The cook is responsible for participating in the provision of quality meals and nutritional services to patients, staff and guests including other duties as assigned. Additionally, the Cook will:
Prepares meals for patients, employees, medical staff, and visitors.
Takes and records meal temperatures at meal time.
Serves meals to all cafeteria customers, ensuring food is placed on the serving line on time and condiments needed for that meal are set out.
Accepts and reconciles deliveries and puts away stock; promptly receives deliveries when notified of their arrival, checking product sending back anything not acceptable.
Cleans work area as necessary or assigned.
Performs other duties as assigned
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
Ability to perform assignments with minimal supervision;
Ability to work successfully under highly stressful conditions;
Ability to make sound, independent judgments based on scientific and/or ethical principles;
Capability of adapting to varying workloads and work assignments on a constant basis;
Effective comprehensive reading skills, strong communication skills, written and verbal.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OF THE POSITION:
Must be able to complete new hire requirements such as State of Alaska Background Check and Drug Testing.
Must be able to obtain a food handlers card within 30 days of hire.
Must be able to obtain a Serv Safe certification within 6 months of hire.
Must be able to demonstrate special training, knowledge and skills specific to cooking and/or program specific competency within the first three (3) months of training.
Must complete all mandatory in-services annually.
Must be tested for Tuberculosis with a PPD skin test or chest x-ray upon hire; PPD skin test required annually or chest x-ray annually thereafter.
GENERAL WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Working conditions for all employees are as follows, but are not limited to a psychiatric hospital setting: risk involved in the event of aggressive patient(s); workload may include day, evening, night, weekend, and/or holiday shifts. Employees may occasionally be exposed to blood borne pathogens and loud noise levels. Mental demands described herein are representative of those which must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job, but are not limited to the ability to remain calm in stressful environments; and the emotional stability, physical stamina, and agility to handle stress and respond quickly and effectively to emergency situations.
GENERAL WORKING ENVIRONMENT:
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Requirements include, but are not limited to the ability to communicate effectively with employees; the ability to effectively utilize communication equipment; the physical agility to manage patients (ambulatory, non-ambulatory and physically aggressive); the ability to read, write and spend a great deal of time of a computer.
Must frequently utilize physical ability for standing for long periods of time.
Must regularly utilize physical ability for speaking, hearing, and seeing with correction for close and distance vision, color discrimination, peripheral vision, depth perception and focusing ability.Speaking and hearing may be necessary for conversing with and assessing employees.
May occasionally utilize physical ability for fingering or manual dexterity, repetitive finger motion, lifting or exerting force up to 50 lbs., crouching or stooping and seeing with correction for depth perception.
Mental demands include but are not limited to emotional stability, physical stamina and agility to handle stress and respond quickly and effectively to emergency situations.