Mercy Cook* in Springfield, Missouri


We’re a Little Different

Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.

We don’t believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.

At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.



Represents Mercy and the department in a positive manner by following all Mercy Service Standards with dealing with customers.

Successfully completes Serve Safe Certification within the first six months of employment and maintains current certification.

Presents food products and displays in a visually pleasing manner

Maintains work area and displays in a clean and sanitary state.

Demonstrates proper portion control.

Maintains accurate and adequate records as required by policy and procedure.

Knows methods of short order cookery.

Demonstrates the ability to implement basic cooking processes such as chopping, slicing, steaming, grilling and re-heating.

Follows department approved recipes when preparing products.

Demonstrates proper measuring and weighing techniques during food preparation and presentation.

Demonstrates the use and cleaning of all kitchen equiptment.

Provides timely communications related to needed items and products via email.

Demonstrates proper setup and take down of catering events.

Performs additional duties as assigned.

Wears clothing and Health System badge consistent with dress code, and attends to personal hygiene to maintain a clean, well-groomed appearance. Wears proper personal protective equipment when appropriate. Meets Health System attendance standards.


Because you’re committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That’s why you’ll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:

  • Two or more years of food service

  • Food Handlers within 90 days

We’ll Support You at Work and Home

Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We’re proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.

What Makes a Good Match for Mercy

Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.

Requisition ID 2016-733976

Category Support Services

Position Type Part Time

Shift(s) Days, Evenings, Holidays, Nights, Varies/Rotating, Weekends

Department IP Food Service

Location US - MO - Springfield