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Cook Tendercare Birchwood NEW

Traverse City, MI

Posted on October 10, 2017

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About Cook Tendercare Birchwood NEW

Job Description
11066 COOK
LOCATION:  Traverse City, MI
FACILITY:  Tendercare Health Center – Birchwood
Prepares and serves food in accordance with current applicable federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations; Center standards and procedures; and as directed by the Nutrition Services Manager to ensures that quality food and dining service is provided at all times.  Follows all Center policies and procedures.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1.  *Prepares food in accordance with sanitation regulations, as well as Center standards and procedures.
2.  Reviews menus prior to preparation of food.  Reviews extended menus with serving staff.
3.  *Prepares meals in accordance with planned menus, standardized recipes and production sheets.  Manages production and utilizes overproduction.
4.  *Prepares food for therapeutic diets in accordance with planned menus.  Makes only authorized substitutions.  Assists with documentation of these.
5.  *Prepares and serves meals that are palatable, appetizing in appearance, appropriate texture, garnished, and at the proper temperature on a timely basis.
6.  *Takes and records temperatures on all food served.
7.  *Assists in serving meals as necessary from the steam table or transferring food delivery carts.  Follows posted mealtimes.
8.  *Serves food in accordance with established portion control procedures.
9.  *Ensures that food and supplies for the next day’s meal are readily available.  Assists in inventorying and storing incoming food, supplies, etc., as necessary.  Moves and lifts stock and equipment as necessary.
10.Safety:
*Knows and follows center rules.
**Demonstrates proper use of equipment.  Reports equipment needs or repairs.
*Follows center-smoking policies.
*Reports any incidents or accidents of residents, staff or visitors to the appropriate center personnel.
**Performs duties, which may include transportation of residents, as assigned in Center Disaster Plan.
**Assists in scheduled cleaning duties, in accordance with established standards and procedures.
**Assists in maintaining all work/storage areas in a clean and properly arranged manner at all times.  Signs off on cleaning schedule.
**Utilizes and cleans equipment correctly and safely.
**Properly disposes of kitchen waste.
11.*Performs administrative requirements such as completing necessary forms and reports, and submits them to the Nutrition Services Manager/Culinary Services Manager as directed.
12.*Ensures that all dining services procedures are followed in accordance with established procedures as directed by the Nutrition Services Manager/Culinary Services Manager.
13.*Processes diet changes and new diets upon receipt from nursing services, as directed by Nutrition Services Manager/Culinary Services Manager.
14.*Follows timed activity schedule.
15.Follows facility dress and personal hygiene policies.
16.*Attends and participates in in-service classes, performance improvement committees, and other meetings as assigned.
17.*Complies with laws and regulations applicable to position and acts in accordance with Center’s Corporate Compliance Program.
18.Treats all residents, visitors, and staff with courtesy.
19.Resident Rights
*Knows Resident Rights.  Helps the residents/patients exercise and/or protect their rights.
*Reports resident/patient complaints to management.
*Maintains confidentiality of resident/patient information.
20.HIPAA
*Follows and adheres to Center’s policies and procedures implementing HIPAA requirements for the privacy and security of protected health information.
*Uses and/or discloses only minimum amount of Protected Health Information necessary to complete assigned tasks. (Applies only if position requires access to PHI under Role Based Access Grid.)
*Reports all suspected violation of company’s HIPAA policies or procedures to Facility Privacy Designee.

Other Duties:
1.*Participates in departmental studies and projects as directed.
2.Coordinates Nutrition Services with other departments as directed by the Nutrition Services Manager/Culinary Services Manager.
3.*Assists in training and orientation of Nutrition Services employees.
4.*Works with the center’s dietitian and implements recommended changes.
5.*Performs other duties as directed by center management.
Requirements
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education: High School diploma or equivalent.  Food Handler’s Card, Serve Safe Training or other as required by state or local health departments.
Experience: Previous cooking and/or culinary experience preferred.
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Meets all health requirements imposed by law. Ability to relate positively, effectively, and appropriately with residents, families, community members, volunteers and other facility staff. Able to read, write, speak and understand English. Ability to withstand sudden temperature changes from the heat of the kitchen to the cold… For full info follow application link.

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