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Kitchen Staff - Part Time

Job Description

FULL AND PART TIME OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE

Encompass Rehabilitation Hospital of Braintree, MA is a Joint Commission Certified 178-bed physical rehabilitation hospital. We admit adults across a wide-array of diagnoses who are recovering from a recent and often significant medical event.

We are a hospital dedicated to acute physical rehab for patient’s just days out of surgery or the ICU having suffered a major and often significant medical event. Our Doctors, nursing staff, pharmacists and therapists work with patients 7 days a week helping them not only recover, but overcome their injury and return home to their lives and families.

Healthy meals prepared with pride and compassion offer comfort and needed nutrition to patients working hard to get better.

We are changing lives every day! Come be a part of the great work that we do!

https://www.encompasshealth.com/braintreerehab

Our hospitals provide breakfast, lunch and dinner to patients and the general public visiting family members at our hospitals.

The Kitchen Assistant assists in preparing therapeutic and modified diets for patients as well as preparing meals for employees, visitors and special functions.

 

The Kitchen Assistant assists in maintaining inventory, service ware and sanitary conditions within the department.

 

 

License or Certification:

  • Food handlers permit (if required by state or county regulations)
  • Training in food preparation for therapeutic diets, recent institutional cooking experience and special function cooking experience desirable.
  • Knowledge of food safety guidelines preferred
  • Previous experience in a cafeteria, restaurant preferred, but not required.

Equipment Used:

General office equipment, mixer, ovens, steamer, microwave, toaster, blender, steam tables, fryer, food processor, scales, dish washer

Physical Requirements:

  • Good visual acuity and ability to communicate.
  • Ability to lift, push, pull and retrieve approximately 100% of the time.
  • Ability to safely lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds on a regular basis.
  • Ability to safely push/pull objects weighing up to 150 pounds on wheels, with assistance, if necessary. The push/pull weight will be based on a loaded maximum weight of 300 pounds per cart.
  • Ability to demonstrate safe retrieval skills from above the head to floor level with objects up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to withstand prolonged standing and walking.
  • Ability to reach, stoop, bend, kneel, and crouch are required for patient care functions and in setting up and monitoring equipment.

 

Job code: 100465

 

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Training in food preparation for therapeutic diets, recent institutional cooking experience and special function cooking experience desirable.  
  • Knowledge of food safety guidelines preferred.

Machines, Equipment Used:

  • General office equipment such as computer/laptop, telephone, copy/fax machine, calculator, scanner, etc.
  • Microsoft Office software, to include Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • General office equipment, mixer, ovens, steamer, microwave, toaster, blender, steam tables, fryer, food processor, scales,dish washer.

Physical Requirements: 

  • Visual acuity, speech recognition, speech clarity.
  • Ability to lift, lower, push, pull, and retrieve objects weighing a minimum of 30 pounds including medical supplies and equipment and the transferring and repositioning of patients.  Reasonable assistance may be requested when lifting, pushing, and/or pulling are undertaken which exceeds these minimum requirements.
  • Ability to safely push/pull objects weighing up to 100 pounds on wheels, with assistance, if necessary. The push/pull weight will be based on a loaded maximum weight of 200 pounds per cart.  Ability to withstand prolonged standing and walking. 
  • Ability to reach, stoop, bend, kneel, and crouch are required.

Skills and Abilities: 

  • Oral communication, written communication, fluency in English, active listening.
  • Information ordering, deductive reasoning, social perceptiveness, time management, critical thinking.
  • Ability to coordinate, analyze, observe, make decisions, and meet deadlines in a detail-oriented manner.
  • Ability to work independently without continuous supervision.

Environmental Conditions:

  • Indoor, temperature controlled, smoke-free environment. Occasional outdoor exposure.
  • Handicapped accessible.
  • May work under stressful circumstances at times.
  • Wet surfaces and sharp objects and high noise levels possible.  Hot and cold temperatures extremes.

Proficiency or Productivity Standards: 

  • Has regular, reliable, and predictable attendance and punctuality.
  • Adheres to dress code including wearing ID badge.
  • Adheres to Standards of Business Conduct.
  • May be required to work weekdays and/or weekends, evenings and/or night shifts if needed to meet deadlines.
  • May be required to work on religious and/or legal holidays on scheduled days/shifts.
  • May be required to perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • This position will support cultural diversity by promoting and maintaining an inclusive work environment and culture that is respectful and accepting of diversity


Address: 250 Pond Street, Braintree 02184
Shift: Day Job
Schedule: Full-time
Job ID: 2225449