Dietary Technician/Cook

Monroe County Hospital & Clinics is a trusted provider of high quality, local health care. At Monroe County Hospital & Clinics, we strive to be a premier employer, known for our strong commitment to high employee satisfaction scores while offering competitive salary and benefit packages. Monroe County Hospital & Clinics employs 190 team members and is proud to be called a Top 150 Workplace by the Des Moines Register five years in a row. In 2020,  Monroe County Hospital & Clinics was ranked the #1 Top workplace in the mid-size category!

Job Description

Monroe County Hospital & Clinics is seeking a full-time Dietary Technician/Cook to join our Dietary team.

Primary duties for this position include:

  • Assists with general cleaning of the kitchen and cafeteria.
  • Works cooperatively with other hospital staff to assure patient needs are met.
  • Knowledge of principles of the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point System (HACCP).
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and adherence to all OSHA and infection control policies.
  • Meet requirements to obtain performance improvement processes.
  • Satisfactory completion of on-the-job orientation and competency skills checklist.
  • Regular and reliable attendance.
  • Ongoing compliance with MCHC educational and training requirements.
  • Adheres to the MCHC mission, vision, values, and Standards of Behavior.
  • Maintains patient and hospital confidentiality.
  • Promotes and maintains positive relationships with patients, visitors, coworkers, and providers.
  • Actively participates in department huddles, in-services, meetings, and educational opportunities.
  • Follows all departmental policies and procedures and adheres to departmental budget.

DIET/TRAY:

  • Keeps track of patient roster, diets, snacks, diet changes, census board, and telephone systems for the departmental function.
  • Daily menu for patients, setting up menu cards for meals.
  • Distributes all patient information to personnel required for meals, likes and dislikes of food products.
  • Preparation of nourishment & delivery of nourishments.
  • Delivers food carts/tray service
  • Portions desserts, salads, beverages for meals.
  • Monitors each patient’s tray for proper diet and menu choice items are on tray.
  • Helps Prep person and Cooks as requested.
  • Cleaning Assignments.

PREP:

  • Prepares salads and desserts for patients and cafeteria.  Preparation of gelatins and puddings for clear and full liquid diets.
  • Prepares salad bar & dessert line for the cafeteria.  Serves meals in the cafeteria.
  • Keeps track of patient roster, diets, snacks, diet changes & census boards, telephone systems for the departmental function.
  • Daily menu for patients, setting up menu cards for meals.
  • Distributes all patient information to personnel required for meals, likes and dislikes of food products.
  • Delivers food carts.
  • Portions desserts, salads, and beverages for meals.
  • Monitors each patient’s tray for proper diet and menu choice items are on tray.
  • Helps cooks as requested.
  • Cleaning assignments.

FLOAT:

  • Breakfast preparation in cafeteria.  Stocking of supplies for patient use in cafeteria, nursing stations, same day surgery, dietary department, and all other areas as required.
  • Cleaning and storage of dishes.
  • Knowledge of OSHA/Safety Responsibilities.
  • Knowledge of principles of the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point Systems (HACCP).
  • Works cooperatively with other hospital staff to assure patient needs are.

COOK:

  • Prepares and serves meals for breakfast, lunch, and/or supper.
  • Prepares meat for next day.
  • Prepares hot food and documents food served is at proper temperature.
  • Documents freezer and refrigerator temperatures.
  • Provides excellent service of patient meals.
  • Labels and dates all food products and left over food.
  • Determines substitutions when necessary and records on temperature log document.
  • Locks all doors (night cook), checks heating/cooling units, and checks that all applicable units and lights are shut off.
  • Assists with general cleaning of the kitchen and cafeteria.
  • Works cooperatively with other hospital staff to assure patient needs are met.
  • Knowledge of principles of the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point System (HACCP).
  • Assists with special functions such as Hospital Week and Extended Care parties, and all other set monthly functions.
  • Serves as person in charge when dietary manager is out of the building.
Job Requirements
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Attend ServSafe within one year of hire.
  • Basic life support (BLS) and mandatory reporting certified or within 90 days of hire.
  • Overall attention to detail, organizational ability, and ability to prioritize.
  • The ability to work in teams and communicate accurately and clearly.
  • Computer experience using Microsoft Office Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • Proficient in English in order to communicate with patients, families, and other caregivers.
Preferred Education and Experience

Previous experience with food preparation, sanitation, and modified diets.

Monroe County Hospital & Clinics offers an excellent benefits package including but not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account
  • Flexible Spending Accounts and Dependent Care Accounts
  • Guardian Voluntary Insurance Plans
  • Life Insurance
  • IPERS
  • Generous PTO Package

Pre-employment drug screening and DCI checks required. E.O.E

Job Schedule

Full-time: 32 hours per week with every other weekend and rotating holidays. This position will work in the Dietary Technician role most of the time with the possibility of working in the Cook role 1-2 days per week.

Location

Monroe County Hospital & Clinics, 6580 165th St Albia, IA 52531
Phone: (641) 932-1756 | Fax: (641) 932-1671 | Web: www.mchalbia.com