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Req #:  126591
Facility:  Trinity Hospital
Department:  Dietary/Food Service
City:  Chicago
Posting Budget Status:  Day/PM
Shift Type:  Registry
Posting FTE:  0

Advocate Trinity Hospital has a rich and robust history, having served the health care needs of the communities, individuals and families in the southeast side of Chicago for more than 110 years, beginning in 1895 as South Chicago Hospital.   In 1995, Trinity Hospital, part of the Evangelical Health Systems (EHS) merged with Lutheran General Health System to become the present day Advocate Trinity Hospital which is a 193 licensed-bed facility with approximately 300 physicians representing 50 specialties.  This includes advanced heart attack care, expanded Cardiovascular Services, primary stroke care center, oncology/infusion center, Level II special care nursery and an array of surgical specialties not found in most community hospitals.  Trinity earned Joint Commission accreditation, received HealthGrades® recognition with five star ratings for pulmonary and stroke care; also highest rating for total hip replacement surgery and was awarded the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development (SHSMDSM) Circle of Distinction Award.   Trinity's nearly 1,000 employees, make the hospital one of the area's largest employers.

Under general supervision, prepares,seasons, and cooks foods for patients, associates, doctors, and visitors in accordance with established recipes and menus. Measures and mixes food ingredients, uses kitchen utensils and equipment and tests food in order to determine food quality. Maintains a clean and sanitary work environment according to health department regulations.


  • Quality food production for the assigned areas of responsibility including patients, cafeteria, and catering meals.
  • Maintenance of safe and sanitary work environment, observing sanitation and safety regulations,ensuring complaince and censure with regulatory agencies.
  • Participation in self development by attending mandatory inservices and education programs appropriate to the goals and needs of the department.


Position Requirements:

  • High school Diploma.
  • Three to five years of hotel, restaurant or hospital cooking experience with knowledge of all aspects of food prepartion.
  • Culinary Arts degree desired.
  • Preference given to applicants with hospital experience.
  • Computer experience desired. Good Communication skills.
  • Able to interpet and follow recipes.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Abitlity to use all kitchen equipment, follow safety and sanitation procedures, accurately weigh and measure food items.
  • Ability to do mathematical calculations including measure ingredients and adjust recipes to meet production needs.
  • Ability to read, write legibly and speak English. Sanitation certified by Chicago Department of Public Health and the State of Illinois. Must be provided within 90 days of hire. Able to maneuver heavy objects up to 50 pounds unassisted.
  • Able to meet time contraints in a fast~paced environment.
  • Able to perform cleaning task.
  • Able to communicate with others.
  • Some exposure to temperature extremes and humidity.
  • Must have manual dexternity, eye/hand coordiantion.
  • Job requires extonsive pushing, pulling, lifting, stretching, bending, stooping, standing, walking, twisting, and climbing.
  • Exposure to intermittent loud noise.
  • Must be adaptable to varied work requirements such as work schedule and volume of work.

This requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 08/01/2014. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For lifts over 35 pounds, lifting equipment is expected to be used or lift with at least one other associate when available. Unique lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case by case basis.

About Advocate Health Care


Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago