Providence Health & Services Cook - Extended Care in Anchorage, Alaska


Providence is calling a Cook (Susitna Cottage, Day, 0.0 FTE) at Providence Extended Care in Anchorage, Alaska.

Under supervision of the Registered Dietitian, this position will be primarily responsible for planning, preparing, and serving meals and snacks according to resident dietary plan of care guidelines. Additionally, this position may perform housekeeping related duties and/or participate in other resident services activities as required.

This is an On-Call position which will not include benefits or a guarantee of hours.

In this position you will:

  • Under the direction of the Registered Dietitian and Dietary Services, prepare and serve meals and snacks per the posted menu and stated preferences of the Resident.

  • Prepare foods for therapeutic menus according to dietetic specifications.

  • Serve meals to residents, follow portion control standards and the “My Meal Cards” Guidelines.

  • Be responsible for recording food temperatures at each meal, per industry standards.

  • Be responsible for product receiving, stocking, rotation, dating, date checking and cleanliness of kitchen and food storage areas.

  • As a member of the Cottage team, assist with Cottage related duties, such as housekeeping and resident transport. Actively participate in resident-centered activities and events, as required.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Certifications required within 4 months of hire

  • ServSafe and Food handlers’

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

  • Completion of State of Alaska approved feeding assistance program

  • 2 years of experience in quantity food preparation required, including knowledge of hot and cold food preparation

  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of Resident Care Plans.

  • Able to promote an environment that encourages residents to stay actively involved in their own personal care and health maintenance.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • High school education or equivalent

  • Specific vocational training

  • Experience with the elderly

About Our Community

Providence Extended Care at the Cottages is located on a campus that includes eight cottages and a Commons Building. The Cottages are home to 96 residents. The Commons Building includes the facility reception area, Resident Bank, Gift Shop, Rehabilitation Therapies, Chapel, Supplies, Plant Services, Dietary, Support Services, Staff Development, Administration offices and Conference Rooms. The Cottages bear the names of Alaskan rivers and are arranged in alphabetical order along Compassion Circle.

Each cottage is a home that contains 12 private bedrooms/baths situated around a warm, inviting hearth and living area. An open kitchen allows residents and guests to enjoy the aromas and happenings of a kitchen, just like home. Each Cottage includes a Den along with a Spa and beauty/barber shop station. A patio off the dining area provides easy access to the outdoors and gardening opportunities. Large windows in the living area provide views for all to enjoy.

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

Our Mission

As people of Providence, we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. Providence employs more than 82,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 600 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and other health and educational services. 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: Food Service

Location: Alaska-Anchorage

Req ID: 184160