Juniper Communities Cook - SNF in Denver, Colorado

Juniper Village is dedicated to nurturing the spirit of life in each individual whose life we touch so that we may all live fully throughout all seasons of life. We do this by encouraging an active body, an engaged mind and a fulfilled spirit.

Juniper Village owns and operates Skilled Nursing and skilled care communities in four regions across the country. The company’s operations are designed and managed to provide the finest quality personal service and exceptional care to foster healthy and independent lives for those who live and work in our communities. The company’s team of experienced committed individuals is deeply committed to achieving the company’s mission and balancing quality in service, program and environment with financial stability and prosperity. Together, we nurture the spirit of life.

  • Comply with Juniper Village’ philosophy and hallmarks as well as all written policies and procedures that govern the operation of Dining Services.

  • Embraces Culture Change and resident-centered philosophies that may include any time dining and resident choice.

  • Prepares or directs preparation of all foods indicated on the menu; adapting to specialty diets and altered textures as needed.

  • Follows food production schedule

  • Schedules food preparation so that items such as vegetables and grilled foods are cooked at proper times

  • Estimated food requirements and monitors portion control to eliminate waste and left-over

  • Checks all equipment and cooking area to make sure they maintain safety and sanitation requirements. Operates electric, gas, and steam equipment, kitchen utensils, juice and coffee machine, mixers and slicers.

  • Maintains a high degree of cleanliness

  • Sets up food in steam table and serves food as needed

  • May check in deliveries from various vendors

  • May place routine orders such as milk, bread.

  • Follows cleaning schedule daily.

  • Complete all assigned paperwork to meet current regulatory compliance standards.

  • Assist Dining Services Director in the coordination of effective communication among dining services staff and Wellness Associates including maintaining accuracy of diet card for each resident.

  • Assist Dining Services Director in the preparation of meals for residents, staff, and visitors.

  • Assist Dining Services Director in the ordering of raw food and supplies as directed.

  • Practice proper sanitation and compliance to all Health Department regulations pertaining to food service.

  • Work closely with the Connections Director and the Social Services Director in the planning and implementation of special events.

  • Maintain necessary records and completes all administrative paperwork as required.

  • Follow established safety regulations, including fire protection, infection control, and equipment safety.

  • Carry out QAPI roles and responsibilities as assigned.

  • Follow established policies and procedures in support of QAPI efforts.

  • At each meal, tours dining room requesting feedback from residents.

  • A High School Diploma and educational background in culinary arts or food service.

  • Knowledge of volume food preparation.

  • Knowledge and ability to operate all food service equipment.

  • Knowledge of all applicable governmental regulations.

  • Knowledge of the physiology and psychology of the older adults.

  • Knowledge of the dietary needs of older adults.

  • Must be able to cook a variety of foods in large quantities.

  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.

  • Must be computer literate.

  • Must be able to decision make

  • Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals within the community.

  • Attends and participates in mandated yearly training programs and all required meetings.

  • Must be able to manage time efficiently so as to achieve goals.

  • Adheres to all Human Resources policies, procedures, and code of conduct.

  • Respects confidentiality of information and Resident’s rights.

  • Perform job in a safe manner, using proper body mechanics, infection control, etc.

  • Responsible for proper care of all property, equipment, supplies and financial assets involved in the performance of the job.

  • Perform other duties as required.

ID: 2017-1368

External Company Name: Juniper Communities

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Street: 2205 W. 29th Avenue