JOB PURPOSE OR MISSION: To maintain standard of food preparation and service set by the Dietitian and Dietary Supervisor. To supervise and participate in all food production activities for patient and employee meals.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS include, but are not limited to:
PREPARE or supervise preparation of all food for all meals for patients, staff and special functions.
2. USES recipes, adjusts quantities depending on census. Utilizes all food.
< > menus and recipes for therapeutic diets using diet manual.
< > effectively with other department employees, other hospital staff and general public.
COOPERATES with consulting supervisor of food service, dietitian and cooks.
< > required meetings and in-service programs.-Establishes appropriate priorities for timely and accurate completion of tasks.
Completes all work assignments within the expected time frame.
Consistently responds positively and cooperatively to changing work environment, work demands, and pressure.
Regularly seeks and does additional tasks when normal work pressure decreases.
Identifies problems proactively and offers constructive suggestions for corrective action on a regular basis.
Takes initiative and responsibility to obtain knowledge and skill to improve job performance.
Actively and consistently promotes team building.
Always appropriately follows guidance and direction.
Always works positively and professionally with others regardless of interpersonal differences.
Always maintains safety standards and practices.
Is always punctual.
Always can be relied upon to be at work or give appropriate notification per the hospital personnel manual.
Is up-to-date on all mandatory in-services.
8. PERFORMS other duties and special projects as required.
Wears hospital ID, badge visible at all times.
9. Service Excellence
Represents the hospital in a manner which conveys a professional, courteous, caring, andcooperative attitude.Is professional in image.Represents the hospital well as a professional in attitude and work.Makes a positive first impression.
Is knowledgeable of Patient Rights and Psychiatric Mental Health Standards of Care and treats all patients with dignity and respects in a consistent, caring manner.Turns negative services into positive attitude.Able to reserve outcomes by looking for positive approaches.
Understands the need for and maintains appropriate confidentiality at all time when interacting with patients, families, visitors and all other contacts.Treats others as guest.Acts as a host and greats others with a welcoming style.
Exhibits excellent customer relations skills as evidenced by supportive and constructive communication with all contacts including coworkers, patients, visitors, families and referral sources.Is an effective communicator.Sees that customers, doctors and others at the hospital are appropriately informed and takes directions well.
Utilizes an open non-judgmental, non-discriminatory, professional and therapeutic approach to treatment with all patients.
Demonstrates professional behavior and interpersonal skills reflective of Diamond Grove Center mission statement and philosophy.Practices teamwork with fellow employees.Works with common vision and goals.Demonstrates a cooperative work style.
Complies with hospital, departmental, safety and human resources policies.
Promotes a safe work environment for self, patients and co-workers by complying with the environment of care, safety, infection control and standard precautions guidelines.
Maintains a neat, professional appearance consistent with the hospital's dress code.
Maintains scheduling requirements, attendance and punctuality in accordance with hospital and department policies.
Follows unit assignment sheet completing assigned task designated by charge nurse.
Understands the need for appropriate patient/staff boundaries and maintains a strict therapeutic relationship during active treatment.Discontinues communication with patients upon discharge.Informs supervisor of any contact after discharge.
Seeks out sources to address ethical concerns as they relate to patient care issues.