THIS IS A PRN (PER DIEM) POSITION
DUE TO THE NATURE OF FACILITY SERVICES, it may become necessary to require employees to work extended hours or other variations of the usual shift to ensure adequate care of patients and to maintain service to the community.
Race, color, national origin, religion, sex, or handicap shall not be factors restricting employment in this position.
This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Must have six months or more of verifiable dietary setting experience.
JOB PURPOSE: The Dietary Aid/Cook is responsible for preparing, working with and delivering food according to the nutritional needs of the patient/resident, loading/unloading supplies, storing food/supplies, preparing salad bar; cooking duties as assigned, as well as filling in for the cook in their absence, and assisting cook with meal preparation, including actual cooking as required, providing food and customer service to patients, residents, and personnel while maintaining high standards of quality, sanitation and safety.
DESIRABLE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Must have six months or more of verifiable dietary setting experience. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Perform defined work routines, using various dietary utensils, supplies and equipment as assigned by the Dietary Manager. Perform cooking duties and provide assistance to the cook in the preparation of, including actual cooking as required, and service of meals. Meet scheduled meal and snack times. Follow Federal and State long term care regulations and Dietary Department policies and procedures. Follow cleaning schedules and perform cleaning duties as scheduled. Assist in loading food carts, and serving meals. Setting up the dining room and serving residents. Wash and store dishes. Prepares meals in accordance with recipes provided. Maintains portion control and serves portions in accordance with special diets. Ensure proper sanitation and storage of kitchen equipment, food and supplies. Food temperatures are maintained at proper levels at preparation and throughout service. Understands modified diets and is a team player in working toward patient/resident nutritional well-being.
Attention to Detail
Planning & Organizing
Leader: Inspires teammates to follow them
Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity
Team Player: Works well as a member of a group
Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well
Goal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks
Flexibility: Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals
Growth Opportunities: Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility
6 months verifiable dietary aide/cook experience
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)