HealthSouth Careers

Cook - FT

Overland Park, Kansas
Nonclinical Environmental/Food Services

Job Description

Now Hiring HealthSouth Cooks

Helping patients regain hope and independence


The Facts

Act as a to help patients succeed in inpatient rehabilitation by supervising care and treatments provided by team members, leading patient assessments, creating personalized plans of care, communicating progress and targeting patient concerns, offering timely solutions.


The Perks

Only the best will do

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans
  • 401(k)
  • College savings plan
  • Employee assistance program
  • Pre-paid legal plan
  • and much more!

The Patients

Eighty percent of patients discharged directly home

Our registered nursing teams get to know patients over two to four weeks on average, providing care for conditions such as:

  • Stroke
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Brain injury
  • Neurological disorders
  • Joint replacement
  • Amputation
  • Multiple trauma

The Power

Advanced tools to support patient progress

  • Advanced technologies
  • Evidence-based practice guidelines
  • Clinical outcomes to assess and improve treatment interventions
  • National outcomes database
  • Trained mentors
  • Internal and external education
  • Professional treatment teams
  • Multiple trauma

Job Duties

The Cook prepares, seasons and cooks regular and therapeutic diets for patients, employees, visitors and special functions.


  • 11am - 7pm
  • Every other weekend
  • Rotating Holidays 



License or Certification: - Food handlers permit (if required by state or county regulations) 

Total Education, Vocational Training and Experience: 
- Training in food preparation for therapeutic diets, recent institutional cooking experience and special function cooking experience desirable. 
 - Knowledge of all A.A.C.C.P. guidelines, preferred. 
- Knowledge of food safety guidelines, preferred 

Machines, Equipment Used: 
- General office equipment, convection oven, mixer, steamer, gas range, grill, oven, microwave, toaster, blender, steam tables, fryer, food processor, scales, meat slicer 

Physical Requirements:  
- Ability to sit, stand for long periods, reach, push, pull and lift minimum of 20 pounds, stoop and kneel 
- Ability to grasp and use fine finger movement, feel fine sensation to discern temperate and texture. 

Skills and Abilities: 
- Ability to speak, read, write and comprehend English.
- Ability to coordinate, analyze, observe, make decisions, and meet deadlines in a detail-oriented manner 
- Ability to communicate effectively in both writing and verbal arenas as well as via email. 
- Ability to work independently without supervision. 
- Ability to ensure sanitation of department 

Environmental Conditions: 
- Indoor, temperature controlled, smoke-free environment. Occasional outdoor exposure 
- Exposure or potential exposure to blood and body fluids may be required. - Wet surfaces and sharp objects and high noise levels possible 
- Hot and cold temperatures extremes 
- May work under stressful circumstances at times. 

Proficiency or Productivity Standards: 
- May be required to work weekdays and/or weekends, evenings and or night shifts if needed to meet deadlines. 
 - May be required to work on religious and/or legal holidays on scheduled days/shifts. 
- Will be required to work as necessary during disaster situations, i.e. before, during or after a disaster. 
- Regular attendance and reporting on time to work is a requirement of position.

Address: 5701 W. 110th Street, Overland Park 66211
Shift: Day Job
Job ID: 1716772