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Citizens Medical Center, Inc. Cook in Colby, Kansas

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Citizens Health is recruiting a cook to work full-time or part-time in the food service department at Prairie Senior, our skilled nursing facility.


Our Mission: Enhancing the lives of those we serve.


About Us: Citizens Health is a community based, private, not-for-profit organization. It is comprised of:


Citizens Medical Center - a 25 bed critical access hospital


Family Center for Health Care - an outpatient rural health clinic


Prairie Senior - a skilled nursing facility


Citizens Clubhouse - an onsite childcare center that cares for children 6 weeks to school age for our workforce


Citizens Medical Equipment - our durable medical equipment business


We strive to be progressive, dependable and knowledgeable, while providing compassionate, evidence-based care to the residents of northwest Kansas.


Location: 100 E College Ave, Colby, Kansas


Position Information: Cook and prepare quality food according to planned menus, recipes, governmental regulations, facility policies, resident care plans, and resident requests


Responsible to the dietary manager


Days: 5 days per week, including every other weekend and one-half of the major holidays each year


Hours: 11:00 am through 7 pm. 5 days per week or 5:30 am through 2 pm


Pay Range: Starting at $11.25 and dependent upon experience


What you’ll do:


+ Cook and prepare quality food according to planned menus, recipes, governmental regulations, facility policies, resident care plans, and resident requests


+ Serve residents attractive plates of food ensuring proper serving sizes and temperature according to government regulations, resident care plans, and menu spreadsheets


+ Follow established governmental regulations, departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance programs, and safety standards


+ Complete assigned cleaning duties according to sanitation procedures and designated scheduled assignments, and documents the completion of such duties


+ Complete other duties as assigned


What you bring to the table:


+ High school Graduate or GED preferred. Must be 16 years of age.


+ Experience in institutional or restaurant food service setting preferred, but not required.


+ Must have basic English, reading, writing skills.


+ Must be able to recognize quality service, sanitary conditions, and efficient work procedures Ability to deal understandingly and tactfully in a professional manner with residents and their families.


To be successful within our organization you will need to:


+ Self-starter who takes initiative, is open minded and a team player.


+ Maintain a positive attitude with good energy.


+ Create a positive, supportive working atmosphere.


+ Display integrity and accountability.


+ Accept and respond to constructive criticism and suggestions and strives for self-improvement.


+ Adhere to organization policies and procedures.


+ Arrive at work on time and when scheduled.


+ Demonstrate flexibility, initiative and ingenuity in performing job tasks.


+ Demonstrate professional conduct and maintains professional appearance.


+ Demonstrate behavior that reflects the image of the institution.


+ Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment.


Typical Working Conditions:


Well-lighted, well-ventilated, cl ean area. Subject to frequent interruptions and deadlines. Extended and irregular hours may be necessary. Independent thought and action required. Will be exposed to conditions and elements of aging. Work may include working throughout the facility. At times, may be subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents. Communication is expected with co-workers, residents and other visitors to the facility. Occasionally you will be asked to work beyond normal working hours, shifts other than normally assigned, and/or in other positions temporarily, when necessary. This may include but not limited to holidays, weekends, evenings, filling in for staff, etc. May be subject to offensive odors, loud noises, and unpleasant sights associated with the physical and mental conditions of the residents. May be exposed to infectious waste and/or diseases unless proper procedures are utilized. Will be required to wash hands frequently with disinfectant soaps. Subject to long periods of time standing or walking. Moderate temperature extremes at times from institutional cooking equipment and walk-in coolers. Subject to burns and cuts. Exposed to hazards of heat, steam, chemicals, and wet floors. This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented.


Typical Physical Demands:


Manual dexterity, normal sight with or without corrective lenses, and hearing adequate for all types of interpersonal co

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