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Liberty Health Care Center Dietary Cook (Liberty) in LIBERTY, Texas

8 hours shifts, rotating schedule including weekends and holidaysGeneral Purpose: This position follows directives of the Certified Dietary Manager while assisting in all areas of the kitchen.Qualifications: High school graduate or equivalent, preferred but not required. Must have the ability to read, write, and follow oral and written directions at a level necessary to accomplish this job. Must have the willingness to perform simple, repetitive tasks. Must have knowledge of supplies and equipment used by department and the care of this equipment. Must have knowledge of safety regulations. Must be able to stand and walk short distances 7-8 hours per day. Must be able to lift 20-25 lbs. frequently and 50-60 lbs. occasionally. Must be alert and work safely and cautiously to avoid cuts and burns while workingwith kitchen equipment and to avoid falls while working on or near wet and slippery floors. Must have some knowledge of modified diets. Must have some knowledge of cooking. Must have knowledge of, or be willing to learn, correct sanitation procedures. Must be able to cooperate and work well with fellow employees. Must have ability to deal tactfully and effectively with residents, staff, familymembers, visitors, government agencies personnel, and the general public. Must adhere to the dress code of the Dietary Department. May be required to have a Food Handlers Certificate of Sanitation Course, as required by state regulations. Must be able to meet all local health regulations and pass pre/post-employment physical exam if required. This requirement also includes drug screening, criminal background investigation and reference inquiry. Must attend in-service/education programs as required to learn new procedures and develop skills to meet regulatory compliance. Must agree not to disclose resident protected health information and report suspected or known violations of such to the Administrator.Duties and Responsibilities:1) Reviews menus, therapeutic menus, recipes and production sheets before preparing meals and prepares and serves all diets, properly, accurately, and attractively as planned using proper portions and special diet items.2) Follows standardized recipes and special diet orders, preparing sufficient quantities to meet all service requirements.3) Responsible for testing and tasting foods for proper appearance, flavor, aroma and temperature and making adjustments if needed.Cook/Assistant Cook4) Responsible for timing of preparation of meals/snacks to meet time schedule for service of all residents and ensuring meals/snacks are served as scheduled.5) Portions food on plate during tray service according to standards. Checks trays for accuracy of diets, preferences, and quality before they are delivered. Serves on tray line and delivers carts to floors as needed.6) Follows menus provided. If menu substitutions are necessary, records these substitutions in designated place.7) Shows initiative in choosing garnishes, seasons according to patient preferences, and appropriate use of leftovers, and food storage.8) Manages the dietary department in the absence of the dietary manager and/or assistant manager if not available.9) Follow established safety procedures, policies and precautions when performingtasks and when using equipment and supplies.10) Ensure that assigned work areas are maintained in a clean, safe, and sanitary manner.Report all unsafe/hazardous conditions, defective equipment, etc. to Dietary Manager.11) Assists in receiving and storing food and supplies to prevent waste and assures product quality. Dates, labels and stores items properly. Uses proper food handlingtechniques.12) Must adhere to dress code of the dietary department13) Has a thorough understanding of all regulations (local, state, and federal) which affect dietary including, but not limited to resident care, sanitation, labor, fire, safety, and disaster and complies to these regulations.14) Processes new diet orders and diet changes when receive