Prime Healthcare

Cook - Bayview Behavioral Health Hospital

Facility Paradise Valley Hospital
US-CA-Chula Vista
Position Type
Full Time


Prime Healthcare, with 45 hospitals in 14 states, is one of the nation's premier hospital systems recognized for quality and patient safety. Prime Healthcare hospitals received more than 300 quality awards from Healthgrades, and Prime has more Patient Safety Excellence Award recipients for six consecutive years than any other health system in the country. Our hospitals have also been recognized among the nation’s best by Fortune/IBM Watson Health, and rank among the top health systems in social responsibility and cost efficiency, according to the Lown Hospital Index.

At Paradise Valley Hospital a 291 acute clinic, we are proud of our heritage as the oldest hospital in San Diego’s South Bay, serving the healthcare needs of community for more than 100 years. We are the largest employer in San Diego's National City and our beautiful 30-acre campus is bustling with activity, including exciting new growth and expansion, like our recent high tech upgrades and brand-new San Diego Spine & Joint Center. Our hospital is only a few miles from the ocean and downtown San Diego.

Join our family of caring professionals who bring dedication and commitment to our mission, The Skill to Heal, The Spirit to Care. We combine our compassion and education along with state-of-the-art, life-saving technology to best serve the healthcare needs of our community.


To prepare quality food according to established food safety policies in a sanitary environment.


  • Follows standardized recipes.
  • Produces a good quality product; utilizes creativity and know how in producing food items that are aesthetically pleasing and taste appealing.
  • Serves foods according to the approved portion sizes for patients.
  • Demonstrates good judgment in the ability to organize work flow so that food is ready prior to service, but not unnecessarily early.
  • Adheres to strict temperature controls in regards to internal food temperatures, holding, storage and proper cooling temperatures and takes action when out of range.
  • Prepares appropriate quantities of food avoiding excessive waste.
  • Stores all food properly, including labeling and dating all food according to policy and removes all outdates.
  • Washes hands appropriately throughout shift.
  • Wears gloves and changes gloves according to policy.
  • Utilizes cutting board properly, avoiding cross contamination and ensuring that they are sanitized, as appropriate.
  • Cleans and sanitizes equipment used in performing duties and completes general cleaning assignments.
  • Garnishes food taking into consideration creativity.
  • Thaws meat according to approved procedures.
  • Serves leftovers for cafeteria safely and appropriately according to approved procedures.
  • Cools cooked potentially hazardous foods following food safety procedures.
  • Maintains a neat, orderly work area – “clean as you go”.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.



Education and Work Experience

  1. Two (2) years experience in food service with commercial, institutional cooking experience preferred.
  2. Knowledge of therapeutic diets desired.

County Specific requirement.

  1. County Specific Food Handlers certification required upon hire and maintained current

We are an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status, disability, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or other protected characteristics. If you need special accommodation for the application process, please contact Human Resources. EEO is the Law:


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