Under the general supervision of the Food Services Director, directs and coordinates activities of kitchen and cafe workers in the preparation and cooking of foods for the hospital patients, catering, personnel and visitors during his/her designated shift.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Supervises Food Service personnel when preparing patient trays.
Supervises dish room procedures ensuring that proper techniques are utilized and that established procedures and standards are maintained.
Maintains quality control measures to ensure temperature, attractiveness and palatability of food.
Ensures food is prepared, cooked and portion size is per established policies and procedures.
Ensures cleaning and sanitation requirements are maintained at all times including the terminal cleaning of the kitchen and dining area.
Opens and closes all areas of kitchen and cafe using a checklist.
Ensures security of department by locking all areas including all refrigerators and freezers at the end of the last shift.
Provides orientation and in-services for employees.
Performs any or all of the duties in the kitchen, tray line, and cafeteria and dish rooms as required by staffing problems. Knowledgeable of responsibilities for each shift.
Inspects all work areas to ensure cleanliness and condition.
Ensures infection control practices are always maintained.
Maintains temperature logs for food, refrigerators and freezers.
Ensures all foods, supplies etc. are received and stored according to procedure.
Demonstrates the ability to deal with pressure to meet deadlines, to be accurate, and to handle constantly changing situations.
Demonstrates the ability to deal with a variety of people, deal with stressful situations, and handle conflict.
Adheres to dress code.
Completes annual educational requirements.
Maintains regulatory requirements.
Wears identification while on duty.
Maintains confidentiality at all times.
Attends department staff meetings as required within the department.
Reports to work on time and as scheduled; completes work in designated time.
Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
Actively participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities.
Coordinates efforts in meeting regulatory compliance, federal, state and local regulations and standards
Communicates and complies with the Benefis Health System Mission, Vision and Values as well as the focus statement of the department.
Complies with Benefis Health System Organization Policies and Procedures.
Complies with Health and Safety Standards and Guidelines.
High School graduate or equivalent.
Previous hospital and food service experience required.
As a not-for-profit community health system, Benefis is driven to provide the highest level of care. We serve nearly 230,000 residents across a 15-county region that is bigger than Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont combined. Benefis is the largest non-governmental employer in the Great Falls area, with more than 3,000 employees. Benefis has 530 licensed beds (that includes 146 beds in long-term care, 71 in assisted living and 20 beds at Peace Hospice of Montana) and partners with over 250 area physicians.
Our hospital has been recognized for its exceptional work in quality care by providing a wide range of programs and services to help you live the best life possible. We’re here to help you “Live well.”
Benefis Health System came about when two Christian-based hospitals became one. Our founders believed in providing good care to all in need, and trusted that this would be accomplished. The Benefis name was derived using Latin root words: "Bene-" meaning good, and "fis-" for faith and trust. It’s these same root words that make up such terms as ‘beneficial’ a...nd ‘confidence'. Benefis has been a trusted provider of care for more than 125 years. And our name speaks to our commitment: good care one can put faith in.
Benefis is consistently ranked among America’s top hospitals by the nation’s leading healthcare ratings organizations for a range of services, including cancer care, joint replacement, stroke treatment, wound care and home health.
To learn more about our services, continue looking through our website at WWW.BENEFIS.ORG or call 406.455.5000.