Santa Teresita, nestled in the foothills of the majestic San Gabriel Mountains, is a beautiful Neighborhood of Care for seniors. The Carmelite Sisters and staff of Santa Teresita specialize in healthcare for our cherished seniors, including assisted living and skilled nursing services, along with comprehensive rehabilitation options and other amenities that together form a Neighborhood of Care.
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 Dietary Supervisor the Cook prepares meals according to the posted menus and directives by the Supervisor, and performs general functions for the upkeep and maintenance of the kitchen.
Skills and Job Requirements
Interpret recipes/instruction and adjust recipes for volume
Must be able to able to work in a team environment
Must be able to receive and implement constructive feedback from others
Ability to work independently without need for constant supervision.
Must possess the ability to prudently make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action
Availability to work weekends and holidays.
Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, vendors and the general public
Must possess the ability to plan, organize and prioritize as necessary for carrying out job functions to the highest quality standards of the industry
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, and served for optimal quality safety and palatability according to the DHS and 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
Use supplies within established par levels
Pull food according to menu specifications and utilize leftovers within three days to avoid spoilage
Adjust recipes for volume and substitute ingredients as necessary
When assigned by the Dietary Supervisor the cooks will assist in the food inventory each week and report the information to the Dietary Supervisor or their delegate for ordering by end of shift of the day prior to order-day
Prepares all food according to menu specifications and at gourmet quality
Reports to Dietary Supervisor 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
Rotate and restock all stored items according to FIFO method (first in first out)
Receive food delivery, verify invoices against original order and put food away
Follow set schedule provided by the Dietary Supervisor
Serve food on tray line or dining room as assigned
Answer phone inquiries from resident care areas
Perform all other duties in keeping with training as requested by Supervisor or Manager
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
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, vendors and visitors.
Exposed to extreme temperatures in a range from 0°F to 200° F
Physical and Sensory Requirements
Must be able to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to assure that the requirements of this position can be fully met
Must be able to push, pull, and move a minimum of 100 pounds to a minimum distance of 50 feet
Must be able to lift a minimum 25 pounds alone and a minimum of 50 pounds in partnered lifting to a minimum height of 5-7 feet