Under the direction of the Dietary Supervisor, the Cook is responsible for ensuring that all meals and nourishments are prepared and served in a safe, appropriate manner. As a valued member of Long Term Care and Seniors Services, the Cook demonstrates a commitment to Resident Safety by providing quality care in accordance with the organization’s mission and vision.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (not listed in order of priority)
1. Assist the Dietary Supervisor in ensuring that the requirements of the Long Term Care Homes Act 2007 and other appropriate legislation are implemented in the dietary department.
2. Ensure that established policies, procedures and work assignments are followed and provide direction to Dietary Aides accordingly.
3. Ensure that meals are prepared and adequate portions are served on time and at the proper temperature in accordance with the menu/therapeutic menu or substitutions approved by the Dietary Supervisor.
4. Ensure that menus are posted and dated.
5. Ensure that the approved recipes and production sheets are followed in the preparation of meals.
6. Record and adjust quantities on the production sheet as required.
7. Ensure that cleaning and maintenance schedules, sanitary and safety procedures are carried out; report all equipment failures and breakdowns promptly to the Dietary Supervisor or Administrator. Promptly correct any unsanitary/unsafe conditions.
8. Supervise Dietary Aides in the performance of their duties and assume responsibility for the efficient operation of the dietary department in the absence of the Dietary Supervisor.
9. Ensure that care and services are delivered in environments that support safe resident care. Ensure that processes are maintained to support safe environments for all residents, visitors and staff
10. Ensure that food and equipment is prepared, stored and handled in accordance with infection control policies and procedures.
11. Ensure that equipment is maintained and operated according to the manufacturer’s specifications and directions.
12. Assist the Dietary Supervisor in the purchasing, receiving, checking and storage of foods and other supplies and maintain food records as required.
13. Prepare special diets and ensure that they are provided as required.
14. Undertake inventory of food and supplies as directed by Dietary Supervisor.
15. Assist in the maintenance of optimal safety standards to ensure the safety of residents and other staff.
16. Assist in the orientation of new staff to the department (Dietary Aides and Cooks).
17. Attend in-service education sessions, staff meetings, committee meetings, workshops etc. as directed by the Dietary Supervisor.
18. Assist in the implementation of quality management mechanisms as directed by the Dietary Supervisor.
19. Participates in and demonstrates an understanding of resident safety principles and practices into all day-to-day activities. Follows safe work practices and procedures and immediately communicates any activity or action which may constitute a risk to Resident Safety
20. Acts as a member of the inter-disciplinary team within the Home.
21. Effectively utilizes all electronic systems provided.
22. Perform other related duties as assigned.
23. Works in compliance with the Occupational Health & Safety Act and the Long Term Care Homes Act, and their regulations in performing duties in a safe manner and follows all County of Simcoe Health & Safety policies, procedures and legislation.
24. Maintain confidentiality in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Personal Health Information Protection Act.
EDUCATION, TECHNICAL SKILLS AND CERTIFICATION
• Strong knowledge of culinary practices obtained through Chef training OR a Culinary Management Diploma that meets the requirements of the MOHLTC under the LTCHA, 2007 and Regulation 79/10 Sec 76 (2).
• Understanding of therapeutic diets.
• Knowledgeable of the nutritional needs of the geriatric population.
• Possess good communication and interpersonal skills.
• Demonstrated leadership skills and have the ability to supervise.
• Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening that is less than six (6) months old at time of hire.
• As a condition of employment, candidates are required to submit documented results of TB testing, as per Public Health requirements.
• Proof of annual CPR recertification.
• Minimum two (2) years previous experience, preferably in a long-term care setting.
• Experience with preparation of food in large quantity.
• Standing, walking, lifting and moving heavy items on a daily basis.
• This position is located in a long term care facility, exposure to illnesses and germs are possible on a daily basis.
• Work schedule to be determined; shifts may include days, evenings, nights and weekends.
As per the collective agreement or non-union job band.
Georgian Manor (Non-Union): $23.70
Simcoe Manor, Sunset Manor, Trillium Manor (SEIU Service): $25.02