Will interact directly with dietary department team, residents, their families, and all levels of staff.
To provide quality food service in accordance with all State and Federal regulations and to meet the nutritional and individual needs of the residents.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1. Assists in defined food preparation, serving of meals and cleaning duties according to proper procedures, using various dietary equipment and supplies, as assigned by the Director of Dietary, Management Team and/or Cook. 2. Understands and follows procedures related to all duties or special assignments as directed by the Director of Dietary, Management Team and/or Cook. 3. Attends required in-services and completes assigned on-line modules. 4. Follows reporting procedures for the following: a. Observed resident concerns. b. Supply and equipment needs. c. Damaged, unsafe, malfunctioning equipment. d. Conditions related to breeding insects, rodents, or other vermin.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions:
1. Interacts with staff and residents. 2. May be subjected to interruptions throughout the workday. 3. Exposure to blood, body tissue of fluids. 4. Exposure to hazardous waste materials, dust and loud or unpleasant noises.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to meet these demands:
1. Employee needs ability to move continuously; may cover large distances walking through facility and is on feet consistently. 2. Vision requirements include both near and far vision. 3. Frequently required bend, stoop, reach, crouch, push and pull; occasionally required to squat, crawl, climb, kneel and balance. 4. Employee is required to continuously lift and carry up to ten (10) lbs.; frequently required to lift up to fifty (50) lbs. and carry up to thirty-five (35) lbs. and occasionally lift and carry up to one hundred (100) lbs. 5. Employee may be subject to working at unprotected heights. 6. Employee may be exposed to changes in temperature and humidity, dust, fumes, and gases. 7. Ability to adapt to changes in daily work hours and schedule. 8. Ability to work beyond regularly scheduled shift (overtime) when necessary.
Safe Work Performance Expectations
The safety of employees, residents and visitors is of paramount importance to Volunteers of America. Our work place safety program will be incorporated as the standard of practice for this organization. Compliance with these safe work expectations will be required of all employees as a condition of employment. Our organization focus will hold all employees accountable for safety performance equal with quality and production expectations.
Employees will be expected to:
1. Follow correct policy and procedures for department and facility Fire/Disaster/Missing Person Plan. Know the location of fire alarms and extinguishers. 2. Follow correct policy and procedure for hand washing. 3. Follow guidelines for proper method of lifting. 4. All doorways, hallways and areas are to be kept clear. 5. Know the location and purpose of Safety Data Sheets (SDS). 6. Follow guidelines for department environment and safety measures. 7. Follow guidelines for safe handling, inspection, maintenance and storage of equipment. Report any malfunction of equipment. 8. Follow guidelines for safe handling and storage of chemicals and supplies. 9. Follow correct policy and procedure for reporting of incidents: staff, residents, etc. 10. Follow correct procedure for food handling/storage and sanitation.
Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, this job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you may be required to perform. The omission of specific descriptions of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or can be considered essential to this position.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1. Friendly and enjoy working with the elderly. 2. Previous institutional dietary service experience is preferred. 3. Ability to read and understand procedures used for work assignments, instructions, recipe directions and diet order cards. 4. Numerical ability for recipe preparation and proper measuring of cleaning agents and chemicals. 5. Adequate strength, endurance and coordination to meet the strenuous physical demands of such responsibilities as preparing food items, carrying quantity foods, serving meals, handling soiled dishes, operating dietary equipment and cleaning assigned work areas. 6. Coordination and dexterity for preparing food and operating dietary equipment safely. 7. Ability to work in an area that is often very hot/cold. 8. Ability to utilize computers and other electronic devices for tasks such as timekeeping, in-servicing and documentation.