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Position:  Health Pavilion Cook-Full time
Location:  Gainesville, FL
Job Id:  431
# of Openings:  1

Health Pavilion Cook 
Oak Hammock at the University of Florida is no ordinary retirement community. We have totally reinvented the concept by creating an innovative community focused on lifelong learning, fitness, and health. Situated in a picturesque, resort-style environment, enhanced by intellectual stimulation and interesting neighbors, and energized by our unique university affiliation, Oak Hammock is a retirement destination where life, learning, and nature meet.
We believe team members are our greatest resource and are looking for people who share our commitment to provide quality care for seniors and their families. Do you appreciate working with others as a team to provide the very best care in a fast-paced environment? Do you have a high level of energy? Are you flexible and reliable? If yes, then we need to talk! Our residents look forward to the best care and that starts with you! 

Our Full-Time Benefits Include:
  • Health, dental & vision
  • 401k with company match
  • LTD, STD & ADD insurance
  • Flexible Spending and Dependent Care accounts
  • Paid Time Off
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Comprehensive On-boarding
  • Mentor and Preceptor Programs
  • Floating & paid holidays
  • Employee recognition incentives
  • Gator 1 card for special discounts
  • EAP assistance
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  • Health Pavilion Cook prepares and serves foods for therapeutic diets according to planned menus and recipes
  • Health Pavilion Cook is responsible for following all community and departmental policy and procedures
  • Health Pavilion Cook follows safety and sanitation policy and procedures. This includes completing cleaning assignments as scheduled, cleaning equipment, and following all safety rules to protect self, other employees, residents, and guests. Follows all sanitation policies and procedures for food storage, preparation, and services
  • Health Pavilion Cook is responsible for preparation of the resident’s plate and for checking all items on each resident’s plate to assure all items meet diet prescribed and individual resident needs, as directed by Nutrition Care Specialist
  • Health Pavilion Cook prepares appropriate foods, hot or cold, in a timely fashion for meal service
  • Health Pavilion Cook is familiar with different cuts of meats, fish, and fowl; able to cut, bone, and trim per recipe requirement or established protocol
  • Health Pavilion Cook prepares and serves meals that are palatable and appetizing in appearance
  • Weighs and measures ingredients, properly using recipes to produce a standard product
  • Health Pavilion Cook is responsible for proper use and cleaning of equipment in dietary department
  • Health Pavilion Cook is responsible for reporting equipment problems to CDM
  • Health Pavilion Cook is responsible for working with other staff in Dining Services on planning food production for the current day and the following days
  • Health Pavilion Cook reports all accidents to CDM or Executive Chef
  • Health Pavilion Cook assures that food and supplies for the next meal are readily available
  • Health Pavilion Cook makes substitutions to the menu and to recipes only as authorized by CDM list
  • Health Pavilion Cook assists in inventory, as well as storing incoming food, supplies, etc.
  • Health Pavilion Cook ensures that food storage areas are clean and properly arranged at all times
  • Health Pavilion Cook ensures that temperatures of food, refrigeration, and freezers are within the appropriate range, per State & Federal guidelines; records daily readings
  • Health Pavilion Cook attends and participates in-service programs
  • Maintains the confidentiality of residents’ PHI (Protected Health Information) and medical records as well. This position is classified as a level 4 in the ePhi Access Group levels
  • This position is an essential role and the incumbent may be required to work during emergency situations including natural disasters.
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • One-year related experience and/or training in healthcare setting
  • Experience preparing therapeutic diets
  • Must be able to read, write, and follow written instructions
  • Able to communicate effectively
  • Ability to read and understand recipes
  • This individual will need to be empathetic, energetic, and have an affinity for working with a diverse senior population
  • All applicants must successfully pass a drug screen and Level II background check.

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