Dietary Technician/Prep 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 six years in a row! In 2021, Monroe County Hospital & Clinics was ranked third for overall employee engagement in the middle sized organizations category and was named #1 Top Workplace in the category of “Most Clued in Senior Management.”

Job Description

Monroe County Hospital & Clinics is seeking a full-time Dietary Technician/Prep 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.
  • Covers cook position when needed.
  • Prepares menu items desserts and salads for the Bistro & patients.
  • Prepares hot food/cold foods 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.
  • 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 dietary technicians 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 met.
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: 40 hours per week with every other weekend and rotating holidays.

Location

Monroe County Hospital & Clinics, 6580 165th St Albia, IA 52531
Phone: (641) 932-1756 | Fax: (641) 932-1704 | Web: www.mchalbia.com