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Providence Health & Services Cook in Polson, Montana


Providence is calling a Cook (Food and Nutrition Services, Days, 0.0 FTE) to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Polson, 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:

  • Assure accurate therapeutic modification of foods

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

  • Demonstrate knowledge of quality food production

  • Follow production sheets using standardized recipes and complete production sheets in stating amounts produced and left overs for a left over amount for each meal

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

  • Provide high quality customer service

  • Taste all foods prior to serving. Take action to improve flavor when necessary or replaces item

  • Weigh, measure and perform basic math in order to follow and prepare items in proper standardized recipes and in proper portions

  • Adhere to safety precautions including hazardous wastes and proper sharps disposal

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

  • Report any faulty equipment or unsafe conditions to supervisor

  • Management of Human Resources: May assist with the provision of education on the unit and within the hospital. Identify own professional learning need Complete learning needs assessments as assigned. Present inservices or other educational offerings as assigned

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


Required qualification for this position include:

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

Preferred qualification for this position include:

  • High school diploma or General Equivalency Degree (GED)

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence St. Joseph Assisted Living Center is located on the St. Joseph Medical Center Campus in one of the most beautiful places you could choose for a retirement community. We provide multi-level care options for seniors who want an active and vibrant lifestyle with access to the assistance they may need with daily activities and healthcare. Located on the shore of Flathead Lake, the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi, and under the spectacular Mission Mountain Range in northwestern Montana, Providence St. Joseph Assisted Living Center is just one mile from downtown Polson, Montana and 66 miles from Missoula, MT and Providence St. Patrick Hospital.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

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 is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. 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: On Call

Shift: Day

Job Category: Cook/Chef

Location: Montana-Polson

Req ID: 294200