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Culinary Service Cook

Laurels Edge Assisted Living

Location: 77 Stadium Rd, Mankato, MN 56001, USA
Type: Non-Remote
Posted on: March 28, 2024
Culinary Service Cook
The Culinary Service Cook is accountable to prepare, serve, and/or be responsible for the preparation of foods  for residents, guests and employees. With direction from the Culinary Services Director and in coordination with  the interdisciplinary team, the cook increases residents’ acceptance and compliance especially among those with  therapeutic diet orders. To promote food service standard through cost, quality and quantity controls. Provides  meal service that meets the desires of the resident, by allowing as much choice as possible and giving food  service that preserves the element of personal dignity.
Follows the Established Menu to Prepare Cook and Serve Nutritional and Therapeutic Meals for the  Residents
• Selects proper ingredients and follows recipes to assure appropriate outcome of daily menu
• Follows established policy and procedures of the Culinary Services Department.
• Follows proper portion control to meet therapeutic guidelines.
• Closely observes and follows tray cards to assure individual likes and dislikes for each resident.
• Follows standardized recipes and special diet orders.
• Assists in checking and storing in-coming food and supplies properly.
• Checks food and supplies for next meal.
• Anticipates needed meats to be pulled from freezer for meals in  advance.
• Knows, understands, and complies with long term care regulations and facility policies pertaining to the  Culinary Services Department.
• Uses leftovers appropriately and timely.
Promotes and Establishes Healthy Relationships and Uses Professional Conduct with Residents, Families,  Supervisors and Co-Workers
• Follows dress code, wears name tag, hairnet, maintains acceptable personal hygiene, and limits personal  phone calls.
• Carries out assignments related to programs, activities, holidays, and other functions where food is  served.
• Arrives at work area on time and ready to begin work. Can prioritize and be organized and efficient when  interacting and communicating.
• Follows policy on absenteeism, tardiness, and call-ins as outlined in Personnel Policy Manual.
• Always maintains resident confidentiality.
• Understands the need for complete privacy of all health care  data.
• Follows expectations of supervisor and gives input to improve dietary systems in kitchen.
• Relates to residents with consideration, patience, gentleness, and respect for their dignity.
• Is courteous to residents, families, visitors, supervisors, and co-workers.
• Abides by and promotes the Continuous Quality Improvement Program of Monarch Healthcare  Management.
Maintain Current Levels of Education and Facilitates the Implementation of New Policies and Safety  Procedures with the Facility
• Uses good judgment in carrying out assigned tasks.
• Uses all chemicals and equipment safely and as directed.
• Maintains work area in a clean and sanitary  manner, wipes up wet areas or spills.
• Follows established safety rules, policies, procedures, i.e., infection control, fire and emergency.
• Maintains standard of food production and sanitation as defined by Monarch Healthcare Management  Policies and Procedures.
• Uses proper body mechanics, particularly in lifting.
• Washes and handles dishes carefully to avoid breakage or cracking.
• Reports equipment wear or damages to supervisor.
• Promotes a highly positive workplace centered on strong customer service, inclusivity and ensuring staff  feel welcome and supported
• Attends continuing education/in-services pertinent to your department and designated by the ADON.
• Attends all staff education of the Rehabilitation Center relating to safety, infection control and disease  process.
• Attends educational programs on Continuous Quality Improvement, customer satisfaction and other  such programs.
• Further completes audits as designated.
• Is knowledgeable of and abides by the importance of the Residents’ Bill of Rights
Education and Experience
• Must have a desire and commitment to work with geriatric residents and understand their special  needs.
• Must be able to follow directions, communicate clearly, cooperate with co-workers and perform  assigned tasks.
• Must be able to perform essential functions of the position with or without reasonable  accommodation.
• Must qualify for employment, after criminal background study, per guidelines of the Minnesota  Department of Human Services
Required Skills and Abilities
• Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and pivot with sudden demands of your attention
• Resilience: ability to welcome constructive feedback, course correct and not take it personally
• Personability; ability to get along with all personality types and inspire trust with residents, staff, family
• High emotional intelligence (EQ)
• Ability to actively listen, with the goal of understanding
• Ability to clearly speak and proficiently read and write in English
• Comfort in operating in ambiguous situations and with diverse populations
• Ability to thrive in an environment that is fast-paced and rapidly growing
About Monarch:
Monarch’s mission is to change the way short term rehabilitation and long-term care is delivered. We strive to make patient care and customer service come together, putting the needs of our residents and their families first. We fulfill the communities need for health and housing, in a comfortable well equipped, pleasant home like atmosphere.
We could not provide this caliber of services without our dedicated employees. We value their contributions and work hard to attract and retain the best talent by offering a positive and supportive work environment along with competitive pay, nice perks, and great benefits.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.