The Pavilion Senior Living Lebanon , TN 37087

Posted 7 days ago

Purpose of this position

The purpose of this position is to prepare and provide food service to residents in a cost-effective, efficient manner to safely meet residents' needs in compliance with federal, state and local requirements.


  • Must have current license. (if applicable)
  • License must be free of any encumbrances. (if applicable)
  • Must not have any disqualifying findings barring employment as stated by State or Federal regulations.

Delegation of authority

  • Prepare residents' diets in accordance with diet orders and daily menus.

  • Assist the food service supervisor to determine the amount and type of food necessary to prepare the daily menus.

  • Monitor use of food to eliminate waste.

  • Follow posted menus for food preparation.

  • Stock food in compliance with dietary policies and procedures.

Primary Functions and Responsibilities

  • Handle and prepare food in a sanitary manner.

  • Prepare food which is palatable and appetizing in appearance.

  • Follow oral and written directions.

  • Keep work area clean and sanitize work surfaces after food preparation.

  • Follow written menus and recipes.

  • Understand and be able to prepare therapeutic diets.

  • Be responsible for avoiding food waste.

  • Assume responsibility for meeting meal schedules.

  • Be responsible for care of food service equipment.

  • Work cooperatively with food service staff and other departments.

  • Come to work as scheduled and consistently demonstrate dependability and punctuality.

  • Attend in-service training programs for food service employees.

  • Perform other related duties as directed by his/her supervisor.

  • Perform all duties assigned in an effective, timely and professional manner.

  • Observe infection control procedures.

  • Follow Residents' Rights policies at all times.

  • Observe all facility policies and procedures.

  • Assume Quality Assurance duties as assigned.

  • Accept assigned duties in a cooperative manner.

  • Assume accountability for all data contained in the employees' handbook.

  • Come to work in neat, clean attire and consistently present an appropriate professional appearance.

  • Come to work as scheduled and consistently demonstrate dependability and punctuality.

  • Consistently work cooperatively with residents, residents' representatives, facility staff, physicians, consultants and ancillary service providers.

  • Inspect special diet trays to assure that the correct diet is served to residents.

  • Ensure that menus are maintained and filed in accordance with established policies and procedures.

  • Agree not to disclose assigned user I.D. code and password for accessing resident/facility information and promptly report any known or suspected unauthorized access, use, or disclosure of such information to supervisor.

  • Prepare and serve bedtime snacks.

  • Prepare and serve substitute foods to residents who refuse foods served.

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