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Chef - Full Time

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Chef to join our team on a 37.5 hours per week contract. This role will be based at Murrayfield Hospital but occassional work at Shawfair Park Hospital will be required to cover for annual leave.
Spire Healthcare is the second largest provider of private healthcare in the UK with 37 hospitals employing 7,600 staff and treating 930,000 patients each year.

Spire Healthcare offers treatment for private patients, funded by health insurance, those choosing to pay for themselves and NHS patients. The hospitals provide a wide range of services, from diagnostic and routine investigations, to more complex surgery. Spire's commitment is to clinical excellence, patient safety and infection control.

Spire Edinburgh Hospital`s offer comprehensive private hospital services in a comfortable and relaxed environment to patients from Edinburgh and surrounding areas.
Duties would include but are not limited to;
•Preparation, cooking and service of food to patients, staff and consultants in accordance with Spire Healthcare standards
•Ensuring standards of hygiene are maintained in accordance with cleaning schedules and corporate policy
•Correct and economical use of materials and equipment in accordance with Health and Safety Regulations
•Ensuring any faulty or defective equipment is reported to the Maintenance Department
•Working with Catering Team to ensure compliance within defined targets and key performance indicators, controlling food costs through effective monitoring
•Contribute to menu planning and development
•Ensuring compliance with Health and Safety at Work regulations including COSHH
•Ensuring minimisation of wastage using the tools available.
•Working with the Head Chef  to ensure temperature controls are maintained in accordance with HACCP regulations
•Take responsibility for own personal professional development, undertaking any associated training required to effectively perform the duties of the role
•Carry out any reasonable duty to assist in the smooth running of the kitchen
The Chef will be directly involved with patients.  At all times she/he must be neat and tidy and wear uniform as per uniform policy.
Standards of personal hygiene must be of the highest calibre at all times.
His/her work will involve close liaison with nursing staff and he/she will be complimentary to their team.
Any other duties that may be required from time to time and as instructed by the Head Chef.

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Company Overview

Spire Healthcare’s mission is to bring together the best people who are dedicated to developing excellent clinical environments and delivering the highest quality patient care. We constantly invest in our people, facilities and equipment to ensure our patients receive a high standard of care.