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Dietary Aide - Canyon West of Cascadia

Company: Cascadia Healthcare
Location: Caldwell
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Ask for Tuition Assistance and Career Advancement Opportunities Earn Amazon Credit Enjoy Prize Wheels, Food Trucks, BBQ---s, Free Snacks/Drinks, and more Sign on bonus available: bonus is paid in two installments following 90 days & 180 days of full-time employment. Position Summary: Assists with the preparation and service of food using proper food handling and food safety techniques for residents, as well as employees and special events. The Culinary Aide helps ensure that the food tastes good and is served at the proper temperature and in an attractive manner in accordance with established standards. Maintains a clean and safe working environment in accordance with established standards. Note: All employees of Cascadia Healthcare are required to submit and be cleared to work in the facility per each state---s specific background check requirements prior to contact with patients/residents. We are required to follow the federal mandate regarding Covid vaccinations. Qualifications Education: High school diploma or equivalent preferred. Licenses/Certification: Food Handlers Permit, if required per state regulations. NOTE: Federal Child Labor Laws do not permit employees younger than 18 years of age to work with or repair, adjust, or clean power-driven machines such as meat slicers and commercial mixers. Therefore, individuals must be at least 18 years of age to be employed in this position. Experience: Six months experience in a long-term care environment preferred. Experience in food service is desired. Essential Functions Prepares and/or pre-portions food (such as beverages, salads, desserts, and other items assigned by the supervisor) for regular and therapeutic diets according to the planned menu for meals and snacks, as well as employees and special events, as instructed. Prepares and/or portions food using proper food handling and food safety techniques according to established policies, procedures, guidelines, and regulations. Ensures that food is served in an attractive, appetizing manner. Utilizes standardized recipes to prepare menu items. Ensures that meals and snacks are delivered to designated areas according to established time schedules. Maintains the proper temperature of food during preparation and service. Records temperatures of food according to established procedures. Serves resident meals/snacks accurately in accordance with the planned menu, the resident---s diet order, and food preferences. Uses the correct portion control utensils during the preparation, pre-portioning, and service of food. Labels, dates, and stores food properly according to established policies. Ensures that refrigerator/freezer temperatures are within the appropriate range. Records temperatures on appropriate logs and reports any discrepancies to the supervisor. Washes dishes, and other kitchen items. according to established procedures for manual and/or automatic dishwashing. Records water temperatures and/or sanitizer on designated logs. Reports any problems with proper water temperature or sanitizer to the supervisor in a timely manner. Keeps work area clean and uncluttered during preparation and service of food. Performs cleaning assignments according to established policies and utilizes the proper cleaning chemicals. Performs duties using proper infection control techniques and using protective equipment as needed. Ensures that dishes, and other needed items are readily available for the next meal. Stores dishes, and other kitchen items in the proper location in a way to prevent contamination. Assists in receiving, storing, and verifying invoices for incoming food, supplies, etc. as indicated by the supervisor. Reports inadequate stock levels to the supervisor in a timely manner. Uses food supplies and equipment in an efficient and economic manner to prevent waste. Maintains the security of the kitchen. Performs all duties using proper safety techniques. Operates equipment according to manufacturer and supervisory direction. Maintains equipment in clean and safe operating condition. Reports all equipment problems to supervisor promptly. Completes tasks according to established time schedules. Makes recommendations to the supervisor regarding improvements in recipes, menus, production and service of food, equipment, etc. to enhance the quality of the food service. Works cooperatively as a team member with co-workers in all departments of the Nursing Center. Interacts appropriately and in a positive manner with residents, families, and visitors. Ensures punctuality and regular attendance for assigned shifts. Other Functions Performs other duties as assigned. Attends in-service education and applies instruction to job.

Keywords: Cascadia Healthcare, Caldwell , Dietary Aide - Canyon West of Cascadia, Other , Caldwell, Idaho

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