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The Cook prepares and serves food to residents of Heritage of Webster County following corporate standards and guidelines to assure that quality food service is provided at all times.

This position complies with department and organization-wide policies, long-term care facility requirements, safety, and infection control, and all Federal and State of Nebraska regulations related to the performance of Heritage of Webster County operations and requirements of the compliance program.


Reviews menus prior to food preparation.

Prepares meals in accordance with planned menus, including items that are palatable and appetizing in appearance.

Ensures food and supplies for upcoming meals are readily available.

Assists in inventorying, dating, and storing food and supplies.

Recommends equipment and supply needs of department to Dietary Supervisor.

Ensures all opened food in refrigerator/freezer is covered and labeled with date and time.

Posts changes to menus as necessary and in a timely manner.
Assists in serving meals as necessary and on a timely basis.

Assists in food preparation for special meals, parties, etc.

Performs administrative requirements including forms, reports, etc., and submits to Dietary Supervisor.

Coordinates dietary service with other departments as necessary.

Assists in establishing food service production lines, etc., to assure that meals are prepared on time.

Prepares and serves substitute foods, when authorized, to residents who refuse foods served or request appropriate alternatives.

Prepares food for therapeutic diets in accordance with planned menus.

Prepares food in accordance with standardized recipes and special diet orders.

Inspects special diet trays to ensure they are correct.

Ensures food is prepared in accordance with sanitary regulations and that safety regulations are followed at all times.

Disposes of food and waste in accordance with established policies.

Follows established Infection Control policies and procedures.

Assists with scheduled cleaning duties in accordance with established policies and procedures.

Maintains food storage areas in a clean and orderly manner.
Maintains necessary equipment and supplies.

Reports immediately all hazardous conditions/equipment to Dietary Supervisor.

Reports all accidents/incidents as established by department policies.

Wears protective clothing and equipment when handling infectious waste and/or blood/bodily fluids.

Advises the Director of Nursing or other appropriate medical staff of any resident safety concerns (i.e. swallowing difficulties).


Supports mission, vision, values, ethics, and goals of Heritage of Webster County.

Pledges sincere commitment to quality care and a quest for excellence.

Maintains confidentiality for the people we serve and to fellow employees by following HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules at all times.

Possesses ability to come to work as scheduled and consistently demonstrates professionalism, dependability, and organization.

Adheres to the team approach and works well with fellow employees.

Maintains accountability and responsibility for job performance and seeks ways to improve.

Demonstrates punctuality and efficient use of time.
Shows respect, politeness, consideration, and sympathy to residents, visitors, and fellow employees.

Demonstrates good public relations by expressing to the public and fellow employees the desire for continuous quality improvement.

Maintains a professional appearance of self and work area.
Attends interdepartmental meetings and other meetings as position requires.

Attends educational events that are required or would be beneficial to the wellbeing of the department and/or nursing home.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Utilizes proper body mechanics, transfer/lifting techniques and appropriate equipment to minimize injury to self.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


High school diploma or equivalent.

One (1) year dietary experience in a hospital, skilled nursing care facility, or other related medical facility preferred.

Additional Information
Position Type : Full Time
Shift : Day

Contact Information
Adrielle Griffin - Community Relations/HR Director
Community Relations/Human Resources
621 N. Franklin St.
Red Cloud, NE 68970
Phone: 402-746-5613
Fax: 402-746-5687

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