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Cook

Job Code: 212200
Reports To: Dietary Supervisor
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Department: Dietary

Status: Fulltime (32hr week)
Schedule: Wed – Sun 10am-5pm

Summary


Prepares and delivers food trays to hospital patients by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities


Places items such as eating utensils, napkins, and condiments on trays.
Prepares food items.
Places servings in blender to make foods for soft or liquid diets.
Apportions and places food servings on plates and trays according to diet list on menu card.
Examines filled tray for completeness and places on cart.
Pushes carts to halls or ward kitchen.
Serves trays to patients.
Collects and stacks dirty dishes on cart and returns cart to kitchen.
Washes dishes and cleans work area, tables, cabinets, and ovens.
Collects and places garbage and trash in designated containers.
Records amount and types of special food items served to patients.
Other duties may be assigned.

Competency


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies : Analytical - Designs work flows and procedures. Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Works well in group problem-solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics. Project Management - Communicates changes and progress. Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others. Customer Service - Responds promptly to customer needs; Meets commitments. Interpersonal - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things. Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Participates in meetings. Team Work - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed; Recognizes accomplishments of other team members. Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Able to read and interpret written information. Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Contributes to profits and revenue. Diversity - Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Educates others on the value of diversity; Promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workforce. Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values. Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Supports organization's goals and values; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity. Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Understands organization's strengths & weaknesses. Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events. Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time. Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan. Initiative - Asks for and offers help when needed. Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention. Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions. Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles. Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Sets goals and objectives. Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration
regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments. Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Monitors own work to ensure quality. Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity. Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.

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/Experience


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

Language Ability


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 group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Math Ability


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.

Reasoning Ability


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills


To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Word Processing software and Database software.

Certificates and Licenses


No certifications needed


Supervisory Responsibilities


This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


Work Environment


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 this job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather). The employee is occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts;toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


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.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Peripheral vision and Ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and taste or smell. The employee is frequently required to walk and talk or hear. The employee is
occasionally required to sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.


Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Signatures
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