Cook (PRN/As Needed) in Eureka, IL at Carle Health System

Date Posted: 4/2/2021

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Job Description

Position Summary:
This is a PRN/As Needed position in which the hours can vary 0.00-19.99
Provides high quality dining experience to patients while meeting nutritional requirements and service expectations. Responsible for preparation of all food items following standardized recipes. Serves as liaison between patients and Nutritional Services through daily patient visits and coordination of patient nutritional needs. Assists patients with menu selections, when appropriate.

Education: High school diploma or equivalent.

Experience: 1-2 years institutional food service preparation.

Certification: Eligible to become certified in Food Service Sanitation.

Skills: Basic computer skills required. Ability to identify and follow verbal and/or written instructions. Ability to communicate and work cohesively with diverse groups. Mathematical aptitude for extending recipes and production levels Ability to complete all required training and competencies, including age specific competencies, HIPAA training, etc.

Essential Functions:

-Responsible for preparation of patient trays and verifying accuracy of items to meet prescribed diet and inidividual

patient needs.

-Prepares menu items according to the standardized recipes in a sanitary and timely manner. Follows recipes, portion

controls, and presentation specifications as established.

-Delivers and retrieves meal trays within designated time frames. Distributes patient meals trays. Monitors parameters

for patient verification. Collects patient meal trays.

-Prepares and delivers floor stock for distribution to units according to established par levels on floor and department

guidelines. Documents temperatures of freezers, refrigerators, dish machine, and food on a daily basis to assure proper

operation. Reports discrepencies, as appropriate.

-Assists patients with menu selection. Communicates pertinent nutritional needs to associates, as appropriate.

-Follows safety and sanitation policies and procedures. This includes completing cleaning assignments as scheduled,

cleaning equipment, and following all safety procedures to protect self, associates, and patients. Follows sanitation

policies for food storage and preparation.

-Ensures adequate procurement of food and supplies. Inventories and orders food and supplies on weekly basis.

-Remains aware of disaster plan policy for meal service. Completes daily job assignments within the time parameters

for the designated meal service.

-Assists with effective training program, on-the-job training, and continuing education for associates. Facilitates

trainng and orientation of new associates, serves as a mentor.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.