Full Job Description
Maintains presentable dining room and assists customers with payment options. Responsible for assembling ready to eat foods for salad bar and grab-n-go's. Responsible for the assembly of patient trays which are based on individual cultural, social and/or age specific requirements for both content and texture. Checks in food deliveries, comparing items received with requisitions and stocks inventory accordingly. Identifies, prepares, and serves appropriate foods based on diet prescriptions which are texture specific and nutritious. Trains and supervises new team members. Adheres to sanitary procedures for handling, cooking, dining, serving and cleaning up of food.. Adheres to state and local health department regulations, ensuring the production area is clean and food is stored properly. Identifies health and safety concerns and unsafe work practices within the workplace. Is involved in developing safe work practices and is held accountable for the day to day efforts of ensuring a safe workplace by following safe work practices. Maintains a professional appearance, conduct, and communication.
Assembles accurate meal trays according to diet orders that are age, content and texture specific including personal patient preferences which meet diet prescriptions. Assists in preparing food for special functions. Assists with cleaning equipment, storing clean equipment and maintaining sanitation.
Assembles culturally appropriate age specific and/or texture specific foods for patients which meet recommendations.
Maintains the work and storage areas in a clean and sanitary condition per state and local regulations.
Assists with Quality Improvement monitors and completes duties as required to ensure patient and staff meals are produced and served accordingly to schedule and nutritional guidelines. Adheres to infection control and safe food handling policies.
Teaches new staff principles of patient tray preparation and coordinates the activities of production staff. Reports needed repair to manager for maintenance and safety hazard needs.
Reports to work as scheduled in clean uniform. Adjust work schedule and assignments in response to patient census changes, employee absenteeism and work volume.
Supports hospital departmental and interdepartmental team members while meeting organizational and departmental goals.
Assist Kitchen Facilitator with daily tasks as needed.
High school graduate or equivalent. Formal education in food service, patient care or cooking preferred. Hospital food service experience preferred. Three or more years of patient or cooking experience. Health Care CPR required within three (3) months of hire and maintained throughout employment. Current ServeSafe Certification or willingness to obtain. possesses excellent initiative and dietary skills.