Responsible for assuring that food preparation/sanitation practices and policies are followed in a safe environment.
Assures that residents are prepared and served the diet prescribed by their physicians according to the menu of the day.
Completes other duties as assigned by the Director of Dietary Services.
Ability to communicate with residents and staff in English.
Ability to read and write English.
Ability to lift up to 30 pounds unassisted.
Ability to visually observe residents, to hear emergency systems and verbal needs expressed by residents.
Ability to turn, stoop, bend and stretch in order to assist residents.
Ability to stand for prolonged periods.
Ability to use equipment competently.
Ability to respond to emergencies, i.e. resident choking, evacuation of residents and visitors in the event of fire.
High School Diploma or GED preferred.
Two years experience in the food service industry preferred.
Must have the required annual Tuberculosis (TB) testing and Annual Health Assessment.
Must be aware of and apply the standards of sanitary food preparation.
Must have the required references and criminal record check.
Well lighted, airconditioned/heated environment; may be exposed to residents with communicable diseases or confused residents who become combative. May be required to work outdoors on occasion at resident cookouts.
Wears the appropriate protective equipment when working with chemicals or cleaning up broken glass. Will be competent in the use of food preparation equipment, i.e., slicer, grinder, mixer, dishwasher, garbage disposal, stove, coffee maker etc.