Cook
New Beginnings Care - Macon, GA

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General Purpose:
Prepare food in accordance with prescribed resident diet specification, facility procedures, and dietary and sanitary regulations under the supervision of the Dietary Manager.

Essential Job Functions:
This facility expects their employees to promote an atmosphere of teamwork with other employees and hospitality and comfort for its residents. Therefore, the following list of duties is not all-inclusive:

Prepare and cook resident meals in quantities according to menu and number of persons served.
Prepare meals according to proper methods and cooking temperatures for best utilization and yield of meats and other foods.
Clean work area and equipment in accordance with sanitation requirements.
Taste, smell, and observe all foods prepared to confirm with recipes, and good taste and appetizing appearance.
Consistently prepare meals on time so that serving schedules are being met.
Serve food according to dietary guidelines, checking each tray for completeness and accuracy.
Monitor portion control guidelines for individual residents to prevent food waste.
Prepare foods for facility personnel, families, visitors, and for special occasions and events as directed by the administrator.
Prepare and serve food and meals in accordance with planned menus, diet plans, recipes, portion, and temperature control procedures and facility policies.
Inspect special diet trays to assure that the correct diet is served to the resident.
Attend in-service education programs in order to meet facility educational requirements.
Be familiar with Standard Precautions, Exposure Control Plan, Fire Drill and Evacuation Procedures and know how to use the information.
Maintain confidentiality of resident and facility records/information.
Protect residents from neglect, mistreatment, and abuse.
Protect the personal property of the residents of the facility.
Others as directed by the supervisor or administrator.

Minimum Qualifications:
Experience in preparing foods in large quantities.
Organized and detailed in work performance.
Good communication skills with excellent self-discipline and patience.
Genuine caring for and interest in elderly and disabled people in a nursing facility.
Comply with the Residents Rights and Facility Policies and Procedures.
Perform work tasks within the physical demand requirements as outlined below.
Perform Essential Duties as outlined above.

Working Conditions:
Subject to frustrations in meeting work demands due to frequent interruptions.
Fast paced, required to make decisions quickly
Involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., under all conditions and circumstances.
May work beyond normal duty hours, on weekends, and in other positions temporarily, when necessary.
Subject to call-back during emergency conditions (e.g., severe weather, evacuation, post-disaster, etc.).
Subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including TB and the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses.
May be subject to the handling of and exposure to hazardous chemicals

New Beginnings Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company does not discriminate on the basis of age (as defined by applicable law), religion, gender, race, color, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that all selection decisions be based on job-related factors.

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