Chef

Life Care Centers Of America Mount Vernon , WA 98274

Posted 2 months ago

Position Summary

The Chef prepares quality meals for patients in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and Life Care standards.

Education, Experience, and Licensure Requirements

  • Must be a graduate of an approved American Culinary Federation (ACF) culinary program or have completed another recognized culinary institution

  • Must have one (1) year experience in hospital or post acute care food service

  • Must have experience in preparing and cooking food in large quantities

Specific Job Requirements

  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action

  • Must be knowledgeable of practices and procedures as well as the laws, regulations, and guidelines governing functions in the post acute care facility

  • Must have the ability to implement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures of the department

  • Must perform proficiently in all competency areas including but not limited to: patient rights, and safety and sanitation

  • Maintains professional working relationships with all associates, vendors, etc.

  • Maintains confidentiality of all proprietary and/or confidential information

  • Must understand and follow company policies including harassment and compliance procedures

  • Displays integrity and professionalism by adhering to Life Care's Code of Conduct and completes mandatory Code of Conduct and other appropriate compliance training

Essential Functions

  • Must be able to ensure food service staff are trained in cooking and presentation skills to enhance presentation and quality of food served to patients

  • Must be able to prepare and serve meals that are appetizing in both taste and appearance, and appropriate for each patient

  • Must be knowledgeable of ordered diets (i.e., NCS, NAS, 1800 ADA) as well as food consistency

  • Must be able to ensure food and supplies for the next meal are readily available

  • Must be able to cater events as requested

  • Must be able to utilize production tools and recipes provided to prepare meals and snacks

  • Must exhibit excellent customer service and a positive attitude towards patients

  • Must be able to assist in the evacuation of patients

  • Must demonstrate dependable, regular attendance

  • Must be able to concentrate and use reasoning skills and good judgment

  • Must be able to communicate and function productively on an interdisciplinary team

  • Must be able to sit, stand, bend, lift, push, pull, stoop, walk, reach, and move intermittently during working hours

  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language

An Equal Opportunity Employer


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Chef

Life Care Centers Of America