The Cook position is responsible for providing nourishing food to Residents and employees under sanitary conditions as directed and in accordance with established policies and procedures. The Cook will help to assure that the dietary department is maintained in a clean, safe, and sanitary manner by aiding in all dietary functions and providing supervision to all dietary aides.
- Provide nutritional meals to Residents, staff, and visitors as directed.
- Plans meals far enough ahead to minimize the need for food substitutions.
- Works closely with facility dietitians to ensure meals meet the nutritional needs of the Residents. Makes changes to meal plans when necessary with approval from the Director of Dietary Services.
- Ensures food supplies are appropriate and places orders when necessary.
- Oversees food tray line to ensure trays are prepared according to diet cards in an efficient manner to meet scheduled meal and snack times.
- Provide supervision to dietary aides as directed.
- Assure that established sanitation policies and procedures are followed at all times in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations.
- Follow established safety precautions when performing tasks and using equipment and supplies.
- Assure that the work area is clean and free of hazardous conditions such as spills, excess carts, and etc.
- Assure that equipment, tools, and supplies are properly stored at all times.
- Report all equipment malfunctions and breakdowns to the supervisor and keep the supervisor informed of supply needs.
- Report all hazardous conditions and equipment along with any accidents/incidents to the Food Services Director.
- Maintains the comfort, privacy, and dignity of Residents and interacts with them in a manner that displays warmth, respect, and promotes a caring environment.
- Communicates and interacts effectively and tactfully with Residents, visitors, families, peers, and supervisors.
- Attend and participate in meetings and in-services as directed or scheduled.
- High school diploma or equivalent.
- Food Sanitation Certification preferred.
- One year of experience as a Cook preferred
- Able to prepare and ensure service of nutritional meals at the proper times and temperatures, preserving flavor and appearance.
- Able to read, write, and follow written and oral instructions including calculations.
- Basic knowledge of attractive food service, sanitation, and safety.
At SKLD, we hire people, not positions. The people at SKLD are our greatest asset. Their energy, passion, and focus are central to achieving our goals. We appreciate them and their drive to improve the lives of the people around them. And we reward them by providing recognition, respect, opportunities for growth, and bankable benefits. Our pay and perks are among the best in the area.
Some of the benefits we offer to our full-time employees include (but are not limited to):
- Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
- Short-term and long-term disability
- Cancer, hospital, and accident coverage
- 401(k) with a company match up to the first 2% contributed
- Generous paid time off accrual
If you’re looking to join an energetic, creative, and passionate team, then this is the right company for you!
Illuminate HC provides equal employment Opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, height, weight, Veteran status, marital status genetic information or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.
SKLD - Illuminate HealthcareIlluminate HC is a bold, innovative, rapidly growing healthcare company. We are not like most skilled care operators. We are changing post-hospital care. We are working to Radically enhance patients' experiences and improve quality metrics, re-think and re-tool how care is delivered and how it is valued, develop and nurture a workforce of highly engaged individuals who share our passion for quality and innovations, and redefine the reputation of post-acute care and its role in the healthcare continuum.