PIW is committed to improving the behavioral health care within our community by going beyond the traditional. We will continue to develop diverse and dynamic treatment programs and establish partnerships with others to understand and serve people where they live. Together we will build upon our strengths and human spirit to create a different future.
We will deliver the highest quality behavioral health care services to the patients at PIW in a responsible, reliable, and cost-effective manner.
We will be responsive, sensitive, and professional in all our relationships.
We will be a leader in providing a continuum of behavioral health care services in the Washington area.
We will practice good corporate stewardship within our community.
We will pursue growth while being mindful of the economic realities necessitated by being an independent organization.
We will treat all employees and staff of PIW fairly.
Prepares, seasons, and cooks food for hospital patients from ages 5-65+, employees, and visitors. Reviews menus to determine type and quantities of meats, vegetables, soups, salads, and desserts to be prepared. Plans cooking schedule in conjunction with supervisor and/or dietician to ensure that food will be ready at specified times. Confers with dieticians regarding modified diet preparation and use of left-overs.
Knowledge of proper and safe use of all equipment.
Knowledge of basic cooking skills and terminology.
Knowledge of safety and infection control standards.
Ability to prepare all foods from established guidelines.
Ability to maintain food, work area, and equipment in compliance with sanitation standards.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Prepares or directs the preparation of all food served in the facility.
Assures adherence to menus, including those for special diets ordered.
Provides input into development/revision of master menus and modified diet menus.
Assures optimal quality, temperature, and appearance of meals.
Acts in compliance with federal and state sanitary regulations as well as facility infection control guidelines and dietary policies and procedures.
Maintains a clean and hazard-free work area.
Assists with the purchase, storage, and inventory of the food supply.
Attends in-service training sessions as assigned.
Maintains knowledge of current nutritional practice.
Participates in department/facility meetings as required.
Adheres to facility policies and procedures and participates in facility quality improvement and safety programs.