Accept responsibility for preparation of therapeutic and routine Resident meals as approved by a Dietician. Follows standardized recipes to achieve appetizing and nutritious food in large quantities.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Assure Resident safety at all times.
Willing to address each Resident by his/her preferred name as well as learn and abide by Residents' Rights, rules and regulations.
Commitment to work well with other staff avoiding petty conflicts that disrupt a productive work environment. Does not participate in facility gossip and rumors.
Follows standardized recipes and makes appropriate substitutions when necessary.
Accept change in a positive and productive manner.
Commute to and from work on a regular, dependable basis.
Prepare each meal according to established serving times by closely supervising cooking schedules.
Maintain equipment in a clean and well-functioning manner.
Maintain confidentiality of all activities, persons, and records.
Supervise other dietary employees.
Prepare attractive, tasty foods and nutritious meals and snacks by ensuring food is palatable and appetizing.
Prepare food carefully to avoid wastefulness and supervises portions served.
Take care not to overcook or undercook food.
Provide correctly labeled snacks between meals as needed.
Ensure safe preparation of foods served by using good personal hygiene and utilizing correct sanitary techniques during food preparation, handling and serving.
Adhere to established dietary policies and procedures.
Ensure compliance with Residents Rights by giving consideration to individual Residents' likes and dislikes and by calling Resident by his/her preferred name.
Prepare special diets as ordered by physician.
Alter food texture for edentulous Residents or Residents who have difficulty with chewing and/or swallowing.
Season food, or not, in compliance with established regimens.
Prepare adequate amounts of eternal feedings to last through the night. (when applicable)
Exercise prudent independent judgment and follow through with preparation of meals without supervision.
Make independent decisions regarding substitution of items in recipes.
Take initiative in utilizing leftover food.
Accurately estimate quantities of food required for each meal.
Be familiar with optimal methods of preparing meats according to cuts.
Store raw and cooked food in proper containers and in correct locations.
Maintain efficient workflow by following standardized work methods.
Demonstrate flexibility in adapting and to unexpected changes in routine.
Closely follow timetable for schedule duties to ensure that food does not set too long before serving, and to ensure meals are ready to serve at established times.
Store equipment in proper place ready for next use.
Report malfunctioning equipment or lack of supplies to supervisor immediately.
Resident preferences are followed when providing care and service.
Maintain Resident privacy, values and right for decision making.
Immediately notify supervisor and Executive Director for any injury, illness, or if develop a condition, that might impact the aptitude to perform job functions.
Ancillary Duties and Responsibilities
Perform duties in compliance with established policies and procedures.
Note changes in Resident's condition and report immediately to charge nurse or Director of Nursing.
Report on and off duty at assigned times.
Establish and maintain positive rapport with administration, interdepartmental personnel, volunteers, Residents, visitors and outside agency representatives.
Maintains an attitude of support for department activities.
Remain alert to health safety standards by reporting expediently to his/her Director of Dietary suspected unsafe conditions.
Adhere to employee health and safety program by consistently washing hands before handling food products and wearing gloves when indicated by activity.
Obtain timely annual TB tests.
Do not work during periods of illness that might transmit disease.
Is careful to avoid contamination of food.
Adhere to safety policies and procedures by demonstrating proper body mechanics when lifting, bending and stooping.
Demonstrate proper precautions to avoid accidental fires and bodily injuries.
Responds according to policies and procedures during fire/disaster drills and emergencies.
Be receptive to constructive feedback from co-workers and supervisors.
Establish annual objectives by achieving at least two (2) objectives related to job in a twelve-month period and setting personal goals for self-fulfillment.
Attend in-services or seminars as often as possible and apply new knowledge in dayto-day job performance.
Secure department during off-duty hours.
Be creative in utilization of leftovers to avoid excess waste.
Accepts additional assignments within scope of training, education or experience that may be assigned from time to time by the Director of Dietary.
Maintain the confidentiality of all Resident care information including protected health information. Report known or suspected incidents of unauthorized disclosure of such information.
Ensure that the Resident's rights to fair and equitable treatment, self-determination, individuality, privacy, property and civil rights, including the right to wage complaints, are well established and maintained at all times.
Review Resident complaints and grievances and make written reports of action taken. Discuss such actions with Resident and family as appropriate.
Safety and Sanitation
Ensure that you and all facility personnel, Residents, visitors, etc., follow established safety regulations, to include fire protection/prevention, smoking regulations, infection control, etc.
Ensure that the building and grounds are maintained in a clean, safe, and sanitary manner as well as in good working order by reporting all concerns to management.
Ensure that you and all facility personnel follow established regulations governing the use of labels and SDSs for hazardous chemicals.
Ensure that facility procedure manuals identify safety precautions and equipment to use when performing tasks that could cause bodily injury or exposure to a hazardous chemical or infectious waste.
Ensure that you and all facility personnel follow established ergonomics policies and procedures to prevent self-injury.
Ensure that you and all facility personnel performing tasks that involve potential exposure to blood, body fluids, or hazardous chemicals are appropriately trained prior to performing such tasks.
Some experience in institutional cooking.
Knowledge of food preparation, sanitation and hygienic methods.
Follow verbal and written instructions.
Sincere desire to work with elders and others who have a limited capacity for self-care.
Mental and physical capacity to perform the essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodations.
Work with and provides care to individuals of a wide range of personality types and maturity levels.
Demonstrate creative initiative and mature judgment in making competent decisions.
Consistently maintain courteous, empathetic, and professional attitude.
Maintain a professional appearance at all times.
Communicate and comprehend orally and in writing to effectively receive and share information as necessary to perform job duties.
Transportation accessible to enable flexibility of work schedule.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT: All statements addressed in the "Working Hours," "Environment" and "Physical/Sensory Demands" sections below are applicable to all jobs maintained by the employer.
Working Hours: The employee will
Be employed on a full-time, part-time or PRN (as needed) basis. May be subject to change after employment.
Work unusual hours as necessary and as required.
Be expected and required to adhere to policies and procedures regarding attendance.
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