Senior Care Center Management LLC Cook-COOK in Texas

Cypress Glen

Shift: Varies - Type: Full-time

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE*:*COOK

REPORTS TO*:* FOOD SERVICE MANAGER

RESPONSIBILITIES*:*Responsible for preparing meals for the residents which meet their individual needs and preparing meals for special events as needed. The cook is responsible for ensuring the quality of prepared food items, the service to residents and the safety and sanitation of the Nutrition Services department are priorities.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED) preferred
  • Must have knowledge of food preparation, sanitation and hygienic methods
  • One (1) year cooking experience in a healthcare setting is preferred. Other cooking experience or successful completion of a cook's training program (not a class) will be considered.
  • Ability to understand, remember and carry out verbal and written instructions in English
  • Must be able to follow recipes and use basic math

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Prepares all food items on menu according to pre-determined recipes; works with other staff to plan meals
  • Follow safety and sanitation policies and procedures (this includes cleaning assignments as scheduled, cleaning equipment and following all safety rules to protect self, other employees, residents and guests) follow all sanitation policies and procedures for food storage preparation and transport
  • Preparation of resident meal trays and checking all items on tray to ensure meal items meet prescribed individual resident needs as directed by nursing, dietician and/or physician
  • Unload and stock all sizes and weights of food items and supplies on shelves and in the walk-in freezers and refrigerators after deliveries (this requires the ability to safely bend, lift large, heavy boxes to shoulder height); must be able to withstand extreme temperature variations of the kitchen and walk-in freezers and refrigerators
  • Report all accident/injuries to supervisor or nursing manager on duty if food Service Manager is not on duty
  • Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance in accordance with facility absence policies
  • Uses tactful, appropriate communications in sensitive and emotional situations
  • Promotes positive public relations with patients, residents, family members and guests
  • Use appropriate work place behavior; adhere to dress code at all times
  • Understand that other duties not listed may be required as needed

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Able to lift 50 pounds for routine performance of essential functions

WORK SCHEDULE:

As assigned, including some weekends, evenings and holidays; non-exempt position

AA/EEO/M/F/D/V

JOB TITLE: Cook-COOK

FACILITY: Cypress Glen

FULL-TIME/PART TIME: Full-time