Food Services Director - Certified Dietary Manager

Life Care Center of Coeur d'AleneLife Care Center of Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene, ID
Job Description

Position Summary

The Food Services Director Certified Dietary Manager plans, organizes, develops, and directs the overall operations of food services to ensure daily provision of quality nutritional services in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and Life Care standards.

Education, Experience, and Licensure Requirements

  • CDM or State approved course in food services
  • Current certification as a Certified Dietary Manager in applicable State. Must maintain an active certification in good standing throughout employment.
  • One (1) year experience in post acute care food service
  • Minimum two (2) years’ supervisory experience

Specific Job Requirements

  • Make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action
  • Knowledgeable of practices and procedures as well as the laws, regulations, and guidelines governing functions in the post acute care facility
  • Implement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures of the department
  • Perform proficiently in all competency areas including but not limited to: patient rights, and safety and sanitation
  • Maintains professional working relationships with all associates, vendors, etc.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all proprietary and/or confidential information
  • Understand and follow company policies including harassment and compliance procedures
  • Displays integrity and professionalism by adhering to Life Care’s Code of Conduct and completes mandatory Code of Conduct and other appropriate compliance training

Essential Functions

  • Test cooked food for taste, temperature, and smell
  • Ensure menus are served as written and approved by Registered Dietitian
  • Plan and direct food service staff to prepare and serve high quality food on time and at proper temperature for meals and snacks
  • Ensure that the patient’s physician ordered diets are prepared and served accurately at meals and snacks
  • Order food, supplies, and equipment for food preparation and service, reviewing all deliveries of food for quality, proper amounts, and pricing
  • Recruit, select, train, counsel, and supervise food service staff
  • Complete nutrition documentation timely and accurately
  • Participate in interdisciplinary patient care meetings involving nutrition
  • Assist the Registered Dietitian in the collection of nutrition information and any other pertinent information
  • Effectively manage and operate within budget
  • Exhibit excellent customer service and a positive attitude towards patients
  • Assist in the evacuation of patients
  • Demonstrate dependable, regular attendance
  • Concentrate and use reasoning skills and good judgment
  • Communicate and function productively on an interdisciplinary team
  • Sit, stand, bend, lift, push, pull, stoop, walk, reach, and move intermittently during working hours
  • Read, write, speak, and understand the English language

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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