OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? This position is located in Nutrition and Food Services at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center, Iron Mountain, MI. MAJOR DUTIES: Works independently to prepare and cook a variety of items including regular and therapeutic diet (diabetic, low sodium, low protein, gluten free, etc), entrees and dessert items. Follows menus, production sheets and recipes to prepare items in the quantity needed. Operates a variety of kitchen equipment: oven, combi oven/steamer, grill, slicer, mixer, steam kettles, blender, food processor, scale; follows safety procedures regarding the operation of equipment. Plans cooking processes to produce complete meals on time and at the proper temperature which may require coordination of cooking several items with different cooking times. Combines ingredients according to recipes to produce quality food items, minimizing preparation time and food waste. Follows sanitary food handling procedures; covers, labels and dates food items; utilize or discard ingredients by expiration dates. Cleans, stores, and maintains all kitchen utensils, equipment and work areas practicing a "clean as you go" concept. Cleans and sanitizes assigned work areas: worktables, sinks, blast chillers, racks, carts. Labels all food items with contents and dates per labeling guidelines. Receives, rotates and stores perishable and non-perishable items according to service policies. Removes outdated or damaged goods from stock. Work Schedule: Full-Time; Weekdays/Weekends; 06:00am -2:30 pm Position Description Title/PD#: PD99818A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.