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Prep Cook - Full-Time - Park Ridge Nursing Center

Department: Dietary
Location: Jacksonville, FL

Paid Time Off, 401K, Excellent Health Benefits

Top pay

Must be able to work evenings and weekends

Park Ridge Nursing Center is an award winning facility!

Job Title: Prep Cook

Reports To: Dietary Manager/Executive Director

Location: Park Ridge Nursing Center 

Status: Non-exempt

SUMMARY

Prepares and cooks meals for residents and maintains standards of kitchen cleanliness.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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

  1. Prepares all food according to the menu in a safe, sanitary manner under the direction of the dining services coordinator/manager.
  2. Insures proper preparation, portioning, and serving of foods according to standardized recipes.
  3. Prepares quality food products according to standardized recipes and menus.
  4.  Prepares quality food in a timely manner at specified meal times.
  5. Assumes responsibility for total kitchen operations and handles all situations in the kitchen according to policy.
  6. Responds to resident issues or concerns that may occur in the dining room.
  7. Follows departmental procedures including sanitation, safety, and cleaning schedules.
  8. Follows proper cleaning procedures and storage of all dishes, utensils, and cooking equipment.
  9. Insures all food in refrigerator, freezer, and dry storage are labeled and dated.
  10. Oversees proper food handling and utilization of all foods to prevent contamination, increase quality, and reduce cost.
  11. Suggest menu or recipe changes to utilize leftovers and other supplies.
  12. Cleans all food service equipment, kitchen, and food storage areas.
  13. Efficiently uses time to complete assigned work.

COMPANY WIDE RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Supports a dignified and caring atmosphere with residents, residents' families, visitors and staff.
  • Protects privacy and confidentiality of information pertaining to the resident, employee, residence, company information and records.
  • Maintains safe and secure working environment and practices safe working habits.
  • Complies with the attendance policy.
  • Maintains neat appearance, good hygiene and appropriate attire.
  • Participates in training, in services, and attends meetings as required.
  • Assists with projects as assigned and performs other related duties.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This position does not have 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

High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred; and one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Position requires knowledge of special diets.

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 groups situations to residents, residents' families, and other employees of the company. Ability to effectively communicate in English and understand and follow written and oral instructions.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

State food service certification required.

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 the job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hand to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel and crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently 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, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes and toxic caustic chemicals. The environment is characteristic of a facility in which healthcare is provided to the frail elderly. The noise level is usually moderate.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Condition of Employment and/or Continued Employment 

It is the policy of the Company to maintain a drug-free workplace as a condition of employment and/or continued employment.  All employees and job applicants must abide by the terms of this policy. 

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