Cook

Grace Healthcare Celina, TN

General Purpose:

Prepare food in accordance with prescribed resident diet specification, facility procedures, and dietary and sanitary regulations under the supervision of the Dietary Manager.

Essential Job Functions:

This facility expects their employees to promote an atmosphere of teamwork with other employees and hospitality and comfort for its residents. Therefore, the following list of duties is not all-inclusive:

* Prepare and cook resident meals in quantities according to menu and number of persons served.

* Prepare meals according to proper methods and cooking temperatures for best utilization and yield of meats and other foods.

* Clean work area and equipment in accordance with sanitation requirements.

* Taste, smell, and observe all foods prepared to confirm with recipes, and good taste and appetizing appearance.

* Consistently prepare meals on time so that serving schedules are being met.

* Serve food according to dietary guidelines, checking each tray for completeness and accuracy.

* Monitor portion control guidelines for individual residents to prevent food waste.

* Prepare foods for facility personnel, families, visitors, and for special occasions and events as directed by the administrator.

* Prepare and serve food and meals in accordance with planned menus, diet plans, recipes, portion, and temperature control procedures and facility policies.

* Inspect special diet trays to assure that the correct diet is served to the resident.

* Attend in-service education programs in order to meet facility educational requirements.

* Be familiar with Standard Precautions, Exposure Control Plan, Fire Drill and Evacuation Procedures and know how to use the information.

* Maintain confidentiality of resident and facility records/information.

* Protect residents from neglect, mistreatment, and abuse.

* Protect the personal property of the residents of the facility.

* Others as directed by the supervisor or administrator.

Minimum Qualifications:

* Experience in preparing foods in large quantities.

* Organized and detailed in work performance.

* Good communication skills with excellent self-discipline and patience.

* Genuine caring for and interest in elderly and disabled people in a nursing facility.

* Comply with the Resident's Rights and Facility Policies and Procedures.

* Perform work tasks within the physical demand requirements as outlined below.

* Perform Essential Duties as outlined above.

Working Conditions:

* Subject to frustrations in meeting work demands due to frequent interruptions.

* Fast paced, required to make decisions quickly

* Involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., under all conditions and circumstances.

* May work beyond normal duty hours, on weekends, and in other positions temporarily, when necessary.

* Subject to call-back during emergency conditions (e.g., severe weather, evacuation, post-disaster, etc.).

* Subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including TB and the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses.

* May be subject to the handling of and exposure to hazardous chemicals