Reports To: Food & Nutrition Services Manager
Employee Type: EXEMPT X NON-EXEMPT
Under the direct supervision of the Food & Nutrition Services Manager, the kitchen staff prepares meals for hospital residents, patients, staff, and visitors.
This job description is intended to identify some of the primary duties and responsibilities. Mayers Memorial Hospital District reserves the right to modify, supplement, delete or augment the duties and responsibilities specified in this position description, at MAYERS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL DISTRICT’S sole and absolute discretion.
Must be a high school graduate or equivalent.
Maintains regulatory requirements, i.e., food handling certificate, mandatory in-services, departmental in-services, attends required staff meetings.
Previous experience in food service.
Professional behavior is demonstrated, both when on duty and as a representative of MMHD outside of normal work hours.
Ability to work with others, at all levels within the organization, and collaborate effectively.
Above-average interpersonal, problem-solving, and written and oral communication skills.
A positive working relationship with patients, visitors, and facility staff is demonstrated.
Organizational ability and time management is demonstrated.
Produces deliverable products on time, within budget with minimal direction.
Demonstrates the ability to compile and organize data using Microsoft Office Applications. Ability to make appropriate recommendations or conclusions, given the data obtained.
Maintains an organized set of records, upon request, for the functions that are performed within the scope of this job.
Communicates appropriately and clearly to directors, managers, and coworkers.
Performs all assigned tasks accurately, to include proper spelling and grammar, reference materials, and minimal mathematical calculation.
Takes direction from others to include those employees of other departments with which he/she works on a temporary basis in accordance with the chain of command.
Maintains all information as confidential as appropriate, to include payroll, personnel information, and other information obtained during the course of performing job duties that is confidential.
Demonstrates ability to effectively use office machines in the performance of job functions.
Answers phone calls, assists public, and forwards appropriately if necessary and in a professional and friendly manner.
Other duties as assigned.
Consults with Food & Nutrition Services Manager and/or Clinical Dietitian on modified diets, as necessary.
Follows therapeutic diet orders/spreadsheets/alternate meal requests.
Ensures meals are ready at specified times.
Washing, trimming and/or preparing food.
Prepares beverages, salads, desserts, and nourishments according to nutritional guidelines.
Cooks’ meat, fish, and fowl in a variety of ways such as baking, roasting, broiling, and steaming.
Maintains kitchen in a safe, clean, neat, and organized manner.
Always maintains safe food temperatures.
Maintains food temperature logs/ equipment temperature and sanitizer logs.
Always observes infection control practices.
Assists on orienting new Food and Nutrition services employees to the department and its functions/procedures.
Runs cash register in cafeteria.
Follows posted cleaning schedules utilizing proper sanitation and cleaning methods.
Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.
Clean refrigerators, freezers, and other cafeteria equipment, as needed.
Treats patients and families with respect and dignity.
Works hospital cafeteria food line and restocks salad bar as needed.
Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
Adheres to dress code; appearance is neat and professional.
Completes annual education requirements if applicable.
Maintains regulatory requirements.
Wears identification while on duty.
Attends annual evaluation and participates actively in this process.
Reports to work on time and as scheduled; completes work in designated time.
Attends all meetings as appropriate.
Exhibits the mission, ethics, and goals of Mayers Memorial Hospital District in the performance of job duties.
Willingness to work beyond normal working hours and in other positions temporarily when necessary.
Is involved with personnel, visitors and government agencies, etc., when necessary.
Must function independently, have personal integrity, have flexibility and the ability to work effectively with other personnel, clients, and support agencies.
Works in a fast-paced environment.
Pushes meal carts to and from patient care units.
Ability to sit, stand, and work on your feet for long periods of time.
Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, and reach as needed.
Ability to stand for long periods of time.
Lifts up to 35 pounds when necessary.
Works in warm temperatures during the summer months.
Works in walk-in freezer for short periods of time
Extensive Full-time Employee benefit package (PTO, Paid sick time, holiday time off,
Bereavement pay, jury duty, affordable health insurance for self or family, 401K,
Cell phone discount, Obstetrics benefit plan, etc.)
TRANSITIONAL HOUSING/TEMPORARY TRAVEL HOUSING ACCOMODATIONS!
About Mayers Memorial Healthcare District
Here at Mayers Memorial Healthcare District we value your health, well being and happiness. Our dedicated staff is here to provide quality, compassionate healthcare. We are "friends and family caring for friends and family."
MMHD is located near the junction of the Cascade and Sierra mountain ranges in the northeastern California. Mayers has been providing high quality healthcare since 1956. With facilities in the rural communities of both Fall River Mills and Burney, we are here to provide quality care for all the residents and visitors of our service area.