Penn Highlands Healthcare

Nutrition Services Associate/Cook/Care Rep

US-PA-DuBois
1 month ago(11/10/2017 2:33 PM)
Job ID
2017-10690
# of Openings
1
Hours/Pay
32
Department
Nutrition Services
Shift
Varied shifts
Type
Part Time

Overview

The best of modern health care technology, plus the best of small town America!

 

Located in the midst of the beautiful rolling hills and woodlands of Pennsylvania, you don't have to be a native to feel at home here. No matter where your roots, you'll quickly recognize that the staff at Penn Highlands DuBois (PHD), like other residents of the community, will make you feel right at home.

 

Penn Highlands DuBois (PHD) offers residents of west central Pennsylvania a rare combination of technologically advanced health care in a warm, friendly environment. Widely recognized as one of the leading health centers of its kind in the commonwealth, PHD is an oasis of clinical and technical excellence, with a focus on patient-centered care. Its rural setting is just far enough from the hustle of the city life to make it peaceful, but close enough to provide easy access to sought-after urban attractions.


THE NUTRITION SERVICE ASSOCIATE PERFORMS MEAL SERVICE DUTIES ON TRAY-LINE, IN THE CAFETERIA, BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES, AND SPECIAL FUNCTIONS THROUGHOUT THE HOSPITAL FACILITY. WASHES DISHES FOR PATIENT SERVICE AND CAFETERIA SERVICE. RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSIGNED SANITATION. TRANSPORTS FOOD/SUPPLIES/TRAYS TO EAST/WEST UNIT. RECEIVES AND STORES FOOD INVENTORY.

 

THE COOK, AS A MEMBER OF NUTRITION SERVICES PREPARES AND COOKS MEALS FOR EMPLOYEES, HOSPITAL VISITORS, AND PATIENTS, USING SAFE AND EFFECTIVE MEANS. FORECAST FOOD VOLUMES REQUIRED FOR PREPARATION.

 

THE CARE REP, UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE INPATIENT CATERING TO YOU MANAGER, FACILITATES COMMUNICATION BETWEEN PATIENTS, NURSING, AND NUTRITION SERVICES. ASSISTS CLINICAL STAFF WITH PATIENT REQUESTS AND PREFERENCES AND ENTERS SAID DATA INTO THE INFORMATION SYSTEM TO BETTER ORGANIZE PATIENT NOURISHMENT. DELIVERS TRAYS AND FOOD TO PATIENTS AND COLLECTS UPON COMPLETION. PREPARES AND DELIVERS NOURISHMENTS TO PATIENT FLOORS. APPLIES DIET THERAPY IN TRAY-LINE AND PRODUCTION AREAS.

 

Responsibilities

FOOD SERVICE WORKER

* Complies with DRMC polices and procedures, with accreditation agency requirements, federal, state, or local law and regulations.

  • Setting up, delivery/ service, and clean-up for meal service in all patient-care areas
  • Completes floor care and trash removal at department closing
  • Assists with dish-room tasks and cleaning assignments
  • Assists in set-up / clean-up of Cafeteria and special functions
  • Portions food using the correct serving size for portion control
  • Prepares inventories and distributes individual and bulk nourishments to patient service areas
  • Assists in food preparation as indicated on position production sheet
  • Applies diet therapy in tray-line and production areas
  • Transports food/supplies/trays to east/west unit
  • Receives and stores food inventory
  • General Duties as directed.

COOK

* Complies with DRMC polices and procedures, with accreditation agency requirements, federal, state, or local law and regulations.

  • Prepares food items for Trayline, Cafeteria, and Therapeutic Diets as described by required amount, recipe, and quality control
  • Organizes work to be done, in an effective and efficient manner
  • Maintains a neat, orderly, clean and sanitized work area
  • Participates in daily production meetings, to aid in effective pre-planning and problem solving
  • Forecasts volume for recipes used in specific preparation and prepares the appropriate production sheets/labels in specific areas, using the SPH computer system
  • Reviews daily production sheets and manages left-over food production
  • Requisitions supplies as required
  • Serves on Trayline
  • Understands and practices portion control.
  • Demonstrates correct cooking techniques such as: steaming, roasting, baking, boiling, sautéing, and fying.
  • Must demonstrate working knowledge of commercial cooking equipment and kitchen tools, as well as knife skills.
  • Must demonstrate a working knowledge of correct and appropriate therapeutic diet applications.
  • General duties as directed

Qualifications

 
  • NUTRITION SERVICE ASSOCIATE ROLE: HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR EQUIVALENT PREFERRED
  • CARE REP/COOK ROLES: HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR EQUIVALENT PREFERRED
  • 6 MONTHS + EXPERIENCE IN KITCHEN AREA PREFERRED
  • MUST UNDERSTAND UNIT MEASUREMENTS, SUCH AS OUNCES, POUNDS, CUPS, ETC. MUST KNOW HOW TO USE A SCALE
  • FOOD SAFETY – HACCP – “SERV SAFE” FOOD SAFETY COURSE MATERIAL AND/OR CERTIFICATE PREFERRED.
  • FOOD PREPARATION SKILLS PREFERRED

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