Casual Independent Living Cook

HOURS

2 days a week cook at the Independent Living. Family Style meals for under 15 tenants.
3p-6:30p

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITES

The primary functions and responsibilities of this position are as follows. Additional duties may be
added as necessary to meet the needs of the facility. You will be evaluated on your ability to
perform these functions competently with minimal supervision and/or reminders.

1) Handle and prepare food in a sanitary manner.
2) Prepare food which is palatable and appetizing in appearance, with strict adherence to
written recipes, menus, an individual diet orders, including:
A) Food items on assigned/scheduled menus
B) Special items/meals/snacks/therapeutic or modified diets
C) Special nourishment’s/supplements as instructed by the dietary services
manager; labels with resident name and room number
D) Refreshments for parties/special events as instructed by the dietary
services manager
3) Adhere to food production and usage schedules.
4) Log and/or record temperatures of food storage as requested; refrigerators, freezers, etc.
5) Maintain sanitation of equipment and utensils, and work/storage/serving areas by
cleaning immediately after use and according to established schedule for routine
cleaning and established policies and procedures.
6) Follow written menus and recipes.
7) Appropriately label and store food items/leftovers immediately after use.
8) Understand and be able to prepare therapeutic diets.
9) Be responsible for avoiding food waste.
10) Maintain strict adherence to serving schedules for meals.
11) Assist in establishment and maintenance of perpetual supplies inventory, and notify
the dietary services manager of shortages or discrepancies.
12) Be responsible for care of food service equipment.
13) Maintain strict compliance with established policy/practices/standards for food
preparation and storage.
14) Assist in orientation and on-job training of newly hired dietary services staff.
15) Perform other related duties or projects as assigned by the dietary services manager.
16) Log and/or record temperatures of all foods.
17) Follow cleaning list as assigned.
18) To assure resident safety
19) Recognize your role as part of the QAPI efforts of your organization
20) Attend trainings to build understanding and capacity to undertake QAPI work
21) Carry out QAPI roles and responsibilities as assigned
22) Follow established policies and procedures in support of QAPI efforts
23) Look for and share with leadership ideas for improvement in the organization
24) Communicate to leadership upon witnessing a positive outcome of a QAPI project or detecting
barriers preventing project success
25) Support QAPI efforts both verbally and non-verbally (i.e., via actions and attitude), including
adjusting performance and practice in accordance with QAPI initatives and findings.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

1) Observe and abide by all HIPPA rules and regulations to ensure that personal health
information is protected during its collection, use, disclosure, storage and destruction
within Prairie View; and to ensure only the minimum necessary information is known
to function in this position.
2) Work cooperatively with food service staff and other departments.
3) Come to work as scheduled and consistently demonstrate dependability and punctuality.
4) Attend in-service training programs for food service employees.
5) Perform all duties assigned in an effective, timely and professional manner.
6) Observe infection control procedures.
7) Follow Residents’ Rights policies at all times.
8) Observe all facility policies and proceduares.
9) Accept assigned duties in a cooperative manner.
10) Assume accountability for all data contained in the employees’ handbook.
11) Come to work in neat, clean attire and consistently present an appropriate professional
appearance.
12) Consistently work cooperatively with residents, residents’ representatives, facility staff,
physicians, consultants and ancillary service providers.

Company Info

Company Name
Prairie View Campus

Company URL
http://Prairie%20View%20Campus

Contact Name
Wendy Nelson

Email
pvhr@tcaexpress.net

Phone
7129303228

Location

610 N. Eastern St.
Sanborn, IA 51248