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Grill Cook

Austin, TX, United States

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SHIFT: Days (rotating weekends)

SCHEDULE: Full-time

St. David’s Medical Center is part of St. David’s HealthCare, one of the largest health systems in Texas, which was recognized in 2014 with a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Founded in 1924, St. David’s Medical Center is a full-service medical center offering comprehensive medical care at three locations—St. David’s Medical Center, Heart Hospital of Austin and St. David’s Georgetown Hospital.


Located in central Austin, St. David’s Medical Center includes a 350-bed acute care hospital and a 64- bed rehabilitation hospital providing comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care. It is home to the internationally renowned Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute and St. David’s Neuroscience & Spine Institute. The hospital provides a complete range of women’s services, including its acclaimed maternity unit, maternal-fetal medicine, a high-risk maternal and neonatal transport team, the region’s largest and most sophisticated Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and The Breast Center; complex surgical services; a comprehensive Bariatric Surgery Center; and a 24-hour emergency department.
St. David’s Medical Center was named among the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics from 2010 to 2016. Truven also named St. David’s Medical Center to the list of 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in 2013, 2015 and 2016. The hospital earned a national distinction for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group from 2012 to 2016, and it received the 2016 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence from Healthgrades for the fifth consecutive year, as well as Healthgrades’ 2016 America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™ for the second consecutive year.

The Best is Here - St. David's Healthcare - Austin Texas

With more than 110 sites across Central Texas, St. David’s HealthCare includes seven of the area’s leading hospitals and is one of the largest health systems in Texas.

The Cook reviews the production sheet and daily menus to determine type and quantities of meats, vegetables, soups, sauces and breads to be prepared.  Plans cooking schedule to ensure that food will be ready at specified times.  Prepares seasonings, measures and mixes, bakes, test food and adjusts heat on food being cooked. Assists in patient cart and tray delivery.  Assists in stocking of food items. Serves on breakfast trayline


Primary Duties



  • Review menus to determine type and quantities of meats, entrees, soups, etc. to be prepared.            

  • Prepares and/or cooks food items for patients or residents, staff, visitors and special functions following standardized recipes and acceptable methods of preparation.             

  • Mixes ingredients according to recipes.         

  • Bakes, roasts, steams meats, fish and other foods. Makes sauces, soups, stews and casseroles.

  • Tests food being cooked by tasting, smelling and/or piercing to determine that it is cooked properly.     

  • Plans cooking schedule to ensure that food will be ready at the specified time.        

  • Procures foodstuffs from refrigerators, freezers or other storage areas.         

  • Maintains cook area in a clean, neat and orderly manner.


  • Adheres to dress code, conduct and attendance policies.              

  • Accepts both positive and negative constructive feedback.           

  • Attends at least 80% of in-services and departmental meetings.

  • Demonstrates a supportive/positive attitude toward the hospital and fellow employees – is a positive team member.

  • Expresses self in an organized, comprehensive, articulate and concise manner.


  • Develops specific work plans and due dates.              

  • Follows through on planned assignments within assigned timeframes.           

  • Effectively prioritizes assignments.  

  • Demonstrates a willingness to accept extra assignments.      

  • Adjusts to change, work pressures or different situations without undue stress.        

  • Demonstrates skill in developing improvements in work methods.    

  • Effective in cost control and resource utilization.

 Key Relationships

  • Maintains positive relationships with internal customers. Is effective in interacting with and problem solving.

  • Maintains positive relationships with external customers. Is effective in interacting with and problem solving.

  • Proactive in meeting customer’s needs. Responds promptly to customer needs or requests.    

  • Keeps Team Leader informed of problems, recommends solutions



Knowledge & Skills
Knowledge of quality food production practices. Good cooking and presentation skills required.  Effective communication skills required. Ability to read and speak English in order to comprehend written instructions and communicate with patients. Positive leadership and good customer service skills are necessary. Maintains a working telephone or agreed upon alternate form of communication.

Education and Experience

Required:  High school diploma/GED OR 3 years of cooking experience in a hospital environment or similar industry

Preferred:  Experience cooking in a hospital or environment, or similar industry



Required:  Current Food Handler's Card through the Department of Health


Full-time, part-time, weekend and as needed (PRN) positions

8, 10 and 12 hour shifts

30 day advanced schedule


Full & Part-time positions eligible for benefits

Career Growth

Daily Meal Plan available




Tuition Reimbursement


Short & Long Term Disability

Life Insurance





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St. David's Medical Center
Facility: St. David's Medical Center
Job ID: 06676-62532
Category: Food Services and Nutrition
Contract: Full-time
Shift: Days (rotating weekends)
Job Class: Regular

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