Cook - Assisted Living

  • Prestige Care, Inc
  • Ellensburg, Washington
  • Jul 25, 2022
Full time

Job Description

$500 Sign on bonus!

Full time position available. Must be available weekends!

POSITION SUMMARY

The Cook prepares food in accordance with menus, diet specifications, resident preference, and sanitary practices under the supervision of the Food and Nutrition Services Manager or Dining Services Manager.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Prepares, cooks, and serves food in accordance with the menu and food and nutrition standards, including presentation, taste, and texture. Samples food for quality assurance prior to service.

2. Ensures foods are cooked and held at the appropriate temperatures. Records food temperatures throughout the cooking and holding process.

3. Partners with supervisor to review menus and record necessary substitutions.

4. Ensures that food supplies are available and prepared as needed for upcoming meals. Notifies supervisor of needed supplies.

5. Maintains a clean and safe work area, cleaning spills and assisting in daily or scheduled cleaning.

6. Ensures proper storage, rotation, preparation, and labeling of food in accordance with Federal, State, and local guidelines and Prestige policy. Discards outdated food.

7. Partners with dietary staff to ensure equipment is working properly and at the appropriate temperature. Records temperature of equipment throughout shift as needed. Reports faulty equipment immediately.

8. Follows facility fire safety, infection control, and hazardous chemical practices and promptly reports any unsafe conditions.

9. Assists in planning and preparing food services for special meals, events, and parties as needed.

10. Assists in storing incoming food and supplies as assigned.

11. Attends and participates in training, in-services, and staff meetings.

12. Performs other duties as assigned.

COMPANY WIDE RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Demonstrates Core Values of Respect, Integrity, Commitment, and Trust.

2. Supports a dignified and caring atmosphere with residents, residents' families, visitors, and staff.

3. Protects privacy and confidentiality of information pertaining to residents, team members, the department/center/community, and company information and records.

4. Maintains a safe and secure working environment and practices safe working habits.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

A minimum of one year experience cooking in a restaurant or the dietary department of a hospital or similar environment. General kitchen/dietary experience may be considered in lieu of direct cooking experience. Must have required State certification or food service license.

EDUCATION

High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent knowledge and skills obtained through a combination of education, training, and experience.

EOE/M/F/VETS/DISABLED - At Prestige, it is our promise to personally touch lives every day. It is a philosophy of caring based on our core values of integrity, trust, commitment, and respect, that are at the center of all that we do. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce that represents all of us, coming from different experiences, cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints. Inclusion is the way we treat one another and how we celebrate what makes us different.

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In adherence with the State's COVID-19 mandate for health care workers, Prestige Care team members are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 as an condition of employment, unless a team member qualifies and receives an approved religious or medical exemption.

Information About Prestige Senior Living at Hearthstone

Located at 802 East Mountain View Ave. in Ellensburg, Washington, Prestige Senior Living at Hearthstone has 49 apartments of assisted living, as well as 41 units of independent living apartments.

If you are looking for the highest quality of healthcare communities or care centers, you won't find anyone better in the local area. Hearthstone is known only for their high performance locally (we won "Best of Kittitas Valley" in 2019 and 2020) and also enjoyed a deficiency-free survey in 2019, a designation that is quite challenging to obtain, but also shows strong commitment to health care excellence. Also, we were one of only a small handful of care centers and communities in the entire state of Washington to achieve the American Health Care Association's "Bronze" quality care awards. We were the first assisted living in Kittitas County, and the only one to offer independent living.

While our community isn't the newest community in the area, you would enjoy a strong family-like culture where everyone is known by first name, and a work environment that is homey, far from sterile or uptight. Here, you can bring your whole self to work to love and serve our seniors. There is a true team-like aura at Prestige Senior Living at Hearthstone, where we laugh and get to do what we love every day.

If working in a home-like setting, with a strong team atmosphere, and with a national award-winning employer that has a great promote-from-within culture, then Prestige Senior Living at Hearthstone is the place for you.

Who Is Prestige Care?

Prestige Care is a family of over 75 skilled nursing + post-acute care centers, as well as assisted living and memory care communities in 8 Western states. We are an organization of over 5,000 team members who serve thousands of residents, where we have the privilege of personally touching their lives every day.

We have four core values of integrity, trust, commitment, and respect that guide everything that we do. With a strong commitment to career development and advancement, Prestige Care is a employer that can help you achieve your career goals and objectives. With a healthcare career at Prestige Care, you will enjoy a collaborative, team-oriented environment where your work truly matters at the end of every day.