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    The VA Black Hills Health Care System (VA BHHCS) is located in the beautiful Black Hills of Western South Dakota. South Dakota has No State Income Tax, has been named one of the Happiest and Safest States in the nation, is home to Top Ten Scenic Drives and Top Ten National Forests, features an Outdoor Life's Top City for Outdoor Enthusiasts and hosts the legendary annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

    VA BHHCS is where we live and work in rural small town settings, only minutes from Rapid City's shopping, dining, cultural, and entertainment venues. We offer rich history, including Mammoths and Prehistoric Civilizations, the 7th Cavalry, Deadwood, and Mount Rushmore.

    VA BHHCS is a multi-campus health care system, with approximately 1300 employees, providing primary care, acute medicine, surgery, behavioral health, nursing home and domiciliary care from medical centers located at Fort Meade and Hot Springs, South Dakota as well as a staffed Community Based Outreach Clinic in Rapid City and numerous contracted and staffed clinics in Western South Dakota, Northern Nebraska and Eastern Wyoming. The VA BHHCS is part of VA Midwest Healthcare System (VISN 23), which includes facilities in Minnesota, North Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota.

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    WG-6 Cooks daily prepares a full range of cooking operations. S/he cooks menu items that include regular and special diet entrees, desserts and salads. Prepare pureed diet foods. S/he works alone, with a higher-grade cook and with food service staff. S/he cooks meats, fish, poultry, vegetables, salads, desserts, hot cereal, eggs, pancakes, sausage, soups, sauces and gravies. S/he prepares sandwiches for cold meals, prepares salads that are on the cooks worksheets or Talley guides. This requires coordinating the cooking of many recipe items. S/he daily receives work assignments from the immediate supervisor or a higher level cook or by running the computer work sheet. S/he are responsible for the work assignments that are in the form of a cook's worksheet/or computerized production sheets, menus, standardized recipes, meal schedules, and special work orders. Correctly reads the worksheets, menus, and standardized recipes and expands recipes for the daily patient census. S/he tests food items to determine portion size, weight and quality. S/he plans, coordinates, and time work assignment to assure food items are prepared on time for tray line and each meal item prepared is at the proper temperature for food safety. The WG-6 cook records food temperatures of all food items when food is delivered to tray line. WG-6 cook prepares food by: roasting, broiling, baking, frying, boiling, steaming and stewing meats, fish and poultry. S/he prepares soups, broths, gravies, sauces and puddings. S/he makes a variety of dessert items (cobblers, bar cookies, bake off cookies, and bake off
    pies). S/he adjusts standardized recipes for the number of servings required in large quantity cooking. S/he slices meat items using the meat slicer or by hand. S/he adjusts the meat items to specific size requirements or weight specifications.

    Work Schedule: Full time, 80 hours bi-weekly, multiple schedules including rotating shifts with weekend and holiday work and rotating days off

    Position Description Title/PD#: Cook, 20172-A

    PHYSICAL EFFORT/REQUIREMENTS: Work requires continual standing and walking, frequent stooping, reaching, pushing,pulling and bending. Frequently lifts or moves objects weighing up to 40 pounds unassisted and occasionally lift or move objects weighing over 40 pounds with assistance of lifting devices or other workers.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


  • Job family (Series)

    7404 Cooking

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