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COOK - PART TIME

Company: Brightwell Behavioral Health
Location: East Lansing
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Job Description:

COOK - PART TIMEBrightwell Behavioral is dedicated to being a best practice psychiatric inpatient hospital that provides short term care and treatment to seniors with psychiatric diagnoses. Brightwell Behavioral provides patients with compassionate and comprehensive treatment for all their psychological, behavioral, physical and socialization needs.Here is what you'll be doing in the Cook position:To provide nourishing food to patients, guests, and employees under sanitary conditions and as directed in accordance with established policies and procedures. Communicates with residents, dietary personnel and other personnel as well as family members, visitors and the general public. Prepares nourishing and healthy meals for all residents and staff.Position Duties

  • Make each patient's meal according to dietary needs and physician orders. Understands the difference between food types, adherence to, and the importance of identifying risks to patients.
  • Helps supervisor maintain accurate inventory for completion of general dietary services duties.
  • Prepares all food according to established recipes. Assists supervisor in establishing recipes.
  • Prepares all food indicated on menus provided for patient and employee food services.
  • Prepares all food in a timely manner in accordance with established servicing times.
  • Follow work assignments, and/or work schedules in completing and performing assigned tasks.
  • Estimates food requirements to eliminate waste and leftovers. Properly stores and utilizes leftover food.
  • Completes visual, taste and smell tests to assure palatability, safety and freshness of food items served.
  • Maintains a clean working area during food production.
  • Assures late trays are properly processed and that between meal feedings are prepared and delivered, as applicable, to floors.
  • Holds and stores perishable food items in compliance with applicable standards of the state department of health.
  • Performs sanitation inspections throughout scheduled shift and as provided in the sanitation checklist.
  • Follows established safety precautions in the performance of all duties.
  • Shares responsibility for maintaining a clean and safe environment.
  • Reviews resident diet changes daily to determine if changes in the resident's daily care routine have been made.
  • Assists in the training of new dietary service workers.
  • Ascertains that temperature sheets and cleaning schedules are dated and signed in a timely manner as required during their working time.
  • Manages, cooks, directs catering or other special events as requested.
  • Each cook is responsible for washing all cooking dishes following each meal.
  • Reports to work as scheduled and in a timely manner. Alerts appropriate personnel to staffing needs.
  • Maintains knowledge of current trends and developments in the field by reading appropriate books; journals and other literature and attending related seminars, conferences, etc.
  • Maintains a professional approach with confidentiality. Assures protection and privacy of health information as attained through written, electronic or oral disclosures.
  • Displays concern and initiative. Is resourceful and calm in emergencies.
  • Is prompt and efficient with minimal absences.
  • Cooperates and maintains good rapport with nursing staff, medical staff, other departments, and visitors.
  • Seeks guidance and remains knowledgeable of, and complies with, all applicable federal and state laws, as well as hospital polices that apply to assigned duties.
  • Complies with hospital expectations regarding ethical behavior and standards of conduct.
  • Complies with federal and hospital requirements in the areas of protected health information and patient privacy.
  • All other duties, as assigned.Requirements/Skills
    • At least 2 years of experience in an institutional setting-healthcare preferred.
    • Must be able to work a variety of shifts.
    • Knowledge of elementary mathematics.
    • Ability to follow recipes and make substitutions, if necessary.
    • Use of tools and equipment necessary in running a dietary services department.
    • Must be able to work harmoniously with other personnel and lead.
    • Must have excellent writing, documentation and communication skills.
    • Detail oriented.Working ConditionsThe employee may be exposed to blood borne pathogens, infectious diseases, and other hazardous wastes, (i.e. Hepatitis, Aids, Tuberculosis). Proper precautions will be taught and provided by the hospital. There is exposure to temperature extremes, humidity, noise and wet floors. There is exposure to cleaning solutions that may require the use of gloves and goggles. Extensive lifting, bending, stooping and reaching are required. The position requires a considerable amount of walking, stooping, pulling, lifting, feeling, hearing, and repetitive motions. Must be able to stand for long periods, occasional overhead and low reaching, and to exert force of up to 50 lbs. occasionally, up to 20 lbs. frequently and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly. Patient care activities may require the ability to lift of up to 30 lbs. constantly, up to 40 lbs. occasionally and up to 100 lbs. rarely. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.BBH123

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