THE MISSION of Archcare is to foster and provide faith-based holistic care to frail and vulnerable people unable to fully care for themselves. Through shared commitments, the System seeks to improve the quality of the lives of those individuals and their families.
Attitude/Teamwork- Supports a positive environment; takes special actions to "connect" with others. Demonstrates collaborative spirit in support of "system-ness" and continued integration among Archcare entities. Shows energy and enthusiasm in work relationships. Actively seeks ways to promote system cooperation and foster morale. Demonstrates pride in the team.
Problem Solving/Organization- Effective in recognizing problems and identifying workable solutions. Seeks out relevant information and effectively prioritizes tasks. Demonstrates appropriate follow-up. Learns from mistakes; takes ownership of decisions and actions.
Communication/Motivation- Builds strong work relationships through effective interactions with others. Maintains a high degree of self awareness, with a willingness to admit faults or mistakes. Demonstrates a high level of respect for others and alternative views. Recognizes value and achievement in others.
Mission/Guest Relations- Places customer needs and expectations at the center of all actions, in accordance with The Mission of Archcare. Demonstrates a shared commitment to a supportive, integrated system. Maintains positive work relationships to improve the quality of life of those we serve.
Archcare Guiding Values
Justice: We live and work as members of a community, and all members of our community have rights that are coupled with responsibilities.
Inclusiveness: While we are unified as one community, each of us is valued for our unique heritage and defined only by our eagerness to contribute to the best of our abilities.
Respect: Each of us is as important as any other - whether resident, family, friend, volunteer or employee - and we must respect each other if we are to receive respect.
Integrity: To be a truly caring community, we must speak and act with total honesty, without concern for the consequences of our truthfulness.
Benevolence: We recognize that those with the greatest needs often have the least resources, and we will provide the same care to the disenfranchised that we do to those who have been more fortunate.
Humility: While subscribing to high ideals, we will recognize our individual and collective limits. Only then can we continue to grow towards who and what we so earnestly strive to be.
Spirituality: While we take pride in following the traditions of the Roman Catholic Church, we seek to serve people of all beliefs equally and to fulfill each individual's spiritual needs by respecting their distinct beliefs.
• Prepare food for the posted menu. Prepares food properly and attractively. Meets meal schedules. Prepares food using sanitary techniques. Follows standardized recipes. Prepares special diets following standardized recipes to meet the guidelines of a therapeutic menu.
• Complies with long term care regulations and written dietary procedures and policies. Assists in receiving and storing of incoming food and supplies. Reports food and equipment needs to Chef/Manager. Communicates and cooperates with staff, resident and their families.
• Prepares food in a sanitary manner. Uses proper food handling techniques. Maintains a clean working environment. Follows posted procedures for sage operation and care of equipment. Completes assigned cleaning duties.
• Complies with facility policies. Follows through on resident rights. Attends in-service and other necessary training. Works with enthusiasm and a spirit of cooperation. Works the hot food station on the tray assembly line. Other duties as assigned by Chef/Manager, Clinical Dietitian or Director of Food Service.
• Must be able to lift at least 25 pounds. Must be able to stand, stoop, bend, lift and walk most of the working day. Must be able to plan own work schedule for the day based on the menu and to meet the meal schedules. Must be able to work with and secure the cooperation of fellow dietary employees in order to implement the meal.
Teamwork and Collaboration
This job is part of a formal work team within the department. Is a team member, but is not responsible or accountable for the team’s activities.
Decisions are based on standard written or oral instruction. Decisions and actions are regularly and frequently reviewed.
Problem Solving / Thinking Skills
Not Applicable – Problem solving is not required to perform this job.
High School Diploma or equivalency
Experience in Institutional food preparation is preferred.
1 year experience in food services or customer service related desired but not mandatory.
Significant portions (more than 50%) of daily assignments involve occupational risk, such as cuts, burns, exposure to toxic chemicals, injuries from falls, or back injury sustained with assisting in moving, lifting, or positioning patients, equipment, or materials.
Job may require the use of safety equipment, such as HEPA mask, for infection prevention.
Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure
OSHA Category I - Routine / anticipated exposure. Work involves exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissue.
Significant portions (more than 50%) of daily assignments involve ergonomic risk, such as regular repetitive tasks, forceful or prolonged exertions of the hands, vibration, cold temperatures, heavy lifting, pulling, pushing, or carrying of heavy objects, poor body mechanics, restrictive workstations, or awkward postures.
Job requires lifting up to 75 pounds.
Job requires the ability to walk up and down stairs on a regular basis.
Significant portions (more than 50%) of daily assignments involve prolonged standing, transporting patients, material or equipment, or lifting, moving, or carrying heavy (over 30 pounds) materials for intermittent periods throughout the day.
Significant portions (more than 50%) of daily assignments involve exposure to dirt, odors, noise, or much of work is performed with exposure to temperature / weather extremes. Working surfaces may be unleveled, slippery, or unstable.
Volatility of Workload
The workload required to perform this job has infrequent changes, but when changes occur, they tend to be major.