University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

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Regular Full-Time
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ICE CORE Food & Nutrition Production - A
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The Cook collaborates with other cooks and food prep techs under the direction of a supervisor to requisition, prepare, season, and cook a wide range of foods, including soups, salads and entrees for patients, employees, or patrons.


Hours: 9:30 a.m. -6:00 p.m. and every other weekend


UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

  • Merchant discounts
  • Training and education opportunities (Including tuition discounts of up to 50%, for full-time employees and eligible dependents seeking undergraduate credit)
  • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family.
  • UAMS employees are automatically enrolled in basic life at no cost. This benefit is annualized base on salary, up to $50,000 (Benefits are reduced at ages 70 and 75)
  • Optional Short and long term disability enrolment options. (Eligible employees are automatically enrolled in basic STD covering the first $45,000 of their salary and basic LTD covering your first $20,000 of salary at no cost to the employee).
  • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution for full-time employees.
  • Convenient pharmacy, family doctors, dental, and vision on campus (discounts for using UAMS providers).
  • SmartCare concierge assistance to setup health appointments
  • Potential for Growth: UAMS is one of the largest employers in the state and offers many opportunities for advancement.
  • Paid vacation/sick: Along with a competitive paycheck, you will receive paid sick and vacation hours that start accumulating from day one.
  • Paid Holidays: UAMS also has paid holiday time which includes your birthday


Salary Range: $19,200 annually ($9.23 hourly) - $24,190 ($11.63 hourly)


  1. Cleans, cut, and cooks food items according to menus, special dietary or nutritional restrictions, or numbers of portions to be served.
  2. Cleans and inspects equipment, kitchen appliances, and work areas to ensure cleanliness and functional operation.


High School diploma/GED; plus 2 year experience in institutional or commercial cooking.


Knowlege, abilities, and skills:

Knowledge of food preparation and cooking methods. Knowledge of sanitation and safety requirements of a food service facility. Ability to understand and follow recipes and oral instructions. Ability to operate food preparation equipment and utensils. Ability to read, write, and follow instructions.



UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.

Physical Requirements

Stand: Continuously
Sit: Never
Walk: Frequently
Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Frequently
Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 26 - 50 lbs
Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Continuously
Talk: Frequently
Hear: Continuously
Taste or smell: Continuously
Read, concentrate, think analytically: Frequently
Physical Environment: Inside Medical Facility Environment
Noise Level: Loud
Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
Hazards: Chemical, Electrical, Fumes/Gases/Odors, Heavy machinery, Sharp objects/tools