Our mission is to be "At the Service of the Family for Life". It is the guiding principle of our organization and includes our values of unwavering commitment and steadfast adherence to the moral and ethical teachings of the Catholic Church.
Santa Teresita further defines this mission to include the following goals:
Providing a continuum of short and long-term care for the elderly in a compassionate manner.
Upholding and promoting the dignity of life at all stages in the care we provide and to the families we serve through quality assurance and education.
Responsible stewardship of healthcare assets in order to provide quality of care.
Purpose of Your Job Position:
Under the general supervision of the Kitchen Manager/Cook, the Kitchen Assistant assists in preparing meals according to the posted menus and directives by the Cook and performs general functions for the upkeep and maintenance of the kitchen.
Qualifications and Education Requirements:
Minimum of High School Degree or equivalent
Minimum 3 years food preparation experience in a healthcare facility
At least 18 years of age
Read, write, speak and understand English at a high school level.
Active Serve Safe Certification.
Availability to work weekends and holidays.
Interpret menu and perform basic math.
Skills and Job Requirements:
Use of knives and other kitchen equipment for quantity food production.
Accuracy in measurement for ingredients used in recipes and other food combination methods.
Read and interpret recipes for outcomes of high-quality food production according to industry standards.
Knowledge of proper inventory rotation in First In First Out method.
Prioritize multiple tasks within time limit restrictions; ability to handle stress associated with time pressures and frequent evaluation of food product.
Ability to respond to frequent interruptions without getting distracted from priorities.
Ability to work independently without need for constant supervision.
Respond to residents, families and co-workers in a polite and friendly manner.
Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is an essential function of the position, or in keeping with the individual’s skills and qualifications.
Duties and Responsibilities
Ensure that all food is properly cooked, held, stored for optimal quality safety and palatability according to the HACCP standards at all times.
Maintain cooking area and equipment in a clean organized and sanitary manner according to Department of Health Standards at all times.
Prepare various salad, dessert and beverage items for meals and special events according to menu, specified serving size and Managers directions.
Pull food according to menu specifications and utilize leftovers within three (3) days to avoid spoilage.
Adjust recipes for volume and substitute ingredients as necessary.
Record all refrigeration temperatures at start of a.m. shift and close of p.m. shift and food temperatures.
Cleaning of all equipment and storage areas related to food preparation area according to established procedures and Serve Safe guidelines.
Reports to Kitchen Manager maintenance requisitions for all items in need of repair before the end of the shift.
Ensure food is completely ready to serve at established meal times.
Other responsibilities in keeping with the training of individual staff members may be assigned at the discretion of the Manager.
Garnish all prepared food items.
Answer phone inquiries from resident care areas.
Adhere to professional dress code that reflects the mission of Santa Teresita with excellent grooming and appearance.
Follow all guidelines in the handbook and policies, as well as, all safety procedures established by Santa Teresita
Attend all in-services, meetings and other training required by this position
Unless otherwise agreed upon hire, staff members must generally be available to work weekends and holidays.
Stands and walks in the kitchen for extended periods of time.
Is subject to frequent interruptions while performing duties.
Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, personnel and visitors.
Subject to extreme temperatures ranging from 0°F – 200°F.
Physical and Sensory Requirements
Must be able to stand in one place for extended period of time.
Must be able to be on feet, either standing or moving about, for extended periods of time.
Must be able to safely lift at least 25 lbs. individually and 50 lbs. In partnered lifting.
Comfortably use repetitive movements of fingers, hands and arms.
Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.