Cook - Full Time
Employment Type: Full-Time
aGeneral Purpose:Prepare food in accordance with prescribed resident diet specification, facility procedures, and dietary and sanitary regulations under the supervision of the Dietary Manager.Essential Job Functions:This facility expects their employees to promote an atmosphere of teamwork with other employees and hospitality and comfort for its residents. Therefore, the following list of duties is not all-inclusive:* Prepare and cook resident meals in quantities according to menu and number of persons served.* Prepare meals according to proper methods and cooking temperatures for best utilization and yield of meats and other foods.* Clean work area and equipment in accordance with sanitation requirements.* Taste, smell, and observe all foods prepared to confirm with recipes, and good taste and appetizing appearance.* Consistently prepare meals on time so that serving schedules are being met.* Serve food according to dietary guidelines, checking each tray for completeness and accuracy.* Monitor portion control guidelines for individual residents to prevent food waste.* Prepare foods for facility personnel, families, visitors, and for special occasions and events as directed by the administrator.* Prepare and serve food and meals in accordance with planned menus, diet plans, recipes, portion, and temperature control procedures and facility policies.* Inspect special diet trays to assure that the correct diet is served to the resident.* Attend in-service education programs in order to meet facility educational requirements.* Be familiar with Standard Precautions, Exposure Control Plan, Fire Drill and Evacuation Procedures and know how to use the information.* Maintain confidentiality of resident and facility records/information.* Protect residents from neglect, mistreatment, and abuse.* Protect the personal property of the residents of the facility.* Others as directed by the supervisor or administrator.Minimum Qualifications:* Experience in preparing foods in large quantities.* Organized and detailed in work performance.* Good communication skills with excellent self-discipline and patience.* Genuine caring for and interest in elderly and disabled people in a nursing facility.* Comply with the ResidentsÃ¢â'¬â'¢ Rights and Facility Policies and Procedures.* Perform work tasks within the physical demand requirements as outlined below.* Perform Essential Duties as outlined above.Working Conditions:* Subject to frustrations in meeting work demands due to frequent interruptions.* Fast paced, required to make decisions quickly* Involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., under all conditions and circumstances.* May work beyond normal duty hours, on weekends, and in other positions temporarily, when necessary.* Subject to call-back during emergency conditions (e.g., severe weather, evacuation, post-disaster, etc.).* Subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including TB and the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses.* May be subject to the handling of and exposure to hazardous chemicals
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