PURPOSE OF THIS POSITIONUnder general supervision of the Dietary Services Manager, the Cook position assures that resident meals and other nourishment's are properly prepared/cooked and apportioned according to authorized menus and individual care plans, and are served according to established schedules, consistent with regulations and standards of practice. Functions within strictly defined procedures with little latitude for variation or change.QUALIFICATIONS Education/Certification/LicenseMust be willing to complete the following during new hire orientation:Food, Safety, and Sanitation Study CoursesModified Diet TrainingExperienceDemonstrated skills in quantity food preparation and service.Skills/AbilitiesFunctional Literacy in written and spoken English.Proficient interpersonal relationships and communication skills.Ability to follow written and oral instructions.Complete assignments timely, completely and accurately.Minimum Age18DELEGATION OF AUTHORITYAuthority is delegated to the individual in this position to:Prepare residents' diets in accordance with diet orders and daily menus.Assist the food service supervisor to determine the amount and type of food necessary to prepare the daily menus.Monitor use of food to eliminate waste.Follow posted menus for food preparation.Stock food in compliance with dietary policies and procedures.EOE / AAP Veterans and Disabled