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Dietary Cook

Company: Mason Health and Rehabilitation
Location: Warsaw
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Overview:Primary Job FunctionThe primary purpose of the Cook position is to prepare and serve attractive meals meeting customer expectations, while maintaining a clean, safe Dining Services environment within the guidelines of facility policies, Federal, State and other regulatory requirements.Responsibilities:Primary Responsibilities

  • Preparation/serving of residents' daily meals and maintaining kitchen area. This includes:
    • Preparing quality food products according to standardized recipes and menus.
    • Tasting food to determine quality and palatability.
    • Ensuring proper preparation, portioning and serving of foods according to standardized recipes.
    • Maintaining and recording assigned temperatures daily.
    • Directing and supervising Dining Aides when needed.
    • Having food ready at the specified time and beginning meal service on time.
    • Occasionally visiting residents in dining rooms, to gather their feedback regarding the meal served
    • Following temperature regulations in preparing, serving and storing foods.
    • Using food service equipment correctly
    • Cleaning food service equipment after use. Completing other assigned cleaning, per posted department cleaning schedule
    • Ensuring supplies have been replenished in work areas as necessary.
    • Washing and storing all pots, pans, dishes and utensils.
    • Bussing tables and cleaning dining room, if needed.
    • Sweeping and mopping floors
    • Being responsible for opening kitchen, if needed, turning on lights, unlocking/starting equipment.
    • Being responsible for securing department doors/windows, turning off lights and turning off/locking equipment per facility procedures when closing kitchen for the day.
    • Attending and participating in in-service educational classes, department meetings and all staff in-services.
    • Maintaining the confidentiality of all residents and their care to ensure resident rights and privacy are protected at all times.
    • Reporting and documenting resident and/or visitor incidents, accidents, complaints or allegations according to the facility's policy and procedure using the designated occurrence reporting system.
    • Serving as the employee in charge in the absence of the Director of Dining and Nutrition..
    • Complying with safety requirements, infection control measures, and maintaining a clean work environment in accordance with facility policy as indicated by:
      • Maintaining a neat and clean work environment.
      • Assuring that work/assignment areas are neat, clean before leaving such areas on breaks, end of work day, etc.
      • Following all safety procedures/precautions when using equipment.
      • Ensuring the Dining Services work areas are maintained in a clean and sanitary manner.
      • Reporting equipment malfunctions or breakdowns to supervisor as soon as possible.
      • Adhering to sanitation regulations.
      • Reporting all unsafe/hazardous conditions to supervisor immediately.
      • Abiding by all emergency protocols for crash carts, resident codes, fire safety, missing residents, tornado preparation, violent residents, Wander guard alarms, door alarms, and other facility policies as assigned.
      • Reporting any forms of abuse witnessed or aware of to the nurse manager immediately.
      • Following infection control and universal precautions procedures.
      • Performing other duties as assigned by the Director of Dining and Nutritional Services.IND123Qualifications:Minimum Qualification/Requirements:
        • Have an understanding of Dining Services procedures and practices.
        • Have interpersonal and managerial skills such as:
          • The ability to follow oral, written and verbal instructions, function independently and make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
          • Must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language.
          • Must be able to read recipes and menus.
          • Have organized, neat work habits.
          • Have a genuine interest in seniors and a willingness to work for the best interest of the residents and facility.
            • Have personal integrity and be able to deal tactfully with residents, family members, visitors, government agencies and personnel.
            • Be able to work harmoniously with Dining Services staff and all other facility personnel.
            • Requires judgment in prioritizing the performance of tasks, duties and responsibilities in accordance with established standards, policies and procedures.
            • The ability to be discrete and protect the integrity of confidential information and stay within Corporate Compliance.
            • Patience, a cheerful disposition, enthusiasm and a willingness to handle residents based on whatever maturity and physical level in which they are currently functioning.
            • The ability to adhere to professional code of ethics.
            • The ability to relate information concerning a resident's condition.
            • Desired qualifications include:
              • High school diploma or GED is preferred but not required.
              • ServSafe certified or be willing to obtain certification
              • At least one (1) year of experience in a similar position is preferred.

Keywords: Mason Health and Rehabilitation, South Bend , Dietary Cook, Hospitality & Tourism , Warsaw, Indiana

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