Cook I

Posted Date: 6/18/2022

Job Location: St. Anthony Regional Hospital, 311 South Clark St, PO Box 628, Carroll, IA, 51401
Department: Food and Nutrition
Employment Type: Full-Time

Job Description

SUMMARY Assists Cook II in preparing meals for patients, residents, staff and visitors, working from established recipes, formulas and menu cycles.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Prepares dietary information for use by kitchen personnel in preparation of foods for all areas of service.

Enters patient and resident menu selections into computer system, and makes changes to diet orders, admissions, discharges, and transfers.

Answers telephone and relays information to kitchen concerning meal changes, complaints, or patient discharge.

Performs clerical duties related to the day-to-day operation of the diet office

Completes a variety of food preparation work such as pureeing, slicing and cleaning fresh produce.

Stocks Food & Nutrition products utilizing FIFO methods.

Works on patient and resident trayline.

Prepares food items according to approved recipes using a variety of kitchen utensils and equipment.

Completes production records.

Monitors and assures quality, seasoning and temperature.

Cleans assigned areas following established cleaning procedures and schedules.

Completes all other duties as assigned.

Complies with the Corporate Compliance Policy and all laws, regulations, and Standards of Conduct relating to the position and agrees to report any suspected violations of law or Standards of Conduct.

Complies with all applicable state and federal regulations.

Attends all mandatory meetings and programs.

Maintains a safe work environment using safe work practices, utilizing standard precautions and complying with hazardous waste procedures at all times as described in St. Anthony's Safety Manual.

Maintains the confidentiality of patient, resident, employee and organizational information.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES 

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS   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.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE 

Less than high school education; or up to one month related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS 

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, patients, families and other employees of the organization.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS  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 individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk. 

• The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms.  

• The employee is occasionally required to talk and hear; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.  

• The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, extreme heat and cold, and electrical shock.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

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