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Line Cook – Health Care Services Group Inc. – Hayesville, NC

The Dietary Aide assists the Cook in the preparation and service of meals. Places prepared food on plates/trays in accordance with tray tickets in line with our established policies and procedures, and, as may be directed by the Dining Services Director/Manager or Cook, to ensure that quality dining services are provided at all times. Prepares and delivers food and trays, washes dishes and cleans and sanitizes kitchen according to health standards. Consistently embodies the characteristics necessary to drive the Company’s Purpose, Vision, Values, and DNA. The Dietary Aide must be detail-oriented, well-groomed, act professionally and must be a team player who works well with others.

JOB FUNCTION

Pre-preparation

Review meal tickets prior to placing prepared food on trays.

Review tray tickets for diet changes and new diets as received from Nursing Services, in the absence of the Dining Services Director.

Coordinate food service delivery with other departments as necessary.

Performs other duties as assigned by the Cook or Dining Services Director/Manager.

Food Preparation/Delivery

Prepares trays with meals that are palatable and appetizing in appearance. Prepares and delivers snacks and nourishments according to resident food preferences and physicians’/dietitian orders.

Prepares trays with hot and cold foods and beverages as written on tray tickets.

Ensure that appropriate equipment and utensils (dishes, glasses, cups, and eating utensils) are provided with the resident’s meal tray.

Serves substitute foods to residents who refuse foods served.

Make only authorized food substitutions.

Inspect special diet trays to ensure that the correct diet is served to the resident.

Transports and serves trays at meal delivery

Review tray card to assure that current food information is consistent with foods served.

Performs other duties as assigned by the Cook or Dining Services Director/Manager.

Post-preparation

Follows posted cleaning schedules utilizing proper sanitation and cleaning methods.

Cleans food preparation area and utensils after use and after meal service. Is responsible for washing dishes after food service, as well as cleaning the kitchen to keep it sanitary and up to health standards. If employed in a facility with a common dining room, the dietary aide may be required to help clear and wipe down tables after service.

Performs other duties as assigned by the Cook or Dining Services Director/Manager.

Customer Service

Interacts appropriately with residents, client, other personnel and the public.

Performs other duties as assigned by the Cook or Dining Services Director/Manager

Other

Attends in-service education and staff meetings as required.

Practices safety, infection control, and emergency procedures according to facility/state/federal/HCSG policies.

Attends in-service education and staff meetings as required.

Remains courteous, considerate and cooperative when communicating with all facility personnel, residents, and family members.

Develop and maintain a good working rapport with inter-department personnel as well as with other departments within the facility to ensure that dining services can be properly maintained to meet the needs of the residents.

Performs other duties as assigned by the Cook or Dining Services Director/Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Specialized training in dining services is desirable. May be required to successfully complete an approved sanitation and safety course.

2. Ability to read, speak and understand English, follow directions and complete tasks.

3. Ability to follow time schedules for meal preparation and serving.

4. Maintains a neat, clean, well-groomed appearance.

5. Dependable, with experience working in facilities utilizing quantity food production methods.

6. Must provide a criminal background check.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

The work is performed in a well-lit and well-ventilated facility with a wide variety of people with differing functions, personalities and abilities. The noise level is usually moderately quiet. Exposed to physical and emotional disabilities of the aged, which may include combative residents. Exposed to odors. Must be on constant alert for possible injuries to patients. Exposed to sharp objects and hazardous materials. Must be able to work around food and/or cleaning products. Exposures to infectious diseases are possible. Employees who are immune-suppressed should be aware of the potential hazards.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $10.00 – $12.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Required)

Experience:

  • Line Cook: 1 year (Preferred)

Benefit Conditions:

  • Waiting period may apply
  • Only full-time employees eligible

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