Nutrition Services Director

Company: Avalon Health Care Management, Inc. ( Learn More )

General Information
High School
Not Specified
Job Description Southern Utah Veterans Home is seeking a dedicated, detail-oriented, and enthusiastic Nutrition Services Director to join our outstanding team!
The Nutrition Services Director, also know as Dietary Manager, Food Service Director's general purpose is to manage the operation of the Nutrition Services Department to include staffing, budgeting, food ordering and preparation, food delivery and cleanup in accordance with facility policies, physician orders, resident care plans and appropriate regulations.

The ideal candidate will be certified as a Dietary Services Manager and have a positive attitude! We want individuals that make patient care a top priority and can help us continue our tradition of providing excellent quality of care, and who would like to grow with us as we continue to build our service alliance!
  • Plan facility and individual resident menus with the Dietitian or Dietary Consultant, other department heads, and Company menu program.
  • Participate in regularly scheduled conferences including Department Head meetings and Interdisciplinary Care Plan meetings. 
  • Ensure food and supplies are purchased within budget and are timely and available for each meal.
  • Ensure food is nutritional, appetizing, prepared as planned and served in a timely and pleasant manner.
  • Ensure appropriate meals/snacks are served to residents with special Dietary needs.
  • Ensure all utensils, dishes; equipment and work areas are cleaned on a timely basis.
  • Monitor food production maintaining use of standardized recipes and menus and ensuring proper preparation and storage of food and supplies. Maintain the highest level of quality and timeliness of food service
  • Interview, hire, train, supervise, evaluate and discipline dietary personnel. Make job assignments and set priorities.
  • Orient new staff and participate in recruitment and selection. Keep associates informed of changes that affect them.
  • Meet Company policies and state and Federal regulations regarding sanitation and safe food handling techniques.
  • Develop Plan of Correction following state, Federal and QA surveys as needed.
  • Maintain records, manage budget and supplies.
  • Ensure equipment and work areas are clean, safe and orderly; ensure strict adherence to procedures regarding cleaners or hazardous materials or objects.
  • Ensure universal precautions and infection control, isolation, fire, safety and sanitation practices and procedures are followed; and promptly address any hazardous conditions and equipment.
  • Job Requirements
    • A High School diploma, or equivalent, is required
    • Certification as a Dietary Services Manager is preferred (may be required if applicable in the state to which you are applying.)
    • Must have the ability to read, write and follow oral and written directions at a level necessary to accomplish the job.
    • Must be able to relate positively and favorably to residents, families and to work cooperatively with other associates.
    • Basic understanding of computer technology, including email use.
    • Must maintain regular attendance.
    • Must meet all local health regulations, and pass post-employment physical exam if required. This requirement also includes drug screening, criminal background investigation and reference inquiry.
    • At least five years of experience as a Dietary Manager is preferred.