First Cook - Gettysburg Hospital

Gettysburg, PA | Service and Trades | Tracking Code: 58173

Position Summary:

We are currently seeking a Full time first cook for our Gettysburg Hospital location.


Wellspan is one of the largest Healthcare networks in South Central PA offering a variety of opportunities in Food Services. In addition to having strong values of collaboration revolving around our ethos of 'Working as One', we welcome community based outreach through volunteering at local farmer’s markets, food demonstrations, healthy food choice education.


Highlights about employment as a First Cook with WellSpan


• No late evening hours
• Free meal per shift
• Small team environment and Positive work atmosphere
• Modulated cooking system designed for quality and Nutrition control to patients
• Bright, Quiet and Climate controlled Kitchen
• Consistent Training
• Open Communication and team support




• Paid Time off (19 days in 0-5 years)
• 6 Paid Holidays
• Health, dental, Vison, life and disability insurance
• Retirement savings plan with employer automatic contribution and employer match
• Tuition reimbursement

General Summary:

Under direct supervision of the Executive Sous Chef, the first cook performs a variety of tasks to assist in the preparation, seasoning, and cooking of food for hospital patients, employees and visitors. Follows standard practices, procedures and sanitation. Follows standardized recipes.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1 Prepares, seasons and cooks food including meats, fish, poultry, and vegetables.
2 Demonstrates knowledge of how to cook all food on the menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
3 Previews menus and work orders to determine type and quantities of meats, vegetables, soups, salads and desserts to be obtained and prepared.
4 Plans and coordinates cooking schedules so that foods will be ready at required times.
5 Measures and mixes ingredients according to recipes.
6 Sets up utensils and food supplies when needed and is able to use a variety of kitchen utensils and equipment including grinders, slicers, mixers and blenders.
7 Alerts supervisor to problems and needs concerning equipment and food supplies. Detects and reports spoiled or unattractive food, defective supplies/equipment or other unusual conditions.
8 Ensures that all foods prepared meet existing standards for quality, freshness, taste and appearance.
9 Ensures that all cooking equipment and utensils are inspected and maintained for cleanliness and proper operation.
10 Ensures that required HACCP guidelines are maintained throughout the food preparation process.
11 Prepares, sets up, and tears down steam table and serving line.


Required Skills

High School or G.E.D. Required

Required Experience

3 - 6 months experience as a cook

Knowledge of cooking methods/procedures, including types of preparation and related routines

Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,500 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 19,000 employees, and 170 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Established in 1800, Adams County includes the borough of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Home to more than 100,000 residents, the town is a mecca for Civil War history buffs and visitors who come to tour the Gettysburg National Battlefield, Gettysburg National Military Park and see the annual Civil War reenactment.

Also located here is Gettysburg College, which has a strong academic reputation in liberal arts. The county is steeped in heritage, and offers a peaceful, country atmosphere, yet is a convenient drive to Washington, D.C., Baltimore, MD and Harrisburg, PA. The area's diversity attracts a lively local music scene, and his home to numerous restaurants and wineries, fresh-produce markets, a ski resort and more. Adams County residents can find local employment in healthcare, tourism, agriculture and manufacturing. (Patient population: 102,000)

Equal Opportunity Employment

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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