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life care Cook in Overland Park, Kansas

Healthcare experience strongly preferred for this position. Position Summary: The Cook prepares and serves quality meals for patients in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and Life Care standards. Education, Experience, and Licensure Requirements: * High school graduate or equivalent * One (1) year experience in food preparation preferred * Experience in preparing and cooking food in large quantities Specific Job Requirements: * Make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action * Knowledgeable of practices and procedures as well as the laws, regulations, and guidelines governing functions in the post acute care facility * Implement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures of the department * Perform proficiently in all competency areas including but not limited to: patient rights, and safety and sanitation * Maintains professional working relationships with all associates, vendors, etc. * Maintains confidentiality of all proprietary and/or confidential information * Understand and follow company policies including harassment and compliance procedures * Displays integrity and professionalism by adhering to Life Care’s Code of Conduct and completes mandatory Code of Conduct and other appropriate compliance training Essential Functions: * Prepare and serve meals that are appetizing in both taste and appearance, and appropriate for each patient * Knowledgeable of ordered diets as well as food consistency * Ensure food and supplies for the next meal are readily available * Serve meals and snacks in a timely manner * Utilize production tools and recipes provided to prepare meals and snacks * Exhibit excellent customer service and a positive attitude towards patients * Assist in the evacuation of patients * Demonstrate dependable, regular attendance * Concentrate and use reasoning skills and good judgment * Communicate and function productively on an interdisciplinary team * Sit, stand, bend, lift, push, pull, stoop, walk, reach, and move intermittently during working hours * Read, write, speak, and understand the English language An Equal Opportunity Employer

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