Food Services
210001MN Requisition #

Ringwood Private Hospital currently have a fantastic opportunity for a self-motivated experienced Chef who has a genuine passion for steering a team to ensure healthy meals are delivered to patients within then hospital.  You will provide leadership to the catering team aiming for continued excellence in quality. The Head chef oversees the catering team to ensure the quality of food is well presented and tasteful. The Head Chef works in partnership with chefs, dieticians and speech therapist to ensure all texture modified meals meet patient’s health requirements. The role reports to the General Services Manager.

As the Head Chef, your responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring the safe provision of food as per the Ringwood Private Hospital food safety plan
  • Support and guidance to the Food Service Staff
  • Overseeing and Management of:
    • Food Safety Program
    • WH&S Management
    • Staff Rosters
    • Staff Performance Management
    • Supplies and Orders
    • Accreditation standards
  • Lead by example in a professional, considerate and pleasant demeanour to all stakeholders
  • Role model to peers and maintains positive staff morale through effective teamwork

Selection Criteria:

  • Commercial Cooking certificate
  • Minimum certificate level qualifications in management
  • Diversified commercial volume cooking and fine dining experience 
  • Must be proactive, flexible, lateral, creative and dynamic
  • Superior communication skills
  • Exemplary customer service

As one of the leading cancer hospitals in Melbourne’s outer east, Ringwood Private Hospital provides high quality care for patients from diagnosis, including all aspects of treatments as well as end of life care. Ringwood Private Hospital treats patients across a range of specialty areas and offers a wide range of medical and surgical services, using contemporary equipment, in a state of the art theatre setting. With a focus on providing patients with full service healthcare Ringwood Private offers a coordinated cancer support services for all patients by a dedicated clinical team. Ringwood Breast Care is a specialised breast clinic at Ringwood Private Hospital that offers rapid access, state of the art, breast screening and diagnostic services for patients who experience symptoms or who are at high risk of developing breast cancer.


Why Healthscope?

When you join Healthscope, you become part of our Community of Care.

Our people are at the heart of our organisation – no matter the role, every day our people make a difference to the lives of our patients and their families. We work together to create positive, memorable experiences, alongside our quality care, in every moment of every day.

As the only national private hospital operator and healthcare provider in Australia, our 42 sites are supported by our central Support Office, enabling them to provide an exceptional experience for the communities we care for. Healthscope opens the door to endless opportunities for our people, giving them the flexibility to work across one or multiple hospitals across our network.

We encourage the pursuit of continuous professional development and education and support our people to grow and flourish securely. 

We pride ourselves on working with talented, passionate and caring people to ensure our patients receive the highest quality care and experience during their stay with us.

While our hospital network is vast, Healthscope is a family. We support each other, we share learnings, celebrate successes and face challenges together.

Come and be the difference in our patient’s lives.


More Information:

Our commitment to quality and safety for our patients, staff and visitors is our highest priority. Applicants will be required to provide a current National Police Check, a current Working with Child Check and proof of immunity to specific infection diseases prior to appointment.

Applications close: 18th August 2021

For further enquiries: Emajo Barthelson, General Services Manager, (03) 8804 4014

To Apply: Please click on the 'Apply' button to be taken to our online application form. Please include a cover letter and your CV along with the contact details of 2 professional referees. Applicants through agencies need not apply.


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