COOKS HELPER Job in State of Rhode Island

State of Rhode Island, Cranston, RI 02920, Openings : 1, Experience : Not Specified
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Job Description :
Class Definition
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: To work as a helper to a cook, baker or food service supervisor by performing simple tasks in the preparation of foods and beverages (hot or cold) in a kitchen of a state institution; or, to perform food service duties in a dining room or cafeteria served by this kitchen; to perform food preparation duties in a kitchen or to operate the pan and rack washing machine in the Central Food Processing Plant; or to perform those duties necessary to maintain cleanliness in the kitchen and related areas; and to do related work as required.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: To work under the close supervision of a superior from whom are received detailed and explicit instructions; work is reviewed for compliance with such instructions.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: As required, may supervise the work of patient, inmate or student intern help.
Illustrative Examples of Work Performed
  • As assigned to work as a helper under the close supervision of a cook or food service supervisor by performing such duties as:
  • To wash, peel, chop, dice or grind vegetables, fruits, and other foods for cooking or for salads; to do other simple work in food preparation such as: making toast, coffee, tea, chocolate; preparing cereal, cooking eggs; making sandwiches; stirring soups; boiling potatoes or other vegetables; to prepare patient intravenous feeding by measuring and assembling specified ingredients using graduated devices; to assemble diet trays and as instructed arranges food thereon to be served to patients; loads food onto food trucks or places food in receptacles in steam tables; to set up dining tables for service; and as required to serve food to persons in cafeteria from steam tables; to collect trays, soiled dishes, cutlery, glassware, etc. after meals and to dispose of scrap or leftover foods; to restock and maintain order of limited amounts (weeks supply) of store goods; to wash dishes manually or in an automatic dishwashing machine and to wash cutlery and glassware and to put them in their designated places for reuse; to clean and wash food trucks, dishwashing machines, freezers, walk-in refrigerators and other kitchen equipment and utensils; to clean and washdown the food preparation areas, kitchen cafeteria and related dining areas including floors, walls, immovable equipment and portable food service equipment; and to do related work as required.
  • As assigned to work as a helper under the close supervision of a baker by performing such duties as:
  • To assemble materials and to weigh, measure and as instructed mix ingredients by hand or in an electric powered mixing machine; to roll dough, and fill pans with dough or batter; to place goods to be baked in, and remove them from ovens; to perform such tasks as carrying materials to a baker or to machines, depositing ingredients in containers, greasing pans, lining pans with greased paper or other appropriate lining; to move racks or rack trucks of dough and/or batter, or baked goods to and from ovens; to clean bakery areas and related equipment and utensils; and to do related work as required.
  • As assigned, to work in the Central Food Processing Plant by performing such duties as:
  • To work as a helper to cooks, bakers and meat cutters in performing such tasks as assembling, portioning, packaging and transporting of materials; to operate a pan and rack washing machine; to wash pots and pans; to clean work areas and refrigerators; and to do related work as required.
Required Qualifications for Appointment

KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND CAPACITIES: A familiarity with the methods and procedures applied in the cooking and baking of food, and in food service and in cleaning of kitchen or baking areas; the ability to understand and follow simple verbal or written directions; the ability to exercise care in the handling, washing, drying and storing of cooking or baking equipment, and glassware; and related capacities and abilities.


Education: Sufficient to follow simple verbal and written directions and to generate simple sums and differences; and
Experience: Such as may have been gained through: employment as a helper in a kitchen or bakery in a hospital, hotel or restaurant which required the performance of routine work in food preparation, food service and various tasks incidental to the preparation of food in a kitchen or bakery, and food service in a dining room or cafeteria.
Or, any combination of education and experience that shall be substantially equivalent to the above education and experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: At the time of appointment must be physically qualified to perform assigned duties as evidenced by a physicians certificate.

Supplemental Information
Pre-Employment Requirements for all candidates to receive a position at ESH is the proof of immunity against:
Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)
Varicella (Chickenpox),
Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (Tdap),
Hepatitis B titers,
Tuberculin Skin Test (TST)

COVID-19 Vaccination Status:

All applicable COVID-19 requirements must be completed prior to employment and employees must show proof of such vaccinations.

This requirement is based on the Rhode Island Department of Health Rules and Regulation for Requirement for Protection Against COVID-19 for Health Care Workers in Licensed Health Care Facilities and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Guidance for the Interim Final Rule – Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination | CMS

Please contact Employee Health Clinic within 2 business days of accepting the position.
The Employee Health Office at the Eleanor Slater Hospital is open 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM Monday through Friday at:
Cranston Ph: (401) 462-2001 Fax:462-1683
Zambarano Ph: (401) 567-5524 Fax: 567-4003
Last Date For Apply: 16/Oct/2022 00:00:00 Job Type : Full Time, Employment Type : PermanentApply Here