NWITC Cook / Housekeeper 2

Job Title:   
NWITC Cook / Housekeeper 2

Northwest Indian Treatment Center (NWITC) Inpatient Facility

Reports to:
Treatment Director, Cook 3 / 4

FLSA Status:

Time Status:
On- Call

TS Range:
4/5 ($15.89)

Opening Date:
February 21, 2020

Closing Date:
March 6, 2020

Performs a wide variety of duties to ensure a clean, attractive, orderly, sanitary and safe environment while consistently adhering to DOH regulations as well as NWITC policies and procedures. This position also performs a wide variety of kitchen duties including large quantity cooking at specific temperatures. This position is required to follow NWITC policies, procedures and rules regarding interpersonal boundaries typical of a Department of Health licensed facility and will participate in emergency fire drills as per NWITC policy and procedures. 

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following.
(Other duties may be assigned)

Cook duties include
Prepares, cooks and serves patient meals to include special diet needs.

Supports the compost by separating foods and other garbage materials.

Assists with preparation for special events: Spring and fall dinners, holidays, special events.

Prepares meals which are nutritious, flavorful and attractive for patient’s guests and staff with a focus on low fat, low sugar with an accent of fresh vegetables and complex carbohydrates which are prepared and served at the correct food temperatures and thoroughly cooked.

Monitors and maintains infection control, safety standards and procedures for all food preparation, storage, and delivery areas as per DOH requirement and recommendations and NWITC policies.

Ensures proper storage of all food and kitchen supplies. Unpacks food and stores appropriately.

Informs Treatment Director or supervisor of any potential or actual problems related to preparation, supply, storage, care, or cleanliness of food or kitchen supplies which could affect the safety or health of patients and staff.

Cleans ranges, oven, broiler, grill, deep fryer, steamers, sinks, refrigerators, salad bar, ice machine, and coffee areas daily.

Empties garbage, and washes dishes, cleans kettles, tables and other surfaces as needed.

Responsible for weekly cleaning i.e. washing the baffles over the stove, stove sides, grill surface refrigerators, hot food server and salad bar.

Kitchen cleaning duty to include disinfecting floors, and drains and occasionally washing pots and pans.

Housekeeper duties include
Cleans and sanitizes patient rooms, common areas, restrooms, sinks, toilets and showers. Dining room, kitchen, food storage areas and appliances. Offices, laundry, food storage areas furniture, lamps, window sills, shelves, walls, ceilings, floors, mirrors, and draperies.

Picks up small trash, cigarette butts and cleans up spillage and breakage.

Reports needed repairs and any other health or safety condition concerns to Treatment Director or Maintenance Manager.

Cleans and store equipment used in housekeeping duties as per DOH regulations and NWITC procedures.

Assures all areas of the patient building are kept clean and orderly using appropriate products and sanitization methods to reduce communicable disease and illness.

Washes store and supply sheets and towels to patients.

This position has no supervisory responsibilities. 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

AA Degree OR High School Diploma or GED and two year of relevant experience as a cook responsible for ordering food/supplies, planning menus, cooking large quantities, and maintaining cleanliness of a kitchen, dining and other food areas. OR four years of relevant experience. Knowledge of Washington State Department of Health requirements for food health and safety is preferred.  Experience working with Native Americans is preferred. 

Maintain confidentiality; remains open and respectful to the ideas, views, and needs of elders and staff; shows respect and sensitivity to cultural values and differences; upholds program standards and organizational values of NWITC uses time efficiently; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments; applies feedback to performance; completes work in a timely manner; observes safety and food handling procedures; adapts to changes in the work environment; works as a team player with other program staff; deals effectively with unexpected change, delays, and/or events; maintains a consistent work schedule and provides advance notice of absences whenever possible; able to work a flexible schedule including some evening hours. 

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common factions, and decimals.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Must have and maintain a valid Food Handler’s Permit and First Aid Certificate, or obtain one within 30 days of hire.  Must have a Washington State Drivers License and be insurable per tribal standards. Must complete a TB test, CPR and HIV/Aids training course. Must not be under current investigation by the Department of Health or found in noncompliance with DOH ethical standards.

The successful candidate must be able to pass a criminal and employment background check. Applicants who have been a patient of the NWITC programs must have completed services and sustained recovery for a minimum of six months.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disability to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk while carrying items up and down stairs, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Special vision requirements for this position are close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less);  distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more); color vision (ability to distinguish colors); peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point); depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships); ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally be exposed to warm, wet and/or humid conditions (non-weather and weather), and work near moving mechanical parts or be at risk of electrical shock.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The successful candidate will be required to submit to a urinalysis for drug and alcohol screening, in accordance with the Tribe’s Drug Free Workplace Policy.

Preference will be given to a Squaxin Island tribal member, or other Indian of a federally-recognized tribe.

Submit. application packets including a resume and cover letter to   Contact, Human Resources for more information: 360-432-3865.