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State of Montana Food Service Worker 61314 in Columbia Falls, Montana

Job Overview: */ /The Food Service Worker is responsible to prepare meals, nourishments, and snacks for residents. Under direction of the Food Service Supervisors, food is prepared and served to provide nutrition and a pleasant dining experience for residents, while meeting the standards and regulations set forth by the Department of Health, and Center for Medicaid and Medicare services (CMS). *Schedule: 10:30a.m.- 7:00p.m. Thursday - Saturday Essential Functions (Major Duties or Responsibilities): 1. Food Preparation and Serving* 60% * Prepares and serves food and beverages to provide residents with nutritionally adequate meals and snacks by following dietary procedures and meeting established work schedules. * Prepares nourishments, snacks, and coffee and juice carts for residents to meet nutritional needs by following established procedures and schedules. * Prepares individual meal trays for residents using knowledge of therapeutic and mechanically altered diets, and following resident’s individual diet order. * Set up tray-line and carts such as condifemtn cart, flatware cart, heated food holding cart in preparation of assembling meal trays to serve to residents. * Places assistive devices such as modified flatware, cups, and plates on trays and table for residents as identified on their diet tickets. * Places entrée, salads, desserts, breads, and beverages on individual trays and table settings for each resident. * Places flatware, napkins, and individual condiments on trays and table settings for each resident following daily menus and diet guidelines. * Portions salads, desserts, fruits, breads, and beverages individually for residents according to the menu and using graudated kitchen utensils. * Prepare food and desserts as ordered on individual residents’ diets using a commercial blender as identified on their diet tickets. * Checks each tray setting for accuracy of diets, portions, condiments, individual requests, etc. * Transports food cart to special care unit. Serves residents meals in dining room. * Checks temperatures as assigned by supervisor to assure foods/liquids are served and stored at established temperatures to prevent burns and food-borne illness, while maintaining quality. * Records temperatures of the different refrigerators and dish machine as required to assure accurate temperatures for sanitation and food safety. * Properly dates and labels all stored food items. Practices proper food storage rotation. 1. Cleaning & Sanitizing 35% * Cleans and sanitizes dietary equipment to prevent bacterial growth, cross contamination, and spread of food-borne illness by following Department of Health, facility, and food service department policies and procedures. * Washes dishes, utensils, and pans, scraping leftover food inta a garbage disposal and trash containers. Operates commercial mechanical dishwasher or washes by hand using a three-compartment sink. * Clears dining room tables of dishes after meals. * Cleans dining room tables and chairs after each meal. * Cleans and sanitizes kitchen equipment such as blender, dish machins, tray-line equipment, food carts, freezers, and cupboards. * Follows proper sanitation, hand washing, gloving proceudres to avoid cross-contamination and spread of food-borne illness to residents and staff. 1. Other Duties as Assigned 5% * Stocks and organizes food items on shelves rotating stock by expiration date to ensure freshness and prevent food spoilage, and to maintain a workable inventory. Removes damaged items and reports to supervisor. * Refills and replaces condiment containers. * Provides special requests for residents needs such as clear liquids, late meals due to appointments, and menu changes. *Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Behaviors): Required for the first day of work: * Working knowledge of kitchen sanitation, safety & equipment. * Ability to establish & maintain effective working relationships with co-workers/residents. * Ability to follow instructions. * Ability to effectively communicate with others. * Ability to maintain a clean and safe environment. Minimum Qualifications (Education and Experience): * No education required * No prior work experience required Physical and Environmental Demands: Must be able to operate commercial kitchen equipment in a safe manner. Work closely with co-workers in limited space & maintain positive work relations. _Lift 15 lbs. frequently/50 lbs. occasionally. Carry 15 lbs. occasionally. Push/Pull force 25lbs frequently, up to 80 lbs._ Reach forward & down frequently/above the shoulders occasionally. Remain on feet (stand or walk) for extended periods of time on tile floors. Handle/grasp up to 80% of a shift, with repetitive hand motions. Must be able to tolerate extreme heat & humidity. Regular exposure to odors, fumes, & noise from equipment. Possible exposure to verbal & physical abuse from residents. Job: Healthcare* *Title: *Food Service Worker 61314 Location: Columbia Falls Requisition ID: 21141465

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