Belle Terrace Tecumseh, Nebraska
Jan 23, 2021Full time
Belle Terrace - Belle Terrace of Tecumseh, Nebraska is the best place to be when you or your loved one cannot be at home. We are nationally recognized. We are a skilled nursing facility offering the comfort of a home-like atmosphere with the highest quality of compassionate nursing care. We are currently looking for a Cook to join our team!DUTIES: ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONSReview menus prior to preparation of food.Interpret department policies and procedures to personnel, residents, visitors, family members, etc., as necessary.Assist in planning regular and special diet menus as prescribed by the attending physician.Ensure that all dietary procedures are followed in accordance with established policies.Assist in developing methods for determining quality and quantity of food served.Assume the authority, responsibility, and accountability of Head Cook.Ensure that menus are maintained and filed in accordance with established policies and procedures.Others as deemed necessary and appropriate, or as may be directed.COMMITTEE FUNCTIONSImplement recommendations from the Infection Control and Safety Committees as directed/necessary.Attend department and staff meetings as directed or called.PERSONNEL FUNCTIONSMeet with dietary personnel, as necessary, to assist in identifying and correcting problem areas, and or the improvement of services.Develop and maintain a good working rapport with inter-department personnel, as well as with other departments within the facility, to assure that food service can be properly maintained to meet the needs of the residents.Ensure that department personnel, residents, visitors, etc., follow established dietary policies and procedures at all times.Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest and positive emphasis as well as a calm environment throughout the department.Delegate authority, responsibility, and accountability to other responsible department personnel.Assist in establishing food service production lines etc., to assure that meals are prepared on time. Report absenteeism and tardiness to the Director. Report complaints and grievances to the Director.Report all occupational exposures to blood, body fluids, infectious materials, and hazardous chemicals to the Director of Food Services.STAFF DEVELOPMENT Participate in programs designed for in-service education, on-the-job training and orientation classes for newly assigned department personnel. (Includes maintaining appropriate record keeping requirements of when classes were held, subject, attendance, etc., as necessary.)Participate in and assist in departmental studies and projects as assigned or that may become necessary.Attend and participate ha annual HazCom, bloodbome pathogens, and TB in-service training programs. DIETARY SERVICEPrepare meals in accordance with planned menus.Prepare and serve meals that are palatable and appetizing in appearance.Assist in serving meals as necessary, and on a timely basis.Serve food in accordance with established portion control procedures.Prepare food for therapeutic diets in accordance with planned menus.Prepare food in accordance with standardized recipes and special diet orders.Inspect special diet trays to assure that the correct diet is being served.Prepare and serve residents nutritional bedtime snacks.Be sure that appropriate equipment and utensils are provided with the resident's meal tray.Review care plans as necessary to assure that the resident's dietary needs are being met.Prepare and serve substitute food to residents who refuse foods served.SAFETY AND SANITATIONPrepare food in accordance with sanitary regulations, as well as with our established policies and procedures.Assist in maintaining the Dietary Department in a safe and sanitary manner.Ensure that safety regulations and precautions are followed at all times by all personnel.Follow established Infection Control and Universal Precautions policies and procedures when performing daily tasks.Assist/direct daily or scheduled cleaning duties in accordance with established policies and procedures.Ensure that the department is maintained in a clean and safe manner by assuring that necessary equipment and supplies are maintained.Report all accidents/incidents as established by department policies. Fill out and file reports as directed.Ensure that food storage areas are clean and properly arranged at all times.Coordinate routine/terminal isolation procedures with Nursing Services.Report all hazardous conditions or equipment to your supervisor.Report missing/illegible labels and/or MSDSs to the Director of Food Service.Ensure that fire protection and prevention programs are maintained by department personnel in accordance with our fire safety policies and procedures.Ensure that refuse is disposed of daily and in accordance with our established sanitation procedures.Be sure that dietary personnel wear protective clothing/devices when performing tasks that involve the handling of infectious waste and/or blood/body fluids.Other(s) that may become necessary/appropriate to assure that our facility is maintained in a clean, safe and comfortable manner.