Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital – Waimea, Kaua’i, HI

  • #58733 – Permanent / Full-Time (1.0 FTE) – posted on 8/23/2022


SALARY: $4,622/month at 1.0 FTE (BC08 ; BU01)

JOB FUNCTIONS: This position is located in the Dietary Services Section of Kaua’i Veterans Memorial Hospital (KVMH). KVMH, Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital (SMMH), and the Kaua’i Region Clinics are part of the Kaua’i Region, Hawai’i Health Systems Corporation, a public benefit corporation of the State of Hawai’i.

The Dietary Services Unit provides the best possible nourishing and attractive food as economically as possible to the patients, employees and visitors of the hospital. Administers food service efficiently and provides scientifically planned diets for patients in promoting the objectives of dietetics.

The Cook II performs cooking activities at a cooking station in a large kitchen or has responsibility for all cooking activities in a small kitchen; may supervise kitchen and cook helpers; and performs other related duties as assigned. In addition, this positions are subject to work on weekends, holidays and evenings. The Cooks reports directly to the Institutional Food Service Manager IV , or its designee.


To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements.  Please note that unless specifically indicated, the required education and experience are credited based on a 40-hour workweek.

General Experience: Two (2) years of progressively responsible experience which demonstrated knowledge and skill to perform general quantity cooking duties. Quantity cooking is defined as experience in the daily preparation of meals in a restaurant, hospital, school, correctional facility or other large institution. Experience of this kind may be gained as a cook in a kitchen where large scale cooking operations are performed and a large number of meals are served daily. Experience must have demonstrated knowledge of and ability to independently prepare various types of foods using various cooking methods (e.g., cooking meats, fish and poultry by various processes, such as roasting, baking, broiling and/or frying).

Knowledge of: Preparation of raw and processed food to be cooked; methods, materials, and equipment used in cleaning kitchen equipment, appliances and utensils; kitchen safety and sanitation requirements; personal hygiene.

Ability to: Learn quantity cookery; operate kitchen equipment and appliances; measure food servings and serve food; give and receive oral and written instructions; work cooperatively with others; oversee the work of patients or inmates; tolerate kitchen heat and noises; perform heavy lifting, moving and carrying typical of the class.

Licensure: Current, valid motor vehicle operator’s license preferred.


Applicants must be physically able to perform, efficiently and effectively, the essential duties of the position which typically require the ability to read without strain printed material the size of typewritten characters, glasses permitted, and the ability to hear the conversational voice, with or without a hearing aid, or the ability to compensate satisfactorily.

Mental/Emotional Requirements: All applicants must possess emotional and mental stability appropriate to the job duties and responsibilities and working conditions.


COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of employment for Hawaii Health Systems Corporation.  After receiving a conditional offer of employment, all prospective new HHSC employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  New employees are required to provide confirmation of their full vaccination status by presenting their CDC vaccination card or VAMS Certificate prior to their start date.


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