Oakwood Care Center
  • Middle River, MD, USA
  • Full Time

Summary/Objective In keeping with our organization's goal of improving the lives of the Residents we serve, the Cook position is responsible for providing nourishing food to Residents, and employees under sanitary conditions as directed and in accordance with established policies and procedures. The Cook will help to assure that the dietary department is maintained in a clean, safe and sanitary manner by providing assistance in all dietary functions and providing supervision to all dietary aides.

Essential Functions Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Provide nutritional meals to residents, staff and visitors as directed.
  2. Plans meals far enough ahead to minimize the need for food substations.
  3. Works closely with facility dietitian to ensure meals meet nutritional needs of the residents. Makes changes to meal plans when necessary with approval from the Director of Dietary Services.
  4. Ensures food supplies are appropriate and places orders when necessary.
  5. Oversees food tray line to ensure trays are prepared according to diet cards in an efficient manner to meet scheduled meal and snack times.
  6. Provide supervision to dietary aides as directed.
  7. Assure that established sanitation policies and procedures are followed at all times in accordance with federal, state and local regulations.
  8. Follow established safety precautions when preforming tasks and using equipment and supplies.
  9. Assure that work area is clean and free of hazardous conditions such as spills, excess carts, and etc.
  10. Assure that equipment, tools and supplies are properly stored at all times.
  11. Report all equipment malfunctions and breakdowns to the supervisor and keep the supervisor informed of supply needs.
  12. Report all hazardous conditions and equipment along with any accidents/incidents to the Dietary Director.
  13. Maintains the comfort, privacy and dignity of Residents and interacts with them in a manner that displays warmth, respect and promotes a caring environment.
  14. Communicates and interacts effectively and tactfully with Residents, visitors, families, peers and supervisors.
  15. Attend and participate in meetings and in-services as directed or scheduled.

Supervisory Responsibility This position supervises the Dietary Aide

Work Environment This job operates in a health care setting. This role requires regular walking to various locations around the facility while pulling or pushing dietary carts. This position works mostly in the dietary department which can experience extreme temperature changes from excessive heat in the cooking area to freezing temperatures in walk-in freezers. This role may also come into contact with patients who may have contagious illnesses.

Physical Demands While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, and stooping on a regular basis. The employee must frequently lift and/or move items weighing over 20 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work This position is part of a health care facility that is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Rotating shifts as well as holiday and work during inclement weather will be required.

Travel No travel is expected for this position.

Required Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Food Sanitation Certification.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • One year experience as a Cook.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications None for this position.

Other Duties Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for their job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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