This position works for the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System (Reno), within the Nutrition and Food Service. The incumbent performs duties that requires proficiency in special procedures. Requires a broad knowledge of service operations, such as food preparation, dishwashing, dry and refrigerated storage, and food and beverage. Decides what food items to serve for the most common diets when the tray tickets identifies only the kind of diet ordered. Duties include, but are not limited to: Make the final check of diet trays assembled by lower grade workers for completeness, correct food temperature, and to verify that food items on the tray are appropriate for the prescribed diet. Conduct the daily patient census by distributing menus to patients. Provide patients with basic information about modified diets, such as explaining to a patient on a sodium restricted diet that canned vegetables must be eaten in moderation because they are typically high in salt, or telling a patient on a diabetic diet that,according to the exchange lists, cheese may be substituted for meat. Prepare individual and bulk nourishment and special feedings for patients. Follow directions in assembling, measuring, weighing, or mixing ingredients for basic formulas and other supplemental feedings. Distribute individual nourishment to appropriate patients or nursing stations. Apply special sanitary techniques in preparing formulas and tube feedings such as sterilizing equipment and sanitizing work areas. Weigh and measure food items and recipe ingredients. Performs the work of the of the position and are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position. Performs that full ranges of Cook in a hospital/ healthcare environment; interprets specified diets via diet cards and menus to determine food items to prepare meals; uses, cares, and cleans tools, utensils and equipment used in cooking, i.e., grills, slicers, mixers, food choppers, knives, etc. on a daily basis. Use portion control scales and measuring devices to apportion individual items according to standardized recipes. Work Schedule: Temporary NTE - 1 Year., Nights, weekends, Rotating Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not authorized Telework: Not available Position Description Title/PD#: 99836-S Food Service Worker Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Note: This position is covered under the bargaining unit This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until December 31, 2021 The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be October 29, 2021, with subsequent cut-off dates on the 1st of each month. Eligible applications received after that date will be referred at regular intervals or as additional vacancies occur on an as-needed basis until positions are filled.
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