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life care Food Services Director - Chef in Auburn, Massachusetts

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Position Summary:

The Food Services Director Chef plans, organizes, develops, and directs the overall operations of food services to ensure daily provision of quality nutritional services in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and Life Care standards.

Education, Experience, and Licensure Requirements:

  • Must be a graduate of an approved American Culinary Federation (ACF) culinary program or another recognized culinary institution

  • Must have completed a State approved course in food services

  • Must have one (1) year experience in hospital or post acute care food service

  • Must have a minimum two (2) years supervisory experience

Specific Job Requirements:

  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action

  • Must be knowledgeable of practices and procedures as well as the laws, regulations, and guidelines governing functions in the post acute care facility

  • Must have the ability to implement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures of the department

  • Must perform proficiently in all competency areas including but not limited to: patient rights, and safety and sanitation

  • Maintains professional working relationships with all associates, vendors, etc.

  • Maintains confidentiality of all proprietary and/or confidential information

  • Must understand and follow company policies including harassment and compliance procedures

  • Displays integrity and professionalism by adhering to Life Cares Code of Conduct and completes mandatory Code of Conduct and other appropriate compliance training

Essential Functions:

  • Must be able to test cooked food for taste, temperature, and smell

  • Must be able to ensure food service staff are trained in cooking and presentation skills to enhance presentation and quality of food served to patients

  • Must be able to ensure menus are served as written and approved by Registered Dietitian

  • Must be able to plan and direct food service staff to prepare and serve high quality food on time and at proper temperature for meals and snacks

  • Must be able to ensure the patients physician ordered diets are prepared and served accurately at meals and snacks

  • Must be able to order food, supplies, and equipment for food preparation and service, reviewing all deliveries of food for quality, proper amounts, and pricing

  • Must be able to recruit, select, train, counsel, and supervise food service staff

  • Must be able to complete the nutrition documentation in accordance with laws, regulations, and Life Care standards

  • Must be able to participate in the interdisciplinary patient care meetings involving nutrition

  • Must be able to assist the Registered Dietitian in the collection of nutrition information and any other pertinent information

  • Must exhibit excellent customer service and a positive attitude towards patients

  • Must be able to assist in the evacuation of patients

  • Must demonstrate dependable, regular attendance

  • Must be able to concentrate and use reasoning skills and good judgment

  • Must be able to communicate and function productively on an interdisciplinary team

  • Must be able to sit, stand, bend, lift, push, pull, stoop, walk, reach, and move intermittently during working hours

  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language

An Equal Opportunity Employer