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Providence Health & Services Cook in Missoula, Montana


Providence is calling a Cook (Food and Nutrition Services, Variable Shift, 1 FTE) to St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, Montana. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all – especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position you will:

  • Assures accurate therapeutic modification of foods.

  • Completes basic cooking/baking skills such as sifting, dicing, pureeing, roasting, basting, poaching, grilling, weighing, measuring and steaming in an accurate manner.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of quality food production.

  • Follows production sheets using standardized recipes and completes production sheets in stating amounts produced and left overs for a left over amount for each meal.

  • Obtains quantities of food from storage areas and reports any low quantities or supplies needed to supervisor.

  • Provides high quality customer service.

  • Tastes all foods prior to serving. Takes action to improve flavor when necessary or replaces item.

  • Weighs, measures and performs basic math in order to follow and prepare items in proper standardized recipes and in proper portions.

  • Adheres to safety precautions including hazardous wastes and proper sharps disposal.

  • Participates in hospital and unit specific practices to maintain clean, safe and comfortable environment for patients and staff.

  • Reports any faulty equipment or unsafe conditions to supervisor.

  • May assist with the provision of education on the unit and within the hospital. Identifies own professional learning needs. Completes learning needs assessments as assigned. Presents inservices or other educational offerings as assigned.

  • Covers, labels and dates all food for storage. Maintains proper food safety, cleaning and sanitary standards in work area.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • 1 year experience in quantity food preparation and completion of some cooking classes with formal on-the-job training

  • Must have the necessary technical skills to maintain high standards of food preparation.

  • Must have the skill and ability to operate kitchen equipment, read, write, follow oral and written directions and pay attention to details.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

About the hospital you will serve.

St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, Montana has more than 250 licensed beds and serves patients from 17 counties. We have been recognized as a Thomson Reuters Top 100 Hospital and among many other awards, have earned the Premier Award for Quality award repeatedly. Missoula is halfway between Yellowstone and Glacier National Park. It is a university city of 65,000, surrounded by big sky, scenic mountains, forests and renowned rivers.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Cook/Chef

Location: Montana-Missoula

Req ID: 243420