Two(2) Nutrition Services Director Positions Available

Employer/Location: Cantex Continuing Care Network/ (Rosenberg, TX & Woodville, TX)

Job Summary:

The overall purpose of the Nutrition Services Director position is to plan, develop, direct and control the activities of the Dining Services department. This position is responsible for food service standards, policy and procedure, dining staff, equipment, systems and work areas, while providing the highest quality of food service for patients in a cost-effective manner.

Qualifications:

  • Registered Dietitian, associate-in-arts graduate in nutrition and food management, DTR, CDM, person who has completed the Texas approved 90-hour course in food service supervision or a person who has had training and experience in food service supervision and management in a military service equivalent in content to the programs listed in TAC 19.1102 and has had the training credentials evaluated and approved by the nutrition program specialist of the Texas Department of Human Services Long Term Care–Regulatory.
  • Minimum of one year’s experience in a long-term care or healthcare setting is preferred.
  • Ability to read, write, and speak English language and with a knowledge of arithmetic and units of measurement used in food preparation.
  • Ability to cook/prepare food preferred.

Essential Functions:

  • Establishes and maintains standards for purchasing, storing and preparation of food.
  • Establishes and maintains procedures to meet safety and sanitation standards in order to assure compliance with government regulations.
  • Plans and administers departmental budget.
  • Plans and directs employee staffing schedule and assignments to ensure effective food service.
  • With Registered Dietitian, monitors nutritional status of patients using regular assessments, progress notes and care planning.

Essential Functions Cont.

  • Represents Nutrition Services Department at staff meetings and communicates pertinent administrative information to staff.
  • Adapts master menu cycle to individual and facility preferences with Registered Dietitian.
  • Purchase or requisitions food supplies in appropriate quantities based upon the menu and established budgetary parameters
  • Supervises receiving and storing of food.
  • Monitors all temperatures per local, state and federal regulations.
  • Maintains and issues a file of standardized recipes adjusted to the proper yield.
  • Completes initial patient food preferences.
  • Maintains diet roster and nourishment list.
  • Maintains kitchen Equipment Log.
  • Prepares, updates and audits tray tickets as needed.
  • In-services Nutrition Services staff on regular basis.
  • Prepares and submits financial reports as required.
  • Monitors e-mail on regular basis.
  • Coordinates catering as necessary.
  • Ability to function as a Team Leader/Role Model.
  • Attends patient care plan meetings.
  • Completes employee evaluations on either an annual basis or post probationary period; as well as provides counsel or disciplinary action when appropriate.
  • Has reviewed Cantex Continuing Care Network Policy and Procedures for Abuse Prevention and knows the employee’s responsibility to enforce it.
  • Attends in-services, understands, and complies with Patient Care Management Systems.
  • Responsible for assuring patient/resident safety.
  • Performs other duties and tasks as assigned.

Continuing Education:

  • Attends in-service and educational programs as directed by Facility.
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