Employment Status: PRN
Responsible for preparing and serving meals and snacks in
sufficient quantities and at the scheduled times for patients and
employees. Responsible for keeping all work areas and equipment
clean, sanitary, safe and in good working condition.
Cooks, prepares and serves meals and snacks to patients and
employees as determined by menus. Prepares special diets for
patients in accordance with the guidelines in the Diet Manual.
Checks diet kardex and prepares diet cards for use in setting up
and serving patient trays. Consults Diet Manual, Dietary Manager or
Dietitian for unfamiliar diet orders.
Checks incoming food and supply and supply orders with invoices
in order to maintain current pricing. Must know and follow strict
sanitation and health regulations and safety rules. Responsible for
performing cleaning assignments and special duties as directed and
on a regular basis. May assist in preparation of meals or snacks
for special hospital events. May assist in training new employees.
Must attend in-service meetings. Required to dress neatly and in
accordance with department and hospital dress codes.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1.Responsible for preparing, cooking and serving of meals and
snacks in sufficient quantities and at the scheduled times for
patients and employees.
2.Responsible for preparing special diets in accordance with the
3.Checks patient diet kardex, prepares diet cards, and sets up
and delivers patient trays.
4.Responsible for checking incoming food and supply orders with
5.Responsible for adhering to strict infection control standards
for dietary personnel.
6.Responsible for following department and hospital dress
7.Responsible for maintaining patient confidentiality as
required by hospital regulations.
- High school graduate preferred.
- Experienced in food service also preferred.
- Must be able to read and write and understand diets.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
- Medium Work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor
constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a
maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis
- May be required to walk to patients' rooms, as well as to and
from various hospital areas
Required to do moderate lifting and carrying of 15-44 pounds.
Required to spend most of the eight-hour shift standing, with some
straight pulling, pulling hand over hand, pushing and repeated
bending. Both legs required for climbing on ladder to reach or
store supplies on upper shelves. Reaching above shoulder level also
required. Use of fingers and both hands required or compensated.
Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously.
Near and far vision corrected acceptable. Hearing with aid
permitted; both eyes required.
Works inside air conditioned building but kitchen area may be
very warm at times. Exposed to outside weather and excessive cold
or hot weather when in the warehouse, which does not have
controlled heating and cooling. Works around very hot temperatures
when cooking as well as cold when cleaning the freezer. Exposed to
solvents and other grease and oils. Works with hands in water when
cleaning cooking utensils and work areas. May be required to use a
ladder to reach upper level of storage area. Works with others