino CLICK HERE.

Vaccination Requirement: Per the December 24, 2021 updated CA State Public Health Officer Order, all workers who provide services or work in facilities described in subdivision (a) of the order, including clinics and doctor offices, must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. In addition, CDPH Public Health Officer Orders updated on February 22, 2022 requires all workers in health care settings currently eligible for boosters, who provide services or work in the impacted facilities must be "fully vaccinated and boosted" for COVID-19 by March 1, 2022. Workers may be exempt from the vaccination requirements under section (1). View the full order here:

The entire All Facilities Letter notifying of updates to the Public Health Order is available at the following link: AFL 21-34.3 Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccine Requirement for Healthcare Personnel (HCP) .

Vaccination Exemptions: Upon hire, candidates will be required to submit proof of vaccination including the booster dose or request an exemption from the vaccination and booster requirements based on either religious belief or medical reasons.

Minimum Requirements

Experience: Applicants must meet one of the four options listed below:

Option 1: Three (3) months of full-time experience of large quantity food preparation in a hospital, school, military, correctional facility, hotel or similar large institution serving 100 persons or more at a time .

Option 2: Six (6) months of full-time food service experience at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center or any hospital environment.

Option 3: A community college Certificate in Culinary Arts.

Option 4: One (1) year of f ull-time experience as a cook in a restaurant or fast food environment.


Certificate: Incumbents must obtain a San Bernardino County Food Handler's Certificate within two (2) weeks of hire.

Desired Qualifications

The department seeks a dependable candidate with experience leading kitchen staff in the preparation of large quantities of food in a healthcare setting. The candidate should be able to resolve problems and make decisions independently; meet deadlines; possess a working knowledge of advanced kitchen equipment and electronics; and adjust to unexpected changes in schedules, menus, and staffing in an effective, professional manner.

Selection Process

Application Procedure: Please complete and submit the online employment application and supplemental questionnaire as soon as possible for priority consideration . Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application and/or supplemental questionnaires.

There will be a competitive evaluation of qualifications based on the information provided in your Application and the Supplemental Questionnaire. The most highly qualified candidates, based on the evaluation results, will be referred for an interview. Be sure to include in your application and supplemental questions your experience in meeting the minimum requirements.
To ensure timely and successful submission of your online application, please allow ample time to complete and submit your application as soon as possible. Applicants will be automatically logged-out if they have not submitted the application and all required materials prior to the posted deadline. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive an onscreen confirmation and an email. We recommend that you save and/or print these for your records. Please note, if you do not receive an onscreen confirmation and an email acknowledging our receipt of your application we have not received your application.

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EEO/ADA: San Bernardino County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant employer, committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants.

ADA Accommodation: If you have a disability and require accommodations in the testing process, submit the Special Testing Accommodations Request Form within one week of a recruitment filing deadline.

Veterans' Preference: Eligible veterans and their spouse or widow(er) who are not current County employees may be awarded additional Veterans' Preference points. Click here for information and instructions to request Veteran's Preference points.
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Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

Colton, California United States View Map