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Cook at Cedarcrest Hospitals Limited

Cedarcrest Hospitals was founded in Abuja in January, 2008; and was formerly known as Cedarcrest Orthopaedic Clinics. Within a few years, the hospital expanded its scope of practice into a full-fledged private multispecialty hospital. The core vision of the organization is to provide world-class healthcare services to patients in Nigeria, West Africa, and globally.

With hospitals located in both Abuja and Lagos, our services accommodate over one hundred (100) beds and provide services and facilities such as; emergency/trauma centre, a helipad, a major radiology diagnostic centre, a prosthetic manufacturing plant, an oxygen manufacturing plant, modular surgical operating theatres, cardiac catheterization unit and several other facilities that make for a modern multispecialty hospital.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Cook

Job Code: NL00004
Location: Lagos

Job Summary

  • Reporting to the Nursing Service Manager, the Chef/Cook will be responsible for preparing meals for both patients and hospital staff. The incumbent is responsible for preparing nutritious meals for patients and hospital staff.
  • As a Chef/Cook, you will be required to work with different kitchen appliances and tools.
  • The activities of the Chef/Cook include; creating menus for inpatients and hospital staff, preparing meals for patients and hospital staff, serving inpatients and hospital staff, seeing to the cleanliness of the kitchen, and washing dishes, pots and other kitchen utensils.

Responsibilities

  • Plan menus that are varied, nutritionally balanced, and appetizing, taking advantage of foods in season and local availability.
  • Prepares meals according to menus, special dietary or nutritional restrictions, and numbers of portions to be served.
  • Prepares meals according to the dietary specifications of the patients as instructed by the Nursing Service Manager.
  • Makes adjustments to the menu to accommodate patients with allergies or specific diet concerns.
  • Portions, arrange and garnish the food to be served to patients or staff.
  • Operates various kitchen appliances such as a blender, microwave, electric kettle, or sandwich machine.
  • Cleans food preparation areas as determined by kitchen best practices and Hospital policy.
  • Responsible for storing food items appropriately and at the right temperature.
  • Estimates expected food consumption and plan appropriately for the week.
  • Compile and maintain records of food use and food purchases.
  • Advice the hospital on meal prices based on calculations of ingredient prices.
  • Monitor menus and spending in order to ensure that meals are prepared economically.
  • Makes requisition of food supplies, kitchen equipment, and appliances based on estimates of future needs.
  • Take inventory of supplies and equipment.
  • Responsible for washing pots, pans, dishes, utensils and other cooking equipment.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications

  • SSCE /  Diploma from a Culinary School will be an added advantage.
  • 2 – 5 years relevant work experience.
  • Proven knowledge as a cook.
  • Knowledge of various cooking procedures and methods.
  • Ability to follow all sanitation procedures.
  • Ability to work in a team.
  • Ability to communicate in the English language.
  • Ability to read and write in the English language.
  • Knowledge in handling kitchen equipment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Basic computational skills.

Special Conditions:

  • Employment is contingent on passing a medical screening conducted by the hospital
  • The employee will be subject to various testing including but not limited to drug and medical testing throughout the tenure of their employment
  • Knowledge of workflow processes.

Deadline: 5th November, 2021.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter to: careers@cedarcresthospitals.com using the Job Title and Code (NL00004) as the subject of the email.

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