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Dining - Cook/Server

Southaven, MS, USA Req #49
Friday, February 17, 2023
Vertava Health is a leading national behavioral healthcare system for mental health and substance use disorders, providing a full continuum of services based on the individuals' varying needs at different times in their health and recovery journey. We apply evidence-based treatment modalities at every level of care and embed digital health tools to enhance and amplify clinical outcomes. With a growing list of Joint Commission accredited inpatient and outpatient locations across the country, a virtual care platform and a national network of healthcare providers, Vertava Health pioneers care that empowers people so that they can live out their best future.

Priority responsibilities include: 


  • Serve all meals in accordance with the highest standards of quality and sanitation 

  • Ensure food is presented in a professional manner and at proper temperature  

  • Maintain proper food storage and preparation including: 

  • Label stored food per health department regulations 

  • Assure no cross contamination 

  • Follow the rule of “First In, First Out” 

  • Provide excellent service to both internal and external customers 

  • Assist with setup, preparation, service and cleanup of all meals 

  • Wash and put away dishes 

  • Accept deliveries and put away stock as needed 

  • Wash, dry, fold and dry kitchen towels and aprons 

  • Assist in keeping all food service and storage areas neat and tidy including: 

  • Proper rotation of food 

  • Cleaning of inside of refrigerators as needed 

  • Cleaning of floors on a daily basis 

  • Empty trash cans and take trash to dumpster 

  • Communicate with cross-functional teams to tend to priority needs 

  • Complete trainings as assigned 

  • Embody brand values by fostering a growth mindset, demanding integrity from self and others, setting higher standards and working together 

  • Other duties as assigned 



  • Prepare all meals in accordance with the highest standards of quality and sanitation  

  • Ensure food is prepared in a nutritional and appetizing fashion 

  • Responsible for kitchen sanitation 

  • Maintain supplies and equipment related to food storage, preparation, service, and cleanup 

  • Operate industrial cooking equipment and grills 



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • High school diploma/GED required, Culinary degree preferred 

  • 1-3 years of experience in a high-volume, high-quality (fine dining/hospital/skilled nursing facility, etc) environment based on degree and previous experience cooking a variety of cuisines 

  • FirstAid/CPR required 

  • ServSafe/Management certificate required 

  • Level 1 required for MS facilities 

  • Level 2 required for TX, MA and OH facilities 

  • Team player who is motivational and has excellent communications skills 

  • Must enjoy working with a diverse population 

  • Knowledge of relevant legal, regulatory, and ethical standards 

  • Ability to multitask in a fast paced environment  

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills; judgement; and decision-making ability 

  • Flexibility with schedule, including availability to work on-call, nights and weekends 


Physical Requirements:  

  • Ability to sit, stand, walk and reach continually 

  • Ability to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch frequently 

  • Ability to frequently lift and carry up to 20 lbs. and occasionally lift and carry up to 75 lbs. 

  • Ability to use hands and fingers, talk or hear 

  • Work environment is indoors and climate controlled 

  • Moderate noise levels as found in a kitchen environment  


Vertava Health is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. 

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • Southaven, MS, USA