Now Hiring: Cook at Crossroads Inlet Centre Hospice

Organization Summary

Founded in 1988, Crossroads Hospice Society (CHS) has the honour of serving the Lower Mainland, primarily the communities of Anmore, Belcarra, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody. As a non-profit society, CHS supports its communities through its 10-bed stand-alone hospice residence that it operates in partnership with Fraser Health, as well as its Thrift Store and Grief Support Services. The Hospice allows individuals to live their final days in peace and comfort in a home-like setting. CHS is supported by an incredible team of employees and more than 200 volunteers.

 

Job Description

Reporting to the Hospice Manager, Cooks are responsible for menu planning, ordering food supplies as required, food preparation, kitchen cleanliness and general housekeeping, and supporting patients and their families. The successful applicant must enjoy being in contact with the public as well as maintaining a co-operative, efficient, working relationship with other staff and immediate co-workers and volunteers.

 

Work Schedule

Sunday to Thursday – 10am to 4:30pm

Need to be flexible to cover the full shift (8am to 6pm) for coverage when required.

Start Date: Immediately

 

Duties and Responsibilities

Typical duties include:

  • Preparing patient meals, including special diets, and serving meals as needed
  • Preparing food for special occasions
  • Doing all necessary baking
  • Preparing weekly menus as needed
  • Maintaining required Health Standards in food preparations and cleanliness
  • Washing, drying, and putting away all dishes, pots and pans used in preparation of meals and baking
  • Maintaining an ongoing inventory of food supplies and household supplies which pertain to the kitchen
  • Ordering food supplies and submitting bills as needed; checking for quality of food delivered
  • Cleaning and sanitizing kitchen area, dishes, and equipment
  • Organizing and cleaning pantries, food storage areas
  • Reporting defective equipment
  • Specified general housekeeping duties and performing other related work as required.

 

Qualifications and Requirements

The successful candidate will have the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • High School Diploma
  • Previous experience in the healthcare environment an asset
  • At least 1 year of experience as a cook would be ideal
  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic
  • WHMIS certification
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, teamwork and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and multitask
  • Ability to operate related equipment
  • Moderate physical fitness level required
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds
  • Possessing an understanding and acceptance of hospice philosophy
  • Maintaining confidentiality of all patient/family and personnel information as per Society and Fraser Health Authority’s confidentiality regulations
  • Performing duties in an efficient and effective manner while maintaining the spirit, dignity and individual needs of patients, families and guests. 

Licenses Required

  • Food Safe Certificate (Required)
  • BC Driver's License (Preferred)

 

Notes

A satisfactory Criminal Record Check is a condition of employment.

The successful applicant will be required to provide Proof of Immunizations and Tuberculosis Screening Test results.

Crossroads Hospice Society is an equal opportunity employer.

 

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Sylvie Jensen - sylvie@crossroadshospice.org